We’ve been blithely using various Android devices without a care in the world. Then an alert reader asked us: Shouldn’t we use some sort of security software?

Good question. So we put on our deer-stalker cap, got out our compass and searched. The answer is definitely yes. Despite the fact that clerk in the store where our reader bought his device told him that Android security software is unnecessary, it’s probably a good idea. “Webroot” is a software company that has been around since shortly after the Earth cooled, and they recently came out with Android protection.

The basic version is free, or you can get an advanced version for $15 a year at Other options for protecting Android phones and tablets include McAfee and AVG anti-virus software.

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