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Initial post: Jan 20, 2012 12:22:18 PM PST
do i need an antivirus app for my Kindle Fire?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2012 12:33:06 PM PST
HN says:
No not really, viruses on Andriod are very rare.

Posted on Jan 27, 2012 9:59:11 AM PST
I hope a mod is reading these discussions. As I go back in this discussion, I find "kindle" AV questions. I think there is a big difference between a "kindle fire" and a "kindle reader," or am I missing something? You can browse the Internet with your Kindle Fire. So the questions one more time.

1. Do we need an Antivirus for the Kindle Fire??? Yes, no, or maybe?
2. Does Amazon have a recommentation with regard to whether or not AV is necessary? If not, why not?
3. Is Android immune to viruses? If yes, then why does Amazon sell the AV apps offered by developers?
Thanks in advance.

Posted on Jan 27, 2012 10:00:49 AM PST
T. Cook says:
It all depends which type of questionable websites you want to visit or which questionable apps you want to install from alternate websites.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2012 10:05:52 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Android is based on Linux so is pretty safe from virus'. The reason there are antivirus apps is that your Fire could still be a carrier for a virus for your Windows computer if you connect them together.

Posted on Jan 27, 2012 10:40:08 AM PST
Ernie says:
Not needed at all.

Posted on Feb 25, 2012 4:50:34 PM PST
craigevil says:
Not really for the same reason they it isn't needed on linux.

However if you are one of those people that download random apks from off the web and not from Amazon or Market, then yes it is probably a good idea.

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