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Anti-malware software for tablets is not needed... yet. We may see a rise in necessity in the coming months and years.
Do I need anti-virus software for my tablets? I'm giving my two grandkids a Nexus 7 tablet for Christmas. Do I need anti-virus on them and if so, what do you recommend?
In this excerpt from Answercast #76, I look at the necessity of having anti-malware software for virus and spy protection on portable devices such as tablets.
Well, lucky grandkids! Those are actually pretty cool tablets from what I understand.
The short answer is that in my opinion, no, not today.
However, I do believe that this is an area where, in the coming months and years, we are going to see a more active exploitation by malware. We are going to see a rise in the importance of having anti-malware solutions on your mobile devices: tablets, phones, iPads, etc.
So right now, I think the answer is no. But definitely keep your ear to the ground. I do think it's one of those things that's going to change over time.
(Transcript lightly edited for readability.)
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