Does Android device need Antivirus app?
Pretty much my thoughts too. And I'm sure many of us have read reports of the deficiencies of Google Play Protect, so I'm all for a second opinion scanner. I would also avoid AVs with performance/battery optimizers, cleaners etc, and those full of ads (rules Avast out for me).Yes and no.
Only use reputable and well-known developers, for example, Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Dr. Web.
Just to clarify, I voted Yes for the poll question (Does an Android device need an Antivirus app?).Yes and no.
Yes, I am beginning to dislike Avast (& poor AVG), more and more. They have already ruined CCleaner (Android), which is identical to their own crADp app, and soon will destroy CCleaner (Windows/Mac) by pushing their other Avast services; VPN, Anti-Track Premium etc. into the existing CCleaner userbase. Hundreds of millions of Windows/Android/Mac users will be using Avast products. $$$.I would also avoid AVs with performance/battery optimizers, cleaners etc, and those full of ads (rules Avast out for me).
Which Bitdefender app did you use (Free or Paid)? What was the Battery and CPU usage like? What Android / SoC?Unfortunately for me Bitdefender was anything but light. If it has to be free I would suggest either the super-light ESET, or if you want web protection and automatic updates, the slightly heavier Sophos Mobile Security - fully featured and with no ads, and way lighter for me than Avast and even Bitdefender
Admittedly it was the paid version but I want web protection and I don't think the free version has it. I also seem to recall Bitdefender free has ads so no good for me. Battery for the paid version averaged around 4% and memory around 200 MB.Which Bitdefender app did you use (Free or Paid)? What was the Battery and CPU usage like?
In my opinion, no. Basically, if you're just downloading trusted apps from the Play Store, read reviews and permissions, you shouldn't have any problems with malware.