Battle Best free antivirus for Android--or no antivirus?

Best free antivirus for Android--or no antivirus?

  • Avast

    Votes: 5 8.2%
  • AVG

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • Avira

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • Bitdefender

    Votes: 15 24.6%
  • Dr.Web

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • ESET

    Votes: 2 3.3%
  • F-Secure

    Votes: 3 4.9%
  • Kaspersky

    Votes: 4 6.6%
  • Lookout

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Malwarebytes

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • McAfee

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sophos

    Votes: 5 8.2%
  • Trend Micro

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other, please specify in thread

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • None

    Votes: 24 39.3%

  • Total voters
    61
Compare list
Avast
AVG
Avira
Bitdefender
Dr.Web
ESET
F-Secure
Kaspersky
Lookout
Malwarebytes
McAfee
Sophos
Trend Micro
Other
None

Razza

Level 3
Verified
Well-known
Aug 12, 2014
145
The thing is if you don't install sketchy apps you probably don't need a antivirus, saying that I do have Bitdefender on my family members android devices it more just incase they install crap by mistake plus you web browsering is protected by Bitdefender web protection plus it uses my spare slots up on my Bitdefender family pack 15 devices I got cheap.

Ads blocking wise adguard is good if SSL intercept is on, but DNS level ad blocking is going to getting more and more ineffective as time go on as more and more sites and apps are getting wiser and starting to use the ad domain for non ad content that is needed for it work.

I use adguard at home, I've noticed recently I have to whitelist more and more domains since they are using the domain for tracking/ads for legitimate assets needed for app /website functionality.
 

Moonhorse

Level 33
Verified
Top Poster
Content Creator
Well-known
May 29, 2018
2,293
I installed avg free version to my all family devices, adguard blocks ads inside the application and battery usage is normal even with the antivirus enabled so i dont see any downsides using avg

The main point i use avg is that it blocks malicious pages , gives me somewhat peace of mind
 

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