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Anti Virus for Phones?

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#1 goldie  OFFLINE  



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Posted Jan 12, 2018 - 2:53 pm

When I bought Avast, it mentioned anti virus for mobile devices. Do you have one? I'm using android... Thanks.

#2 laddhorn  OFFLINE  



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Posted Jan 14, 2018 - 8:59 am

I do not. 


You need to actively install something on your phone, and as long as you use a reputable one, you will typically be fine.  Don't simply download an app from a link or the web.  If a webpage pushes you to download their app, simply close out of the page.  This happens to me the most when looking at something on Facebook.  Most of the time, it is a malicious popup ad.  This advice isn't always foolproof as you CAN get a bad app from the Play Store, or even Amazon, but typically those are odd apps based from China or Russia.  Read the reviews and don't download a new/flyby app and you should be fine.


If you ever do get a virus on your phone, a simple reset back to factory settings will clear it off...and may improve your phone's responses.  Even good apps can have memory leaks after a bad update.

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Posted Mar 8, 2018 - 12:34 am

AVG or norton, get malware same as the pc versions. ccleaner, norton has lots of free software.  Whatever your using for your home pc or laptop grab for your phone. :)

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