1. Marktinkerman's Avatar
    Hi just bought mediatek zl10 10 inch tablet running android 9.. When I try to install antivirus either Avast or AVG when I get to play store I get a red message line saying "your device is not compatible with this version" ... I have tried different search phrases.. I have tried deleting both data and cache on the play store app.. I have tried restarting.. I have tried resetting the tablet.. Help please mark
    02-06-2020 06:12 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Unfortunately there's nothing we can do to help. App compatibility is dictated by the app dev, either by device model, system OS version, or region. Only way to 'help' would be to contact the developer to see if they can add your specific device to the compatibility list (or give you an explanation as to why it's not compatible).
    02-06-2020 06:16 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! You should avoid Avast anyway: https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/30/2...-ceo-blog-post

    Realistically, antivirus apps are not really necessary on Android devices. Here's my usual spiel:

    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 (or in the Play Store settings). This allows Google to periodically scan your phone's apps to look for malware.


    5. Turn off "Unknown Sources" in Settings>Security (or in Special App Access on newer phones). This prevents any app that wasn't obtained from Google Play Store from being installed (which could include malicious apps that are inadvertently downloaded).
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    02-06-2020 08:31 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! You should avoid Avast anyway: https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/30/2...-ceo-blog-post
    And since Avast has acquired AVG, it's best to avoid them too.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    02-08-2020 03:07 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    02-08-2020 03:13 PM

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