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Do you use an Antivirus on your Android phone?

Do you use an Antivirus on your Android phone?  

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+warwagon    11,366

Do you guys use an Antivirus on your Android phone? I didn't put an option "I don't have an Android phone" ... if you don't have an Android phone, just don't vote and click the show results button.

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jnelsoninjax    10,130

Never thought it being needed, is there a reason to need one?

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CrossCheck    286

I don't. I also don't download non reputable apps or games, visit sketchy websites or download torrents on my phone. So there is no need

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Nick H.    8,675

I've got Lookout Security on my phone, but I think that's it. I just use it to scan APK files before I run them if I have got them from places other than the Play Store.

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dipsylalapo    1,226

Call me naive, but unless, as you said, the phone is out of data and not getting updates, you stick with the Play store and keep on legit sites, is there a need?

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+Zagadka    3,107

I do... not really for a reason, but also not really for no reason.

 

Seriously, though, it does have some additional features like emergency access, tracking, security, blocking/filtering, etc.

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Andrew    2,855
6 minutes ago, Zagadka said:

I do... not really for a reason, but also not really for no reason.

 

Seriously, though, it does have some additional features like emergency access, tracking, security, blocking/filtering, etc.

Tis better to have than have not IMO :yes:

 

My Android phone is mostly for testing / backup purposes, but ESET Mobile Security has other benefits besides AV tools and I don't notice any performance hits, so why not (Y)

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Buttus    1,050

do AV's on android work?  i mean, without root?  it seems like they'd have the same permissions as whatever virus APK you ran, so they'd just cancel each other out?

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bikeman25    46
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I do, i run Avast Mobile security, but maybe not even needed, i just believe the Avast things and do that, only smart phone i never ran Antivirus since wasn't none for it was when i had Windows phone, soon as i got my Android i loaded Avast Mobile security 

 

 

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