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What features should be taken into consideration when choosing mobile AV and AM?


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#1 midimusicman79

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 04:18 AM

Hi all!

 

As of 2015, Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware protection has become equally important both in the computer and mobile market, as the borders of computer and mobile usage is gradually being grayed out, because of social mediums like Facebook, Twitter and the like.

 

So, now I am wondering: What features should be taken into consideration when choosing mobile AV and AM?

 

Please discuss!

 

Thank you very much in advance!

 

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Edited by midimusicman79, 13 October 2015 - 08:14 AM.

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 02:14 PM

AV or AM on iOS is not useful. It's an app without any special rights, just like the other apps, so it has not access to the complete filesystem.


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Posted 14 October 2015 - 08:04 AM

Hi, Didier!

 

Thank you for the prompt and informative reply! :)

 

Yes sir, I understand your point, since iOS is a 'closed' mobile OS, because the App Store is 'closed' – with its verification process.

 

However, what about other mobile OSes; Google Android and Windows Phone?

 

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Edited by midimusicman79, 15 October 2015 - 07:40 AM.

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 01:56 PM

However, what about other mobile OSes; Google Android and Windows Phone?
 

 

I do not use these OSes, so I'm not commenting on these ;-)


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Posted 15 October 2015 - 08:12 AM

Hi again, Didier!

 

Thanks to you for the clarification! :)

 

I suppose quietman7's article Answers to common security questions - Best Practices is just as applicable for AV and AM on computers as well as mobile phones.

 

Thank you very much for the help! :) The issue has been successfully resolved! :thumbup2:

 

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 12:40 PM

Hi midimusicman79,

 

 

 

What features should be taken into consideration when choosing mobile AV and AM?

 

 

 

I use a Android phone and use Avast Mobile Security. I mainly use this for the anti theft features that they have which i have not had to use as of yet.

 

Link below of "AVTEST Best Antivirus Software for Android". Some have features like anti theft plus more that some may find useful.

 

https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/mobile-devices/android/september-2015/

 

May i ask if you are using a stock Android phone or has it been rooted, or something else ?

 

 

 



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Posted 16 October 2015 - 04:10 AM

Hi, VB30!

 

Thank you for the prompt and interesting reply, as well as the link! :)

 

Yes, Avast Mobile Security scores 9/10, which is the best ever, and thus definitely recommendable. :thumbup2:

 

May i ask if you are using a stock Android phone or has it been rooted, or something else ?

 

Some time in the (near) future I am going to buy myself a new mobile phone, so right now I am actually just trying to probe the market. B)

 

Thank you very much for the help! :) The issue has been successfully resolved! :thumbup2:

 

Regards,

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