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By csm121295, Member on 19th May 2014, 08:47 AM
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26th January 2015, 11:39 AM |#11  
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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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Isn't there usually built in antivirus components into android especially in 5.0
 
 
26th January 2015, 10:52 PM |#12  
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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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And seriously... there is already not a lot of viruses developp on linux, so on android...
26th January 2015, 11:25 PM |#13  
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There's no way an app could infect your phone when you aren't rooted, so Anti Virus on Android is useless.
Even if you are rooted, when you don't download the most obscure apks, chances are nihil you get a virus (or otherwise harmed). If you don't fully trust an apk, you than screen it using googles apk installer. It doens't slow down your device and works good.
26th January 2015, 11:59 PM |#14  
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Thanks for the insight

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