Antivirus

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I would like if my phone plan came with antivirus already on it, so I wouldn't have to buy it separately and install.
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AlexiKrov

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No phone plan has an antivirus. If you want an antivirus program on your phone, you have to download it yourself.
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Yes, I know the phones don't come with antivirus already downloaded. But it would be nice if they did, like computers do :)
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You mean the preloaded bloated software on prebuilt computer? No thanks. Just download AVG. It's free and does a really nice job. I don't use it on my phone but it works nicely regardless.
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I did install it 2 months ago, it comes with Protection, Performance, Anti-Theft and Privacy options on my android phone, it works for me, I don't have to pay for it.
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it could be an add on that a client can buy. Nice idea
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Well I guess antivirus is a bit personal... some we like and others we don't... I tried a few and ended up *GASP* having none at all, lol. I found it slowed down the phone no end and I never side-load anything... (yes I know Google play store is not 100% safe either!)

Still it would be a good idea if it was removable :)
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This might be better suited to suggest to the manufacturers of the phones
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Some of ISP are offering Antivirus to their customer, this could be introduced to koodo . The clients have always the choice to install any antivirus they want .
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ISP offering antivirus is VERY different from a mobile provider offering antivirus for a phone. For instance, Shaw offers Mcafee most likely because of a partnership. What I don't know is if it's the full version or a trial. Much like with Norton on a prebuilt computer, it is usually a trial version and you have to pay for the yearly subscription.

I honestly can't see this happening. Any applications are usually 3rd party and as far as I know, mobile providers won't advocate 3rd party applications as a PR thing. Plus you would have customers asking questions about the specific antivirus that customer service agents wouldn't have access to the information.

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