What is the best antivirus app for you?

  • Avast

    Votes: 4 6.0%
  • Avira

    Votes: 2 3.0%
  • Bitdefender

    Votes: 14 20.9%
  • Dr.Web

    Votes: 5 7.5%
  • Eset

    Votes: 5 7.5%
  • Kaspersky

    Votes: 11 16.4%
  • Sophos

    Votes: 8 11.9%
  • F-Secure

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Comodo

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • Other (Please tell)

    Votes: 17 25.4%
  • Total voters
    67

ttto

Level 8
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I tried Norton, but it hasn't got fullscan and its SafeSearch is powered by Ask? Are Norton kidding us?
I don't use safesearch function, I only give Norton the permission to access Firefox (my Android browser) to protect it, and I browse w it as usual.
 

ispx

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FrFc1908

Level 19
Me and the mrses are currently using the rebrand of f-secure mobile security provided by our isp on both phones ;)
 

Marko :)

Level 16
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Keep in mind that Unknown sources option is disabled by default and average Android user won't turn it on. As I've already said, if you review permissions and user feedback before installation, you have nothing to worry about. Additionally, you can check author of the app just to be sure.
If the app doesn't ask for permissions not needed for its work, it's safe (because the app which doesn't require camera access, can't use camera at all). Since Android Lollipop, even if you installed the app with strange permission request, every time app wants to use camera, you would have to manually allow it. That's another safety measure. Also, never assign administrator status to an app that you don't trust (Android shows you warning which says that app can track everything) and you're safe. :cool:

I have Android smartphone for very long long time and I've never got any malware nor adware. And I've downloaded some APKs from the web. :)
 
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McLovin

Level 73
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Malware Hunter
I currently don't use any antivirus for Android, but I have where you can't install apps from unknown sources. I also read what reviews the app has before I go to install it.
 

spaceoctopus

Level 15
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Content Creator
In that category, Android antiviruses, well, Bitdefender is on top. Speedy, tons of anti-theft features and settings, light on memory, web protection supports a lot of browsers, intuitive design and easy to use, it's the top contender.
 

tim one

Level 21
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Like Marko said, Google Play Protect should do a good job (rarely some infected apps are discovered on the Store).
However, I would like to say Sophos that also offers a reliable web protection for Chrome and Android default browser, avoiding most of the malicious pages.
 
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