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Hi, if you could help me out with this I would really appreciate it! I was wondering, is it possible to get a virus from just browsing a website on my phone or from downloading... an image? I have the Sony Xperia Z1 and am also using Norton Security so that should warn me if something is wrong, right?Caelum Cunnane

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Yes, but not in the way that you mentioned, you...

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It is definitely worth using anti-virus app for Android. There are a whole range of anti-virus and security products available, some are free, some are paid for, some are bad and some are great. Here is a round-up of some of the best.

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A new version of the Play Store app has been released and it is starting to roll out to Android owners. Google Play Store 3.9.16 includes the ability to remove apps from the All Apps list. This is particularly useful if you have tried various free apps and choose not to use them. At the moment the All Apps list can become quite cluttered as it remembers every app you downloaded from the beginning of time. However more intriguing is that the contents of the .apk file (that is the application package file, the way apps are bundled up and distributed) contains references to a built-in malware scanner and a wish list feature.

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With mobile malware threats on the rise, Verizon has responded by unveiling a new antivirus app for its line of Android phones, dubbed Verizon Mobile Security. Both free and paid versions of the app are available, depending on your security needs.

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Mobile security is one of the essential things you have to keep in mind when getting a new Android phone or tablet, or even when you have older gadgets with you. Adding layers and layers of... security won’t hurt; it may instead greatly benefit you. Among the number of antivirus and mobile security apps you can find in the Google Play Store, one will definitely impress you with its e...

UPDATE: We have an updated Best Android antivirus app list, click here to see.

With startling headlines like “Number of malicious... Android apps grows by 2200% year over year” and “86% of all malware delivered via repackaging of legitimate apps” it is worth looking at what measures you can take to protect yourself from...