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Best Antivirus for Android buget phone?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:51 16 Mar 2018
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I currently have Avast on My phone (a Smart Ultra 6) but its getting on my nerves with the incessant adverts and pop ups.

Can anyone recommend a decent non intrusive free Av for android?

  Forum Editor 14:49 27 Mar 2018

It's important to understand the difference between a virus and malware. There is already malware that can affect Android devices - it's downloaded in dodgy apps.

  wee eddie 14:54 27 Mar 2018

These dodgy Apps were/are available from the official Play Store, not necessarily from dodgy sites

  Forum Editor 15:07 27 Mar 2018

"These dodgy Apps were/are available from the official Play Store"

As I pointed out in an earlier post.

Use a little common sense and you'll be safe from Android malware. If you do nothing else, keeping your downloads limited to the Play Store. Google has beefed up its scanning system, so apps with malware are far more likely to be detected and removed before they get near your phone. In addition to automated scanning, the company has teams of people who specialise in spotting stuff that might escape the auto-scanners.

Antivirus apps for Android are at best redundant and at worst a detriment to your system performance. All modern smartphones have very good protection built in.

  Menzie 02:26 28 Mar 2018

Very true, my phone has permissions for every app that allows me to tailor what they can do to my phone

When it comes to downloading apps I pay attention to permissions which many fail to do.

If you're downloading a flashlight app for instance it would need access to your camera (the flash for the light). However if such an app states it needs access to your media, contacts, and more then red flags should be set off.

  modis90 12:35 04 Apr 2018

Anti-virus apps for Android are useless, they cause more problems then they solve.

  techesupportuk 09:06 13 Apr 2018

Generally, you don’t need an antivirus app if you play it safe, only download apps from the Play Store, and keep your security settings enabled. But still, if you want to download an antivirus app I would suggest you to go for: -Express VPN (but, its paid) -Bitdefender Antivirus (It is one of the few actually free antivirus apps.It offers a basic scanning feature, a simple interface, quick performance, and no configuration. This is a great one for super basic needs.)

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