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Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by The Game 161, Jul 18, 2013.
Those on android
Which app is the best?
I just use Norton Spot ad detector. They have a good suite of apps too.
why do people use these things? common sense > virus app
If you don't download apps or files from dubious sources, you do not need such apps.
And how do people know what apps that are safe and those that aren't? It's impossible to say.
I think that what he meant was that if one got all their apps from GooglePlay one could reasonably expect them to be safe, conversely, apps downloaded from a little known store may have problems.
And from well known sources/blogs, recognized developers on XDA,...
Shows how much I know.. Didnt realise there were other places to get apps.
Play store is pretty safe, just check reviews if you're worried. For antivirus I use avast, but mostly because of the anti theft
absolutely no reason for an AV on a phone unless you're prone to being stupid and are downloading things from places you shouldn't.
I use Norton lite. It only scan when you install a new app. Minimal impact on battery life.
Amazon appstore is safe too.
This, an AV just slows your device down.
I don't use AV on my HTC One.
Malware does sneak into Play even if it's just usually nuisance apps like adware.
Anyway, since I also install a lot of stuff from outside the Play Store (I find it's too restrictive for my likings these days) I use Avast. As well as a virus scanner it also offers very good anti-theft features and even an application firewall if you're rooted. It's one of the first things I install on any new Android device.
I have Norton as well as Avast. Both so the job, not like a computer but scans every app that is installed on my phone. I do regular system wide scans every two weeks.
2 Antivirus? Thats way too much imo
I don't use one but I recommend Lookout.
in my opinion, lookout is the best antivirus app out there.
hmmm...strange. the most famous antivirus apps are avast and AVG, but no one recommended them, are they really that bad
The best anti virus app is yourself...