1. Dave Higgs's Avatar
    I've not needed any anti virus on my phone but I'll be getting my note 4 on Friday. Do I need to download any and if so which one is best?
    10-11-2014 10:11 AM
  2. Nerf72's Avatar
    Used android for years and never had a virus or heard of anyone having a virus. If you stick to the play store and keep your device up to date you'll never get one either.
    keyzlife likes this.
    10-11-2014 10:14 AM
  3. Dave Higgs's Avatar
    Used android for years and never had a virus or heard of anyone having a virus. If you stick to the play store and keep your device up to date you'll never get one either.
    I thought that was the case. I've had android before and I didn't bother then.
    10-11-2014 10:21 AM
  4. gdmin's Avatar
    Just download ur apps on playstore... If u sideload apk from outside make sure to upload them first at virustotal.com just in case...

    All these years never had virus on android at playstore. If someone said there's a virus on playstore ask them the link.. 100% they can't show it because there is none.

    Sent from my phone with tapatalk
    10-11-2014 10:37 AM
  5. Closingracer's Avatar
    Just download ur apps on playstore... If u sideload apk from outside make sure to upload them first at virustotal.com just in case...

    All these years never had virus on android at playstore. If someone said there's a virus on playstore ask them the link.. 100% they can't show it because there is none.

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    They probably exist and has been proven there has been but it's slim.

    Sent from my SM-N900T using Tapatalk
    10-11-2014 11:47 AM
  6. keyzlife's Avatar
    Used android for years and never had a virus or heard of anyone having a virus. If you stick to the play store and keep your device up to date you'll never get one either.
    same here

    sent from my Samsung GALAXY Note® 3
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    10-11-2014 11:59 AM
  7. Willn's Avatar
    Yes there are viruses for android, typically you get them by illegaly downloading pirated apps through torrents or by clicking on bad links in the web. Its not really needed if you only download through trusted app stores legally such as the play store. Avast is a nice one I use them for my phone and PC as well. They have pass code locks for accessing various features of the phone such as your settings or the play store and so on...

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    10-11-2014 06:19 PM
  8. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Yes there are viruses for android, typically you get them by illegaly downloading pirated apps through torrents or by clicking on bad links in the web. Its not really needed if you only download through trusted app stores legally such as the play store. Avast is a nice one I use them for my phone and PC as well. They have pass code locks for accessing various features of the phone such as your settings or the play store and so on...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I agree, been with android for many many years and never have had a virus. Only used trusted app stores and never had a problem
    10-11-2014 06:42 PM
  9. Gator352's Avatar
    My Androids have never had a virus. I have though....and I used my phone to call a doctor to eradicate it.....does that count??
    10-11-2014 08:34 PM
  10. mobilerules's Avatar
    My Androids have never had a virus. I have though....and I used my phone to call a doctor to eradicate it.....does that count??
    It only counts if you infected your phone, so I think you're good.
    10-12-2014 10:19 AM
  11. mobilerules's Avatar
    To the OP... like the others have said, sticking with the Google Play Store will keep you safe. Also, in the security setting make sure that "unknown sources" stays unchecked & "verify apps" stays checked.

    If you feel more comfortable using an antivirus though, don't let anyone or anything stop you from doing so. The worst that happens with them is it may slow down the phone a bit, but with the Note 4 I doubt you'll notice.
    10-12-2014 10:27 AM
  12. Baby_Doc's Avatar
    I downloaded and paid for Prince of Persia from the Play store . Verizon's virus checker warned me of a Trojan. I got a refund.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-12-2014 11:33 AM
  13. Dave Higgs's Avatar
    Cheers guys I'm usually carefull anyways I think it's just a case of not being careless.
    10-12-2014 01:48 PM
  14. Gator352's Avatar
    I downloaded and paid for Prince of Persia from the Play store . Verizon's virus checker warned me of a Trojan. I got a refund.

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    That's what they would have called a "false" postitive.
    10-12-2014 02:23 PM
  15. Peter McCain's Avatar
    I use Google play store, Amazon appstore, I sideload from other websites and I have never had any problems with viruses or anything.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-12-2014 02:39 PM
  16. Brandwin's Avatar
    So will I be okay to go to pornmd.com still like I do on my iPhone?

    Not to take this too far off topic, but other than deactivating iMessage, is there anything I need to make sure I do before I switch?
    10-12-2014 03:29 PM
  17. fragologist's Avatar
    I've been using android for almost 6 years. Never had a virus. Sometimes you need to use good instict and stay way from anything that looks shady. Dload apps only from the play store and you'll be fine.
    10-12-2014 08:33 PM
  18. rews's Avatar
    I agree, been with android for many many years and never have had a virus. Only used trusted app stores and never had a problem
    ditto, for android and MS Windows. Never. Since '95. That's almost 20 years for Windows and 5 on android virus free on 2 platforms that Apple would have us believe has a malware problem. And I even visit norty websites. In fact back in the late 90's I was frequently on pretty much every shady hacking site around and still never got hit. Got some warnings from my AV doing that though but none got through lol.
    10-12-2014 09:40 PM
  19. Closingracer's Avatar
    ditto, for android and MS Windows. Never. Since '95. That's almost 20 years for Windows and 5 on android virus free on 2 platforms that Apple would have us believe has a malware problem. And I even visit norty websites. In fact back in the late 90's I was frequently on pretty much every shady hacking site around and still never got hit. Got some warnings from my AV doing that though but none got through lol.
    On Windows I would call it a worthy investment

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    10-12-2014 10:27 PM

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