1. executiveg's Avatar
    I think I mitt have a virus or some kind of malware on my phone cause it's acting up.

    What is the best virus scanner app?

    Thanks to all for replying



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    09-06-2013 11:15 AM
  2. deejayburnout's Avatar
    i use avast.

    works fine for me and its free.
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    09-06-2013 11:20 AM
  3. rhinemaiden's Avatar
    AVG it's also FREE
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    09-06-2013 11:37 AM
  4. executiveg's Avatar
    Thanks goin to try them out now

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    09-06-2013 12:16 PM
  5. Raptor007's Avatar
    I have Trend Micro for my home computer and it also includes a license for Android as well. So a double benefit, check out Amazon.com if you are looking to buy the 3 user package its a great deal compared to buying from Trend Micro's site or a retail brick and mortar store.
    09-08-2013 02:03 PM
  6. gollum18's Avatar
    I think I mitt have a virus or some kind of malware on my phone cause it's acting up.

    What is the best virus scanner app?

    Thanks to all for replying



    Sent from my Verizon Note 2.SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums .
    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.

    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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    09-10-2013 11:31 PM
  7. jpriest007's Avatar
    Lookout is a good one. It has got good reviews from the play store. It is free or you can buy the premium version for $29.99

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    09-11-2013 05:00 AM
  8. angad's Avatar
    Antivirus apps have actually no use. Dey will use processor and battery unnecessarily. Better to scan ur apk's on pc or onlyn on virustotal. Otherwise if you r extra cautious. ..use lookout or avast. Both r decent.

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    09-11-2013 05:07 AM

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