Anti-Virus Apps

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Aug 10, 2014, 8:37:04 PM via Website

I have a simple question. Can you run more than one anti-virus app on an android phone? I currently use AVAST but wondered if I could have another such as AVG or Lookout? I know on a computer you cannot have more than one but wondered if the same applies to android cell phones or not. Thanks for any responses. JD

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Aug 11, 2014, 6:35:59 AM via Website

Well, @Joseph I don't encounter using two antivirus application over my device, I was using 360 and avast at the same time for days but couldn't get any major problem, but as people says you should use only one anti virus. So I remove I tried thinking about what would be the problem but I am still awaiting a proper answer over it. Let us just wait a while to see if some other members have something.... :?

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Aug 26, 2014, 4:22:54 PM via Website

I think we should use only one antivirus app on an android phone. But you should chose the best app for your phone. I use AVAST and feel it ok. How about you? What ur best antivirus?

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Aug 27, 2014, 9:01:49 AM via Website

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I think we should use only one antivirus app on an android phone. But you should chose the best app for your phone. I use AVAST and feel it ok. How about you? What ur best antivirus?

That is depend upon thinking of people some people thinks that we have to use two or more antivirus for protecting our device, and some people like me used only one antivirus and sure about the securities. i generally using 360 Security it is really a good app and it is also totally free with the ad supports.

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Aug 29, 2014, 10:32:08 AM via Website

Yozh Studio

Android don't have viruses

Really!? I don't think so. Today android is popular, many hacker develop app to stole your password or your bank info...
You should have an antivirus app to make your phone secured.

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Sep 6, 2014, 7:25:00 AM via Website

Android doesn't have virus, it only has malware. Only 1 app scanner is usually enough.

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Sep 6, 2014, 10:50:03 AM via App

Joseph Damien

I have a simple question. Can you run more than one anti-virus app on an android phone? I currently use AVAST but wondered if I could have another such as AVG or Lookout? I know on a computer you cannot have more than one but wondered if the same applies to android cell phones or not. Thanks for any responses. JD

you can . But it is not needed . In the pc you can put more than one , but it will be fucked up . It will go too Slow :)

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Dec 9, 2014, 8:44:54 AM via Website

A known issue with running 2 AVs is that they'll consider each other as a potential virus.
This has to do with the behavior of these programs. They scan directories, perform root-operations (if you have installed the AV on a rooted device), and so on.
This is true on any system, not only mobile devices.

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Mar 2, 2015, 8:39:07 AM via Website

I have never used any Anti Virus App, Can you please recommend any for me?

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Mar 2, 2015, 9:17:29 AM via Website

Well, Fatima there are number of decent antivirus app to choose from over the Google PlayStore and almost all of them works great at all ! But if you ask me then I am using 360 Antivirus over device, you can try using that it's a decent app that gives you access to RAM cleaner and it will also clear the temporary files stored over the device. So can try checking it out, there are also other Anti Virus apps like Avast, AVG, BitDefender etc available to choose from, I have got a better idea try looking at the post Best Antivirus Apps for Android and see if that helps you in making your choice. :)

Sorin

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Mar 3, 2015, 10:27:57 AM via Website

Thanks Lait!

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May 6, 2015, 8:21:39 AM via Website

i think you should only install one anti virus app on your phone, remember android phone always have a limitations, installing more than one antivirus tends to slow down the accessibility of your phone. like in most PC it is best advice to install only one antivirus.

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May 15, 2015, 5:12:17 AM via Website

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i think you should only install one anti virus app on your phone, remember android phone always have a limitations, installing more than one antivirus tends to slow down the accessibility of your phone. like in most PC it is best advice to install only one antivirus.

Yes, you are right. As for me, I have not any antivirus app installed on my mobile phone.

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May 20, 2015, 4:16:50 PM via Website

You may use two, but for better functioning of your device it is advisable to use one that will serve you best. I use 360

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Jul 10, 2015, 4:35:00 AM via Website

I also would like to see more anti-virus app on android phone!

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Jul 10, 2015, 1:40:15 PM via Website

If you only use Google Play then you shouldn't need an antivirus; Google do a pretty good job now ensuring apps are secure, if you use other appstores (Amazon, Samsung, etc) then it's probably a good idea to get a malware scanner. If you install warez (cracked or pirated apps) then an antivirus would be essential; paid apps for free aren't pirated out of good will, they are modified and coded by people looking to gain something. They will more than likely contain some coding that can or will be used for... well, use your imagination...
It's always been the same with Android; generally, antivirus software is not needed unless you willingly put your phone at risk.

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Sep 3, 2015, 1:59:45 PM via Website

You don't need any anti-virus app as long as you download apps from the trusted source like Google Play. And, there is no point of having two different anti-virus app on Android.

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Oct 12, 2015, 6:01:25 PM via Website

I use Avast as antivirus app also because I have purchased it for my PC and it functions really good.

I also have tried AVG, but it my opinion it is too slow... and it makes my devices too slow. :?

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Oct 15, 2015, 7:55:26 PM via Website

I have only tried to use Avast, no problems so far ...

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Oct 26, 2015, 9:43:06 AM via Website

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Nov 14, 2015, 12:43:44 PM via Website

I do not use any of them. Just download apps on Google Play Store :)

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Dec 4, 2015, 6:34:53 AM via Website

I'm using anti-virus for my android device. it's really good.

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Dec 9, 2015, 3:54:45 PM via Website

I don't have AV on my phone... maybe it's better to have one.

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Feb 14, 2016, 4:52:30 AM via Website

yes they do

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Feb 14, 2016, 4:53:04 AM via Website

same i am using 360 security atm

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Mar 16, 2016, 4:05:50 AM via Website

Currently using Avira atm since I also use it on my PC!

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Mar 16, 2016, 12:52:35 PM via Website

In my opion, AV on Android have no sense. Android don't have viruses. All bad software must be install by user. I use Avast some time ago, but my phone was slow. Better way is reading needed perrmissions and choice app which need less permission.

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Mar 19, 2016, 6:07:57 PM via Website

Hi !
Yes you can make a anti virus for the systeme like Avast and other for Internet brosring like Mawayerbyte

Thank you.

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Apr 25, 2016, 7:31:27 AM via Website

Android has no virus, but malware ...
See www.lookout.com/resources/know-your-mobile/android-virus for good explanations.
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May 7, 2016, 6:22:52 PM via Website

I neither use any anti-virus on my phone or tablet. I just think it slows everything. So far I have been good.

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May 9, 2016, 9:26:01 PM via Website

I have used 2 antiviruses at once. One of them was CM security and the other one was avast

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Jul 14, 2016, 10:14:48 AM via Website

I downloaded the Avast Anti-Theft for Android . I'm satisfied with its work.

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Jul 26, 2016, 5:20:07 PM via Website

I don't use any anti-virus and my device is good. Is it necessary to have antivirus....

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Aug 12, 2016, 1:27:04 PM via Website

Just don't install apps from APKs or unverified sources, and your device will be fine without AV.

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Sep 8, 2016, 8:27:49 AM via Website

sometimes i feel like these anti-virus apps, i mean some, looks more like opening a door to virus to me ><

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Oct 5, 2016, 9:58:51 PM via Website

I wish there was better understanding of this.

Android is a Linux OS, with a Linux kernel under the hood. Linux doesn't have viruses. Viruses are a problem specific to Windows, where they can patch into the OS. On Linux, they bounce off.

I don't run A/V on my Android tablet. For that matter, I dual boot Windows and Linux on the desktop. There is n A/V package for Linux, but I don't run it. The folks I know who do don't run it to protect themselves. They run it to make sure they don't inadvertently pass something along to contacts who run Windows that they won't see as a threat because it won't bite them. I don't run A/V on my old netbook dual booting Ubuntu and WinXP, and while I have Windows Defender on Win10 on the desktop, I have it turned off.

What can bite on Android is malware, which is a different class of threat.

Viruses and malware are infections, and infections have vectors through which they infect the host body. Ward the vector, and block the infection.

The main vector for viruses is email. I use Gmail as my primary email account. I read and reply to mail in my browser. My mail all resides on Google's servers, and Gmail implements viewers for all common attachment types, so I can view them without actually downloading them. I don't need a local copy of mail, so it works fine. And Gmail has the best spam filtering I've seen, and the sort of mail that might be infected with something nasty will be flagged as spam and not appear in my inbox.

I don't run A/V because I've warded the vector where viruses might come from.

The vector for malware is the browser. Most malware assumes you are running Windows, and use Internet Explorer as your browser. I run Firefox, with the NoScript add-on that blocks scripting on sites not in a whitelist, and uBlock Origin, a generalized, list-based blocker for ads and other things.

I have the Malware Bytes malware scanner under Windows, run it occasionally, and it never finds anything. I warded the vector.

I only download from known-good sources that scan on their end, and most of what I download is open source in addition.

I don't bother with A/V or anti-malware under Android because I practice "safe hex". I know what it is, what it does, and where it comes from before I install it, and I'm fussy about what I do install.

Most A/V and anti-malware solutions make the assumption "The users are idiots, and must be protected from their own ignorance." Security and safety online come from knowledge, and people need to acquire it. You can't rely on third-party software to protect you. You need to know what you're doing and do the right things.

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Oct 21, 2016, 8:26:14 AM via Website

AMC security, the best app I've used to protect my mobile phone. Recommend!

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Dec 3, 2016, 7:38:23 PM via Website

Android does not need antivirus. They need common sense. Just don t ever open a link which says that you are the "lucky guy of the day". Just download only from trusted sources, check out the permissions of the app and use your mind to avoid malware, not viruses as Sikster says.

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Jul 24, 2017, 11:44:39 AM via Website

A useful anti-virus app is enough, don't need much apps.

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Oct 13, 2017, 8:41:25 AM via Website

You can but you should avoid it. You can instead use the best antivirus application on your phone instead of using two. Two antiviruses would most likely make your phone too slow

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Jan 29, 2018, 11:41:52 AM via Website

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Feb 1, 2018, 6:39:18 AM via Website

According to me
Use only one app with the best results. Choose your antivirus app by searching pros and cons of all the top listed apps and then install the best app on your phone.

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