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Offline timrogers142

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Why Avast updates Android virus signatures on my PC?
« on: January 04, 2013, 08:08:30 PM »
Hi,

When I clicked on the popup showing that Avast updated itself, I was surprised to find in the Virus update History many updates for Android. So, why does avast on a PC update virus definitions for Android?


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Re: Why Avast updates Android virus signatures on my PC?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 09:07:48 PM »
Why not, people connect to their PCs with their android phones.

If you search all of the signature updates (a monstrous task) you will probably find linux and Mac related signatures, they are there for the same reasons.
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Re: Why Avast updates Android virus signatures on my PC?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013, 09:27:37 PM »
Thank you. Didn't think of that  ;)

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Re: Why Avast updates Android virus signatures on my PC?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 09:34:05 PM »
You're welcome.
WinXP ProSP3/ Core2Duo E8300/ 4GB Ram/ avast! free 18.5.2342/ Firefox ESR, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro7.11.0/ DropMyRights/ WinPatrol+/ Drive Image 7.1/ SnagIt 10.0/ avast! mobile security
Windows 10 Home 2004 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 20.7.2425 (build 20.7.5568.595) UI-1.0.558/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro