Since I am new I have spent the last few hours reading posts on the XDA site so that once I make my post hopefully I won't get attacked with "that information is/was listed on" or "I've already posted that" or "you should read previous information before posting". I'm sure you get the idea. Anyway, I can't find any consensus on having virus/malware/spyware/adware installed on the Note 2014 or Galaxy SIII. Even amongst senior moderators. I've ready the links some have attached to their emails and still no consensus. Do mobile devices need them or is it just "scare tactics" as one article referred to them as. Forgive me for saying this and no name calling please, but I come from a long line of BlackBerry devices before switching to android. I haven't switched my contacts and calendars over to my tablet or phone yet because BB was known for its security protections. I didn't have to give apps half as many permissions as I do in the play store and the app would still work!
Also please help me understand how you can tell if an app from the play store is a "safe" app or not? I can't base it on names I know since as most of you probably already know BB didn't have a great app selection and didn't support android unless you rooted your tablet.
Can I get some feedback from a moderator please.