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19th May 2014, 08:47 AM   |  #1  
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I have read an article from a website claiming that Android antivirus are useless since all Abdroid apps run within a sandbox and this greatly hinders antivirus from fully function. Is this valid claim? I thought the apps can function beyond sandbox to certain extent as long as they ask me permissions.

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You don't need anti-virus apps in your device.. linux is self secured...
U might use anti-virus if you want to slow your device I guess u don't wanna do that

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19th May 2014, 10:50 PM   |  #3  
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Hello, Thanks for your reply
whay do you mean by "Linux is self secured"? What does it do?

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Hello, Thanks for your reply
whay do you mean by "Linux is self secured"? What does it do?

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Linux is self secured in that users do not have permission to run applications for which the permissions do not allow. For example normal users cannot access configuration files. Root access is required. In order to install or change applications root access is also required.
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Don't need anti-virus app on your android mobile.
Just remember don't install the app from non-play market.
And note that the permission before installing.
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And you can always try applications from XDA. we are trusted people

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True. I think XDA apps are as reliable as play store apps since apps on XDA gets constant feedbacks from other developers.
However, that also means that, just like playstore apps, I should be aware of relatively new and unpopular apps.

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True. I think XDA apps are as reliable as play store apps since apps on XDA gets constant feedbacks from other developers.
However, that also means that, just like playstore apps, I should be aware of relatively new and unpopular apps.

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Yes exactly

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True. I think XDA apps are as reliable as play store apps since apps on XDA gets constant feedbacks from other developers.
However, that also means that, just like playstore apps, I should be aware of relatively new and unpopular apps.

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Would not even trust all apps from play store as google is not checking them before adding to the store. so they might be harmful as well... Hence, XDA apps are even trustworthier I would say
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During my years of Android experience. I have never heard of any Android phone getting a virus?

If you have anti-viruse softwares on your device. The only thing that'll do is slow your device down and restrict you to certain content.

So yes. Android anti viruses are useless.

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