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Default Is a virus protector needed if you have Google verify apps enabled?

So Google verify apps now has an always on scanning mechanism for catching harmful apps, but little is talked about if this is all you need now, negating the need for a 3rd party virus protector or not. So does anyone know what the ideal config is with this now?

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So Google verify apps now has an always on scanning mechanism for catching harmful apps, but little is talked about if this is all you need now, negating the need for a 3rd party virus protector or not. So does anyone know what the ideal config is with this now?

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Here's your protection: Don't install sketchy apps. That's literally 99% of avoiding issues. Get them from the Play Store or from recognized developers. Read the reviews. Don't install apps that have too many permissions that are not necessary (ie, like a racing game that needs full access to your contacts, accounts, can send SMS, etc). There are no viruses for android, but there can be adware and malware, though those are rare unless you just don't pay attention to what you are doing or installing.
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Thanks, but that's all info I already knew.

I believe its na´ve to have no protection at all. But it's also stupid to have two active virus/malware protectors as well. Which brings us back to my initial question.
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Watch out and be smart, dont download your apps and contemt von every offering webpage. especially your sources for app and rom content are a bigplayer in getting malware or not. Dont get your stuff blinded and the google verify should be enaugh protection for you. - there is still no 100percent safe protection against getting malware/virus. Even if you got all highrated protector-apps out there alltogether.

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So Google verify apps now has an always on scanning mechanism for catching harmful apps, but little is talked about if this is all you need now, negating the need for a 3rd party virus protector or not. So does anyone know what the ideal config is with this now?

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No there is no need of anti Virus , as android does not support .exe format so no virus (in simple words)
 
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So Google verify apps now has an always on scanning mechanism for catching harmful apps, but little is talked about if this is all you need now, negating the need for a 3rd party virus protector or not. So does anyone know what the ideal config is with this now?

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If you check permissions of app before install, you don't even need AV. If an app requires access to vital data, like Contacts use XPrivacy to stop such permissions.

Ads are a bit like viruses. You can use AdAway or AdFree or Mothe of Ad Blocking to block them.

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The question I'm asking is, is the Google apk verifying as good as a virus protector or is it googles answer to built in virus/malware protection for android?

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The question I'm asking is, is the Google apk verifying as good as a virus protector or is it googles answer to built in virus/malware protection for android?

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Few days back, there were some malwares on play store. (They removed it now). But google apk verify gives false positive. (like themer)
but to be on safe side install some good AV. I suggest Avast. It is free.
Personally I dont use any AV, but you can use whatever you want.

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