1. AC Question's Avatar
    Should I install anti virus on my Samsung galaxy s5. ?and is this necessary for phone. Is anti virus make slow my phone?
    04-21-2015 12:36 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Any device that can run software can have viruses written to run on it, and any device connected to th internet can have viruses downloaded on it. (I'm still waiting for someone to write a virus that gets transferred over the power grid. Then civilization is in big trouble.)

    So yes, you should run an antivirus program. And yes, it will slow your phone down, but not enough to notice unless you're running a benchmark program to see how fast the phone is. (It's like asking whether you should clean the dust off your eyelashes because it's harder to walk with the extra weight. It's there, but it's not significant. An antivirus program runs when you download something and when you're not doing anything else. The rest of the time it takes so little of the phone's resources that it's effectively not there.)

    I'd also run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Not all bad stuff is viruses.
    04-21-2015 06:20 PM
  3. roy ellis's Avatar
    If you sideload then definitely yes. Stay away from the popular ones, as they are often only mediocre. Check out benchmarks at PC
    360 mobile security or eset are nice
    04-22-2015 05:38 AM

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