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Re: best antivirus for android?
The thing is that Google already does a scan on all apps. According to that article, less than 0.001% of apps are able to bypass all of Google's defenses. That means that for every million apps in the app store, less than 10 are able to do that. First you'd practically have to specifically search for a malicious app to actually find one. It's not like one of the apps is Instagram or Dolphin. It's something super obscure that no one knows about or it would already be flagged. Besides, that, what could these anti-virus apps do to bring that number down from 10? Do they really have databases of malicious threats that are significantly better than what Google has to where Google wouldn't flag one of the 10 apps, but the anti-virus app would? How are the anti-virus app makers getting the data for what to flag faster than Google?
Originally Posted by JeffDenver
It's one of those things where the current security is so good that the only way to significantly improve it is for the user to avoid potentially dangerous apps. No anti-virus will be absolutely perfect, and 10ppm is already a really low number, so there isn't much, if any, room for improvement.
I agree with the lost or stolen comment, too. That's a much larger concern.