1. AC Question's Avatar
    looking for best app that runs completly in the back ground that does Not drain my battery
    02-07-2017 07:40 PM
  2. nahoku's Avatar
    What are you trying to accomplish? Android is pretty much secure as it is. And, anyways, if you "catch a cold", it'll most probably come from surfing the web and not paying attention on what you click on.
    02-08-2017 02:12 AM
  3. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    Agreed with the above. Android is secured well as it is. Unless you are downloading things direct from the web a lot and especially installing apks from the Web and not from the Google Play Store.
    02-08-2017 04:37 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! For the most part, it's still quite difficult to get an actual virus on your phone, because malware requires you to manually accept the installation (which is why they try to fool you into thinking you're installing something legitimate). Use common sense:

    1. Avoid shady websites that deal with things like porn, gambling, and "free" (aka pirated) apps/music/movies.

    2. Never ever tap on a link that appears in a popup while browsing, especially if they're warning you that your phone is infected--they're just trying to scare you into installing some bogus "antivirus" app that is probably malicious itself.

    3. Only install apps from well-established app sources like Google Play Store or Amazon Appstore. Read a bunch of app reviews before installing an app to look for any complaints about adware or suspected malware.

    4. Turn on Google's "Verify Apps" function. This allows Google to periodically scan your phone's apps to look for malware. It's usually in your Google Settings app, under Security (although it might also be in the main System Settings, in Settings>Security).

    5. Turn off "Unknown Sources" in Settings>Security. This prevents any app that wasn't obtained from Google Play Store from being installed (which could include malicious apps that are inadvertently downloaded).
    02-08-2017 12:24 PM

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