Best anti virus app to use?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by The Game 161, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    I just use Norton Spot ad detector. They have a good suite of apps too.
     
  3. walie macrumors 6502a

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    why do people use these things? common sense > virus app
     
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    If you don't download apps or files from dubious sources, you do not need such apps.
     
  5. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    And how do people know what apps that are safe and those that aren't? It's impossible to say.
     
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    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. :)
     
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    Exactly.
    And from well known sources/blogs, recognized developers on XDA,...
     
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    Shows how much I know.. Didnt realise there were other places to get apps.
     
  9. TheProFTW macrumors regular

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    Play store is pretty safe, just check reviews if you're worried. For antivirus I use avast, but mostly because of the anti theft
     
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    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.
     
  11. mib1800 macrumors 68000

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    I use Norton lite. It only scan when you install a new app. Minimal impact on battery life.
     
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    Amazon appstore is safe too.

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    This, an AV just slows your device down.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    in my opinion, lookout is the best antivirus app out there.
     
  19. beaniemyman macrumors 6502

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    hmmm...strange. the most famous antivirus apps are avast and AVG, but no one recommended them, are they really that bad
     
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