1. ajcabling's Avatar
    Hi Android user's, just want an advice on what is the best anti virus that we can used and download for s3?

    Your response will be much more appreciated

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    11-01-2012 01:50 PM
  2. trucky's Avatar
    As of a few months ago there were only 618 types of malicious Android APK files. Stick with https://play.google.com/store/apps or other reputable download locations and it's not likely you'll need antivirus. torrents, warez and other slightly shady app repositories will have a higher chance of having embedded nasties lurking inside your downloads.
    11-01-2012 02:16 PM
  3. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I use TrustGo
    I also love the feature where you can track your from from your PC, remote lock/wipe, and back up all ur data...its useful plus its an anti-virus
    D.Sandman likes this.
    11-01-2012 02:51 PM
  4. jcp007's Avatar
    You can try Norton or Kapersky. I have Norton. It comes with an anti-theft plug in that allows for remote lock and wipe. Some say not to use anti-virus as there may bloatware. For me, better safe than sorry.

    Sent From My Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet
    11-01-2012 02:57 PM
  5. Srambo217's Avatar
    I like Avast!

    Sent From My Rooted/Modded SGSIII - If I've helped you please click 'Thanks'!
    11-01-2012 04:02 PM
  6. Abhishantz's Avatar
    Kaspersky is the best
    11-01-2012 04:07 PM
  7. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    Avast

    I used to use physical buttons, and then I found button savior
    -S. T. C

    Sent from my rooted, debloated CM10 jelly bean 4.1.2 Samsung Galaxy S3 #LikeABo$$
    11-01-2012 05:12 PM
  8. emathed's Avatar
    I use TrustGo
    I also love the feature where you can track your from from your PC, remote lock/wipe, and back up all ur data...its useful plus its an anti-virus
    There's two on the pkayr store, which one do you use?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    11-01-2012 07:07 PM
  9. Tkbredx's Avatar
    Lookout. Long time favorite
    11-01-2012 07:47 PM
  10. funkylogik's Avatar
    i used avast but it was using a lot of battery so i use Zoner now and Appbrain Ad Detector.
    i do sideload from dodgy sources but havent caught anything YET!

    and Android Lost for if i lose my phone (your samsung account can also be used to control your device, cant remember name of the site though) anyone?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    11-01-2012 08:02 PM
  11. stickmoney's Avatar
    Im a fan of avast as well
    11-01-2012 09:19 PM
  12. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    There's two on the pkayr store, which one do you use?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    I use TrustGo antivirus and Mobile Security...its awesome!
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...5zZWN1cml0eSJd

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    There's two on the pkayr store, which one do you use?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    I use TrustGo antivirus and Mobile Security...its awesome!
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trustgo.mobile.security&feature=nav_other#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDYsImNvbS50cnVzdGdvLm1vYmlsZS5zZWN1cml0eSJd
    11-01-2012 11:20 PM
  13. beh's Avatar
    I use Vipre from GFI. I have used it on my pc's for years and have never been compromised. They update the signature files 4 or more times a day. It uses very little phone resources or power. I believe there was a free version in the Play Store and you can purchase it online (have to search for Vipre (note spelling) for $9.95 per year subscription. The paid version provides cloud backup as well as several other very helpful features.
    funkylogik likes this.
    11-02-2012 01:53 AM
  14. mlmcgahee's Avatar
    + 1 for Lookout

    Mike
    11-02-2012 08:22 AM
  15. MrSmith317's Avatar
    As of a few months ago there were only 618 types of malicious Android APK files. Stick with https://play.google.com/store/apps or other reputable download locations and it's not likely you'll need antivirus. torrents, warez and other slightly shady app repositories will have a higher chance of having embedded nasties lurking inside your downloads.

    I agree 100%. If you're not rooted, then your risk of Virii/malware goes down about 90%. Unix based viruses are hard to write because the user is unprivileged. You're more than likely to see legitimate software doing not so nice things like Air Push. Those can be uninstalled along with the app that brought them. AV on your phone is only really going to do you a disservice though. However I will say that if it makes you feel more secure, then go with a trusted source like Kaspersky.
    trucky likes this.
    11-02-2012 08:31 AM
  16. trucky's Avatar
    I agree 100%. If you're not rooted, then your risk of Virii/malware goes down about 90%. Unix based viruses are hard to write because the user is unprivileged. You're more than likely to see legitimate software doing not so nice things like Air Push. Those can be uninstalled along with the app that brought them. AV on your phone is only really going to do you a disservice though. However I will say that if it makes you feel more secure, then go with a trusted source like Kaspersky.
    Android antivirus apps are useless... There, I said it. Now, there are components of those antivirus programs that are useful, helpful, stop global warming and help fee the homeless along the way. The management of a lost or stolen device is useful. Being able to remote wipe is useful, but those things are all available in very workable apps all by themselves. There has been much gnashing of teeth and fiery discussions concerning droids and antivirus that I won't waste anyone's time here repeating what they say. Do your own research, be careful what you install and where from, ALWAYS check the permissions before you click Install.

    Feed your brain: Android antivirus apps are useless, here’s what to do instead | ExtremeTech
    Phoneguy108 likes this.
    11-02-2012 09:00 AM
  17. funkylogik's Avatar
    Android antivirus apps are useless... There, I said it. Now, there are components of those antivirus programs that are useful, helpful, stop global warming and help fee the homeless along the way. The management of a lost or stolen device is useful. Being able to remote wipe is useful, but those things are all available in very workable apps all by themselves. There has been much gnashing of teeth and fiery discussions concerning droids and antivirus that I won't waste anyone's time here repeating what they say. Do your own research, be careful what you install and where from, ALWAYS check the permissions before you click Install.

    Feed your brain: Android antivirus apps are useless, heres what to do instead | ExtremeTech
    nice read mate, ill keep Zoner though as it has a tiny footprint.
    AppBrain ad detector is VERY useful as it scans as you install and alerts of adware and permissions.
    may uninstall AVG though.
    i know how to avoid viruses but until google lengthen the refund period, ill still test cracked apps...

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    11-02-2012 09:30 PM
  18. phoneguy32's Avatar
    im running avg. it will scan as it installs. also can remote wipe and get the gps location of phone.
    01-27-2013 02:13 PM
  19. gepo87's Avatar
    The antivirus for android smartphone it's useless because it's based for gnu linux that not read file exe!!!!!

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    01-27-2013 04:30 PM
  20. moosc's Avatar
    Why do you need this?

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
    01-27-2013 04:43 PM
  21. Phoneguy108's Avatar
    As of a few months ago there were only 618 types of malicious Android APK files. Stick with https://play.google.com/store/apps or other reputable download locations and it's not likely you'll need antivirus. torrents, warez and other slightly shady app repositories will have a higher chance of having embedded nasties lurking inside your downloads.
    I read this from redmondpie.com

    "The fact of the matter is, you, the average Android user, are safe from mobile malware. Malware on Android does not spread like it does on desktop computers because there really isnt a simple method for them to spread. These viruses, trojans and rootkits that you hear of all the time only reach those users who do things like downloading APKs from untrusted sources and downloading bogus apps."

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    As of a few months ago there were only 618 types of malicious Android APK files. Stick with https://play.google.com/store/apps or other reputable download locations and it's not likely you'll need antivirus. torrents, warez and other slightly shady app repositories will have a higher chance of having embedded nasties lurking inside your downloads.
    I read this from redmondpie.com

    "The fact of the matter is, you, the average Android user, are safe from mobile malware. Malware on Android does not spread like it does on desktop computers because there really isnt a simple method for them to spread. These viruses, trojans and rootkits that you hear of all the time only reach those users who do things like downloading APKs from untrusted sources and downloading bogus apps."
    02-02-2013 01:05 PM
  22. crester's Avatar
    Don't use anti-virus on your phone... they don't really do anything... and they just take up resources.
    02-03-2013 12:56 PM

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