1. Syn1cal's Avatar
    I got Lookout with my Tmobile plan, but I also have Avast for mobile which I haven't installed (not sure if better)... does anyone else use or not use AV programs? IF so why?
    03-17-2015 11:26 AM
  2. boogas8's Avatar
    No, I don't see the point. I don't go to questionable sites or download questionable apps. Most antivirus apps cause more problems then their worth in my opinion.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 4 via the Uncarrier
    03-17-2015 11:37 AM
  3. naira1's Avatar
    They just slow down your phone. It's really of no use in my opinion.

    Sent from my Phabnote 4 SM-N910C
    03-17-2015 12:24 PM
  4. Tdc02's Avatar
    Agree with the two post above me. Don't use any.
    03-17-2015 12:49 PM
  5. magichoward's Avatar
    agree with the 3 posts above me
    03-17-2015 12:56 PM
  6. skatergirl's Avatar
    I use AVG.

    It doesn't cause me any problems.
    03-17-2015 01:00 PM
  7. muzzy996's Avatar
    +1 to not using any antivirus.

    Waste of precious CPU power (and therefore battery life) IMO. If my mobile device gets borked (and it never has due to malware/virus) I'll simply wipe it clean and start over.
    03-17-2015 01:23 PM
  8. grover5's Avatar
    I use lookout for the same reasons as the OP as I'm a TMO customer. I haven't noticed any loss of speed or battery life since installing it.

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    03-17-2015 01:29 PM
  9. Mr-Guy's Avatar
    No anti virus here either tried it once on my N2 and it bogged down the phone

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-17-2015 01:34 PM
  10. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I use CCS*. It works great. It's light, fast, and has kept my many Android phones absolutely malware free since 2011. It's not in the Play Store though but it is free.


    *Cautious Common Sense

    ♻from the n.3 controller🍶🍫
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    03-17-2015 05:01 PM
  11. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    There was a recent article on the front page that talks about AV for Android. It isn't really necessary.
    If you start installing unauthorized apk's you may have issues.
    Find the article. Interesting read.
    03-17-2015 08:16 PM
  12. fatyank's Avatar
    What about clean sweep?

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-18-2015 01:44 AM
  13. Mr. Toad's Avatar
    What about clean sweep?

    Posted via Android Central App
    If you mean like clean master and stuff it is mostly gimmicks.
    03-18-2015 02:05 AM
  14. Gaelstorm's Avatar
    I use Kaspersky as I get three devices with the subscription. So it's on my phone, Laptop & PC
    03-18-2015 07:35 AM
  15. Kronko's Avatar
    As simple as No.
    03-18-2015 10:07 AM
  16. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I use AVG and Norton.
    No lag or negative impact on my device at all.

    Sent from my gorgeous sexy white BEAST of a Note 4 ❤
    03-18-2015 10:36 AM
  17. fatyank's Avatar
    Yes Mr Toad, I meant clean master. I usually proof read my stuff but missed that. I think alot of them are gimmicks too. I read a great post from a link in one of these threads that talks about how Android works and why Anti-virus and those apps are kind of pointless

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-18-2015 11:58 AM

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