1. Wizard11's Avatar
    Are the anti virus apps worth downloading and which ones if so do you all like

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    09-30-2015 11:01 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    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's "Verify Apps" function. This allows Google to periodically scan your phone's apps to look for malware. It's usually in your Google Settings app, under Security (although it might also be in the main System Settings, in Settings>Security).
    H3aTeRzz, Crashdamage and shawnOST like this.
    09-30-2015 11:23 PM
  3. Wizard11's Avatar
    Thank you for that info was very helpful

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    B. Diddy likes this.
    10-03-2015 10:47 AM
  4. granblanco's Avatar
    Malwarebytes Antivirus but never caught anything so far and agree that this is just being proactive vs. a requirement.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-03-2015 10:59 AM
  5. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    I wish I could get back all the money I wasted on these virus apps. As long as you follow what B. Diddy said, you'll never need those memory hogs.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    10-03-2015 11:50 AM

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