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Is Antivirus for Android really important?


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#1 Enterprise256

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 05:12 PM

Is an AV for Android really needed? Simple question.



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Posted 07 January 2016 - 05:24 PM

Not a simple answer. My thoughts are, it depends on how you use your device. For some it would be prudent. For others they could get away with not having any antimalware applications.

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#3 Oyugi

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 03:56 PM

Not that much given the linux kernel is a bit difficult to modify or corrupt, besides that most AVs on android tend to make the phone sluggish. However it's always a safe bet to use an anti virus if you download a lot of content order if you visit porn or free/shareware sites. However for android phones the biggest risk comes from malware rather than viruses or worms. Also remove folders that have nothing to do with your applications, always delete them I. ie candy browser, torn and so on from your system.

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 12:04 PM

I think it is, It protects your phone from malware and viruses. Just like your desktop or laptop.



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 11:01 PM

As animal has said above, it depends on how you use your phone, if you download freeware and apps from 3rd party sources than it is definitely needed, but if you stick to the play store you should be fine.


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