Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by Minimalist, Apr 25, 2018.
New Android test (March 2018)
Thanks for the link Minimalist,Bitdefender is looking good!!
You're welcome. Yes, they usually perform great
Still not using one.
No Eset again.
Is that what you're using?
Yes. My license is good for another year and a half.
Nice. I used to use some years back but not anymore.
When does an android phone need an AV, and when doesn't it need one?
And how to know whether an app you are downloading from the Play store is safe?
I don't use one either. How to know when a Play Store app is safe? You don't, regardless. Sometimes that is not discovered for a while. Don't download new apps and research them before downloading. If it's not a reputable company or a mature app use at your own risk.
Some Android AV's (like Sophos) will flag a downloaded app with a "low reputation" warning. It then gives you a choice to uninstall the app before opening it for the first time. Sophos has alerted me several times to "low reputation" apps that I was trying to install. In 90% of the cases, I choose to uninstall the app before it was opened.
I have a lifetime subscription on Dr.Web Security Space for android,but I believe Bitdefender Mobile Security is much better.
dr web has parental control which i really appreciate and need so basically i would choose it mainly for that reason .
Did you ever try Norton Family, or other similar solutions, for Android and/or PC?
Do you think Dr Web family filtering service is better?
I've been using Norton on my Android phone for a while. It doesn't seem to impact performance and many of its features, such as real-time malware protection, are free. The feature I use most is the call blocker; I have been plagued lately by spam calls and the Norton call blocker nails them after I add the numbers to the block list.
never tried Norton for android
Now's your chance Seriously, it's worth test driving. They offer a 30 day trial for the premium features. After that it reverts to the free version, which is still useful.
best android av hands down
Sorry just saw your reply here. I pretty much agree with what @xxJackxx mentioned to you.