Question 1 Answer Yes, but not in the way that you mentioned, you see some people have you fearing that an evil virus is waiting behind every corner. In reality viruses have not spread on mobile devices the way they once did on PCS. Let’s talk about where some real dangers lie: Sharing SD cards with your friends. Syncing your device with someone else’s computer or a public computer Do not download apps from untrusted sources, only download from Google Play or Amazon App store. The best thing you can do it go to the Google Play store and download…
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Do you think your anti-malware app really does its job in protecting your mobile device? You may want to check out AV-TEST’s official detailed test report.
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.
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.
While companies who sell antivirus apps and other security-focused software continue to warn users of the growing threat of malware aimed at Android devices, exactly how concerned the average Android user should be is worthy of debate.
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.
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 extensive usability. That app is Antivirus & Mobile Security by TrustGo Mobile Incorporated. Antivirus & Mobile Security protects your Android device from any harmful malware and viruses and lets you be…
If you are looking for a good Android security app then you simply cannot beat Avast Mobile Security. The latest update adds even more features and the app is still free.
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 malware. Besides common sense items like not downloading apps from an untrusted app store or not installing apps which ask for odd permissions (like a game wanting SMS permissions), there is the option of installing an anti-virus app for your device. There are quite a few big…