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    Should I install a antivirus app for my smartphone or isn't it needed?
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    Default Re: Anti virus

    Some say it's needed, some don't. The best antivirus is yourself. If you don't go to any weird-looking sites or download any sketchy apps from unknown sources, you should be fine.
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    Some say it's needed, some don't. The best antivirus is yourself. If you don't go to any weird-looking sites or download any sketchy apps from unknown sources, you should be fine.
    I agree with this, but I still suggest one just in case. Malware advances pretty quick and who can say when they will start aggressively targeting smart phones and tablets. So I suggest having one just to be proactive, if nothing else. Plus many offer other features handy in case your phone is lost or stolen
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    Absolutely agree with Mooncatt.
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    If you have Google Play installed it will scan installing apps for malware if you enable "Verify apps". Karpersky is supposed to be a good respected company to try out their app.

    This article might be a good read on this topic: Android security chief breaks down real malware data | Android Central

    However, there are times when apps could steal your data without your consents so you still have to be careful with what you install:

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