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Re: What is the best anti virus app
Anti virus apps are absolutely useless on android. They scan for a list of pre determined virus applications. They don't scan code in them, they just look for the name (com.company.appname). And guess what? Apps aren't added to that list until they are discovered.
Originally Posted by executiveg
Did you install an app from outside the play store?
If yes, then you most likely got the virus from said app and therefore it's your fault. Installing apps from anywhere but the play store is extremely risky, as its all to easy to decompile an app, inject some bad code, and recompile it.
If no, and you still seem to be having problems with your device, its most likely user error. Using the same error from above, the play store, requires every Dev to sign their apps with a unique signature key (even for updates). If the key is lost, they have to rebuild the app from scratch. The "Master" android bug, has been fixed on the play store since the day it first appeared in the news.
My advice to you, reboot into recovery and wipe your cache. You need to do this at least once a month, or your device will become sluggish. It also really depends on your phones manufacturer. If your device isn't from a name brand manufacturer, it will act up. Those cheap non name brand manufacturers put out android devices, that don't even have custom kernels with them, just the basic android kernel with the drivers necessary to get the device to work.
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