Do i need an AV on my Phone?

Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by hdwydgw534, Nov 15, 2016.

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Do you use an AV on my Phone?

  1. Yes

    62.0%
  2. No

    38.0%
  1. entropism

    entropism Registered Member

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    And like I said, I was talking about the users HERE. "The average user here isn't that dumb." That was my exact quote. You're literally making up an argument for nothing. Since I'm tired of repeating myself, I'm walking away from this. Keep on keeping on.
     
  2. guest

    guest Guest

    Whatever, when i talk about security i don't talk for a niche of users, which is pointless.
     
  3. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    OOPS! I guess I'm not average. :confused:
     
  4. ant_gamal

    ant_gamal Registered Member

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    In 2014 I used eset security paid
    But I received a notification massage from my friend number
    When I opened it
    I got something like massage in (do it )appz and there is no message with my friend number in my massage app
    And the phone became crazy
    A lot of restarting

    Does anyone explane what happend
    And also how to protect from this in future
     
  5. illumination

    illumination Guest

    Have to agree. Scanning the system with an AV is pointless on a non rooted phone as the AV can only scan so far into the OS due to restrictions.

    Much like app container in windows, your apps running on Android are isolated via sandbox as well.

    This said, I do use an AV on my non rooted phone, mainly for it's app advisor that alerts you to potential risks before downloading an app, such as privacy risks, unusual behavior, high battery or data usage. I also utilize a VPN for public hotspots when needed.
     
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