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dj24

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Jun 23, 2018
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
I have been looking to add protection for my Note 20 ultra and wanted to know what everyone recommends/ use on their phone? Is there one that most of you use that covers all 3 or are you using separate options? Free version is my preference but if it's worthy I don't mind paying for it.

Thanks!
 

adj998

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I have been looking to add protection for my Note 20 ultra and wanted to know what everyone recommends/ use on their phone? Is there one that most of you use that covers all 3 or are you using separate options? Free version is my preference but if it's worthy I don't mind paying for it.

Thanks!
You don't really need malware or antivirus protection unless you're downloading apk files from an untrusted source, but as far as ads go, I use adguard and it is free and blocks most, if not all ads for me in combination with Firefox, but that's just my preference.
 
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Android 9 and up are pretty secure unless do something stupid.
Be wary what you download and especially side loading apks
Antivirus? Meh... no saving dumb bunnies.

I occasionally scan with Malwarebytes but it never runs in the background.
Always keep an eye on the download folder for things you didn't download or odd behavior. There are malware jpegs out there that are fun when downloaded.
 
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    I have been looking to add protection for my Note 20 ultra and wanted to know what everyone recommends/ use on their phone? Is there one that most of you use that covers all 3 or are you using separate options? Free version is my preference but if it's worthy I don't mind paying for it.

    Thanks!
    You don't really need malware or antivirus protection unless you're downloading apk files from an untrusted source, but as far as ads go, I use adguard and it is free and blocks most, if not all ads for me in combination with Firefox, but that's just my preference.