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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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21st October 2015, 06:42 PM |#15  
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It can happen
Just recently, a friend got a virus on her Galaxy S6 from browsing via Chrome to her local CrossFit site, which is as follows:
http://brandonevenson.com/
Just downloaded ESET Mobile Security & Antivirus to give it a test run.
Thoughts?
21st October 2015, 08:41 PM |#16  
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Antivirus apps are all just gimmicks and completely useless also often causing more problems mainly by drastically hindering performance. A real computer virus is just impossible on a Linux based system like android because the nature of androids architecture isn't a comfortable environment for viruses to run quietly and stealthily and would take the most intense development Google longs for and for what some nerds contacts and porn browser history? The only thing close to a virus is maybe malware which then is no more than popup ads and such. So ask yourself who to worry about when so many antivirus apps are deceiving millions of people...

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Antivirus apps are just like task killers, battery boosters , etc.. They are really bad for a modern android

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21st October 2015, 10:13 PM |#17  
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who needs antivirus? i used it before. it was just annoying.
6th May 2016, 07:24 AM |#18  
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Antivirus is must for an anroid phone
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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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Antivirus is must for your android smart phone. Because many a times we come across an app exchange through which virus entry possibilities increase.
6th May 2016, 08:08 AM |#19  
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best antivirus
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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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try AVG best smartphone antivirus with easy to use interface...
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