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    Default Do we need antivirus with Note 3?

    Hi all, need ur opinion on do we really want antivirus in our note3? Do they really work? As far as im concerned, all they do is suck battery juice!
    Wat do u say ....

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    Better safe than sorry, I use tmobile pre installed lookout

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    I use Lookout also, and reported battery usage is 7%.
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    I used to use avast but now I'm using nothing. Just use your head to avoid malicious sites en scan everything on your pc before transferring to your phone and you'll be fine

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    I use nothing.

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    I use the built in Lookout

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    Nothing here. Always use playstore to download apps. And if it screws the phone, I delete it. I use clean master to get rid of the residual files.

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    I am using Lookout on all my devices.
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    If you really want the answer just search AC. It's like the number one question asked on the sight. First your phone already has built in app checker, second stick to lookout there whole stick is Mobil. The other pc branded virus checkers just feed on your fears making it sound like android is unsafe.

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    I use clean master. Gets rid of residual files and ads perfectly.

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    Default Re: do we need antivirus in note3

    Quote Originally Posted by karan1389 View Post
    Hi all, need ur opinion on do we really want antivirus in our note3? Do they really work? As far as im concerned, all they do is suck battery juice!
    Wat do u say ....

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    NO need for anti-virus!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crester View Post
    NO need for anti-virus!
    Tell that to the guy that downloaded Dead Trigger 2 from Google Play. He did not know that there was 2 different downloads. One of them gave him adware on his phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preach2k View Post
    Tell that to the guy that downloaded Dead Trigger 2 from Google Play. He did not know that there was 2 different downloads. One of them gave him adware on his phone.

    Isn't that his fault for downloading the game that didn't come from the actual developer... even in that screenshot the app page for the fake app has a ton of 1 star ratings and probably a bunch of comments saying this is fake.

    People need to think before downloading...
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    Quote Originally Posted by crester View Post
    Isn't that his fault for downloading the game that didn't come from the actual developer... even in that screenshot the app page for the fake app has a ton of 1 star ratings and probably a bunch of comments saying this is fake.

    People need to think before downloading...
    Not really.. When people come on forums and say that all apps in Google play market is safe. Which is not true at all. When you download anything outside of the Google play market I can understand if you get a Virus or adware. But inside the market. This app was Identical to the original app. At the time he did not know what the developer was, he just wanted the game. I think anything purchased or downloaded inside Google play Market should be safe and checked by Google before it is released in the market. Until then I will keep my Lookout for added protection.
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    It was safe it was checked by Google. There's nothing wrong with it. No different then the bazillion BBM apps

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    I use AVG Pro it has the mobile tracking on it from a PC, and warns me if apps use excessive advertising. I like that feature for when I downlaod free apps.
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    U can for safety ... please prefer Avast or Lookout as i have been used them. Normally if you download apps form play store and don't visit malicious website then its not necessary for antivirus..

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    I use the free AVG on every kind of device I have including the Note 3. It is a cruel world out there folks.
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    Default Re: do we need antivirus in note3

    Battery usage is usually minimal and they do work. But there just isn't a lot of a threat.

    I do not use an antivirus app on any Android device. I think overkill at this point in time.

    I sideload only what I am comfortable with; never had a problem yet. Worst case, wipe the thing a re-install.

    Good luck.
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    Default Re: Do we need antivirus with Note 3?

    I use avg free on my n3 and have also used the preinstalled lookout. As someone else stated, lookout usually showed around 5-7% battery usage. Not bad until I noticed that avg used so little it didn't even show on the usage list. Definitely avg.

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    Also using AVG.

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    If you will only install app from playstore you wont need for antivirus. Virustotal.com owned by google and i believe every app @playstore has been scanned using multiple antivirus.

    " Google Acquires Online Virus, Malware and
    URL Scanner VirusTotal ". TechCrunch.
    Retrieved 12 April 2013.

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    Default Re: Do we need antivirus with Note 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by karan1389 View Post
    Hi all, need ur opinion on do we really want antivirus in our note3? Do they really work? As far as im concerned, all they do is suck battery juice!
    Wat do u say ....

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    My friends S4 browser kept saying infected with trojan click here to remove no mater what page she went to. Clear cookies and still said it. Scanned with Norton and came up as fine. Browser says virus and anti virus says your good. She just said F it and factory reset
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Lietz View Post
    My friends S4 browser kept saying infected with trojan click here to remove no mater what page she went to. Clear cookies and still said it. Scanned with Norton and came up as fine. Browser says virus and anti virus says your good. She just said F it and factory reset
    Sometimes that's all you can do. They can be pesky like that sometimes.

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