anti virus for Blackberry

Posted on 2016-10-17
Last Modified: 2016-10-17

My boss just asked me to find a AV for his BB. Does BB needs AV?  thanks
Question by:mcrmg
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by:Tyler Brooks
ID: 41846767
I'm assuming that his phone is running Blackberry OS and it's not one of the phones running Android.

Blackberry OS is generally considered to be a secure operating system and will require you to grant access permissions to any app you download. I believe there are some anti viral applications on the Blackberry store, or at least there were, so if your boss is quite adamant about it I'd throw one of those on the unit. It may not accomplish anything other than making him feel better but there is no sense arguing about it if he is insistent.

Author Comment

ID: 41846770
Sorry forget to mention.,  His BB blackberry priv and is on Android.  thanks

Expert Comment

by:Tyler Brooks
ID: 41846774
Ah ok, if he is on Android I would definitely install something, incidents of viruses are still a lot lower on Android than on PC, for example, but the OS is definitely susceptible to malware. There are lots of options from most of the big PC anti virus companies.
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Author Comment

ID: 41846784
I was wondering if you could make some suggestions on which one for him to get...thanks

Accepted Solution

Tyler Brooks earned 500 total points
ID: 41846790
I'm pretty partial to Avast Mobile Security, I've been using it on my Android devices for a few years and not had any issues.

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ID: 41846814
thank you very much

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