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What Antivirus/Anti spyware Program To Use For Androind Smartphone?

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  1. Blackpepper1

    Blackpepper1 Well-Known Member

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    I read somewhere that smartphones are not needing to be protected against Viruses Or Spyware as they are a different set up compared to computers.
    Is this true or do you need something to protect your Smartphone?
    If anyone uses anything which one?
    There are allot on Google Play but if there is a particular one that everyone uses it would be handy to know.
     
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    Be VERY cafefull with this

    A lot of anti virus on google play store is full of spyware and viruses themselves

    Android is not the closed system that apple is. Which for all it's fault approve any app before it goes on their App Store.


    Am just saying,be VERY carefig all you are doing is using main branded apps anyway I don't think you would need one IMO

    We roll out 1000s of android phones at work and not once have we put a anti virus program on them
     
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    Blackpepper1 Well-Known Member

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    Ok thanks for that answer. I was wondering what people do as far as all that goes. :)
     
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    I reckon Avast Mobile Security & Anti-Virus offers a the best security and backup tools for Android phone and Android tablet, although you'll have to stump up for the Premium Tools to access anything much past the basic virus scanning, but that should be unnecessary for most people. I echo what others have said about being careful to get a package that is real (rather than a virus / malware in its own right)
     
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    Clean master or 360 security are good all in one apps
     
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    Hello!
    I agree with anti virus software not necessarily being required for smart phones. However I've found it useful to install "ccleaner" by piriform (both on my phone and laptop). It reduces a lot of the junk you accumulate and speeds everything up.
    From a laptop point of view, mine is 7 years old and I was ready to throw it out when I installed ccleaner, which did wonders for the operating speed.
    The free version can be downloaded either from the app store or online, and only takes a few minutes to run.
     
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    Kaspersky Labs https://www.kaspersky.co.uk/, are excellent, and one for top AV houses, which have the signatures for new Trojans and Virus first!

    They were first to have WannaCry signatures which broke out this year on 12 May 2017, and have special honey pots located around the world, tracking new variants.

    My new Samsung Smart TV, has McAfee Anti-Virus for TV!

    Anything connected to the Internet, is potential at risk, and that includes my iKettle 2.0!
     
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    It depends on the device you have. The Samsung S7 has built in security which is pretty robust, I have even seen the latest Android OS' with built in anti-virus too. I have noticed that the Google Play store has been getting a lot better at vetting apps, so keep your out for the 'Verified' banner.

    If you don't want to have anti-virus on your phone or computer however - just go with Apple ;-)
     

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