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    Im looking for the best cleaner and anti virus protection fir my Samsung tab
    02-26-2018 06:52 PM
  2. 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 Play Protect features in Settings>Google>Security. This allows Google to periodically scan your phone's apps to look for malware.

    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).

    I would also avoid "phone cleaner" apps. They often cause more problems than they claim to solve.
    chanchan05, dov1978 and ManiacJoe like this.
    02-27-2018 01:47 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    I usually run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and a good anti-virus app (which one is "good" is a matter of taste). I'll add just one thing to B. Diddy's list - don't open suspicious emails. But the list is a good one - better to not get malware than to clean it out after you get it.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    02-27-2018 12:41 PM

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