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Anti Virus for Phones?

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#1 goldie  ONLINE  



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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.

#3 hack2222  OFFLINE  



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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. :)

#4 franklinveaux  OFFLINE  



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Posted Aug 1, 2019 - 4:53 pm

The app used to be paid but is now free, supported by ads. You can pay a small monthly or yearly premium to remove these. Another very useful premium feature is ‘in-app locking’ whereby your device will ask for a PIN before opening certain apps. This prevents malware from launching apps such as internet banking automatically.

· You can download Avast Mobile Security here for free


Meanwhile, there're another 9 best Android antivirus app, you could compare them and choose final idea one.


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Posted Aug 16, 2019 - 8:51 pm

Whatever you are using for Laptop or PC you can use the same for Phone too.

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