1. Saddiq777's Avatar
    As the title says, Is the virus scanner on my huawei p20 pro any good?

    Have you peeps had any issues with viruses? Is the stock virus scanner sufficient or do we need a third party scanner.

    One thing that sets my mind a little at ease, is that at the bottom of the scanner it states powered by avast. There's no manual scan so I'm not sure if it works.
    03-16-2021 12:03 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Avast is generally a respected name in security, although their reputation isn't spotless: https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/28/av...browsing-data/

    See this guide for my thoughts on antivirus apps in general: https://forums.androidcentral.com/am...ml#post6888694
    Smokeaire01 likes this.
    03-16-2021 12:12 PM
  3. Saddiq777's Avatar
    Thanx. I read the two links you posted. Great reading.

    I wasn't asking about antivirus apps. My question was about the baked in antivirus on the Huawei P20 pro, it's in the 'Optimiser' app. When you enter the antivirus, it says 'your device is secure' and then 'your device automatically scans for and removes viruses. You'll be notified if a threat has been detected.'

    It does nothing, does it work. There's no way of manually scanning for viruses, so does it actually work?
    03-16-2021 02:07 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Do you have a Phone Manager app with a Virus Scan option? https://www.hardreset.info/devices/h...an-huawei-faq/

    If there's no way to do a manual scan, then I suspect it works similar to Google Play Protect, which is also automatic and doesn't have a manual scan function.
    03-16-2021 02:12 PM
  5. Saddiq777's Avatar
    Yes it's similar to phone manager app, on my phone it's called optimiser app.

    I hope that it's working automatically, it just does nothing that I wonder if its actually doing something. Maybe I should just trust that it is working in the background.

    I haven't had any issues with malware or viruses, I'm usually careful and kinda follow the rules you mentioned in your antivirus link above.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    03-16-2021 02:50 PM

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