What AV / AM application do you use on your Android device?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Tyrizian, Jul 23, 2016.

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What AV / AM application do you use on your Android device?

  1. 360 Security Antivirus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. AVAST Mobile Security & Antivirus

    4 vote(s)
    8.7%
  3. AVG Antivirus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Avira Antivirus Security

    3 vote(s)
    6.5%
  5. BitDefender

    5 vote(s)
    10.9%
  6. Bullguard Mobile Security and Antivirus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Comodo Mobile Security

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Dr. Web

    3 vote(s)
    6.5%
  9. ESET Mobile Security & Antivirus

    7 vote(s)
    15.2%
  10. G DATA

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Kaspersky

    3 vote(s)
    6.5%
  12. Lookout Mobile Security

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  13. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  14. Mcafee

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  15. Norton Security and Antivirus

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  16. Panda Free Antivirus and Security

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Quick Heal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Sophos

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  19. Trend Micro

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Webroot SecureAnywhere Mobile

    6 vote(s)
    13.0%
  21. Zemana Mobile Antivirus

    4 vote(s)
    8.7%
  22. Other (Not listed in poll) *Please specify*

    10 vote(s)
    21.7%
  23. F-Secure Mobile Security

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    I voted for...

    Webroot SecureAnywhere Mobile
     
  2. Minimalist

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    ESET...
     
  3. Nightwalker

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    None, I dont see why it is necessary to waste cpu and battery with placebo.
     
  4. Osaban

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    Ahnlab V3, it comes with the smartphone and cannot be uninstalled, although I have reasons to believe it is pretty good in South Korea.
     
  5. acr1965

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    None.
     
  6. roger_m

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    I use the included security app on my Meizu phone. It is part of Flyme OS my phone runs. Flyme is a highly customised version of Yun OS which is based on Android. It's an antivirus and junk cleaner, and also includes other features such as permissions management.

    I've got no idea what scan engine it uses.
     
  7. Cohen

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    I use ESET.
     
  8. Aura

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    ESET Mobile Security.
     
  9. safeguy

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    None real-time although I occasionally install Avast or Bitdefender just to do manual checks...about once every couple of months. Never found anything malicious.

    At this point in time, I don't really install new apps that often. When I do, it's usually trustworthy enough for me not to worry.
     
  10. SouthPark

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    Clean Master CM Security Lite.
     
  11. ArchiveX

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    Kaspersky
     
  12. xxJackxx

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    I voted Lookout because the carrier pre-loaded it and it can't really be uninstalled. I feel they are all a waste of money and resources. Except for the free ones. Those are just a waste of resources.
     
  13. Rasheed187

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    Can you explain why you think they aren't that useful? I've just read that the Dutch government is planning to launch a campaign to stimulate people to install AV's on their smart-phones, since 75% haven't done so.
     
  14. ichito

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    Realy?? Your signature talk us someting diferent :isay:
    And back to topic...theres is lack of Emsi...Emsi EK is my scanner on demand, the same as Crystal Security so I voted "Other, not listed..."
    No real-time AV on board from years due to other kind of security layers.
     
  15. Rasheed187

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    I wouldn't call those products a placebo? So I don't understand your comment. On PC's (desktop, laptop, tablet) security tools are necessary, but for some reason a lot of people seem to think that this isn't the case for mobile phones. I personally almost never use my smart-phone, so I didn't bother to secure it, at least not yet.
     
  16. xxJackxx

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    I don't browse the internet on a phone. Too small, too annoying, too slow. I don't install any apps that do not have a proven history. When I had Norton on my phone it was always scanning and always telling me there was nothing. Not a terrible app but almost annoying enough to be as bad as malware. Aside from all of that, if there actually was a piece of malware smart enough to get me, it would probably also get by whatever mainstream security solution I would have installed. I don't desire to pay to be nagged by software that tells me I am otherwise clean. The state of most commercial software is pretty bad at the moment. They all lack quality because they are racing with each other to get next year's product released.
     
  17. Trooper

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    Voted for "Other" Which means, none.
     
  18. Nightwalker

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    My signature reflects my setup on my desktop and NOT on my android device (Galaxy S7).

    My Galaxy S7 is password protected, fingerprint protected and has "unknown sources" disabled (no root too) and "find my mobile" enabled; I dont see the reason to have an antivirus/antimalware.
     
  19. kC_

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    android AV apps dont have low enough OS access to actually do anything about it... waste of time. just download through play store, get a nexus/pixel device that has security updates and your good...
    these old crappy cheap android handsets running old versions of android not updated by anyone, should be thrown away
     
  20. daman1

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    Zemana Mobile Antivirus

    Because I got a free lifetime license and it's light on my Phone.
     
  21. ichito

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    Sorry...my fault...the key words is "android" and I missed it while writing my comment.
    :'(
     
  22. LoneWolf

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    Now using Kaspersky Internet Security for Android as Eset currently is not compatible with Android Marshmallow.
     
  23. Minimalist

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    That's strange. ESET's running on my tablet with no problems. Never had any problems with compatibility :confused:
     
  24. Krusty

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    Android? Yeah, I have a Norton licence but...

    I ripped my SIM card out of my Android phone, chucked it in an old "dumb" phone and to my surprise, it still works.

    Bye bye so called smart phone, hello my dumb phone. :)
     
  25. LoneWolf

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    Picked up a new phone , went from KitKat to Marshmallow after my old phone went swimming, went to download Eset on the new phone and Eset on Google Play said that it was not compatible with my device.
    No big deal as I already had license's for both.
     
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