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Shadowra

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The use of antivirus on Android is questionable, but given the reason can understand.

On some smartphones, it is already included (Xiaomi, Samsung, Honor, Huawei etc), but insufficient in case of children.

I also use Bitdefender Mobile Security.
Not only is it very good and does not consume so much battery, but it has features that I really like such as AppLock, which allows you to lock applications (bank, emails, sensitive applications etc)
To prevent your kids from emptying your bank account for example :D
 

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The use of antivirus on Android is questionable, but given the reason can understand.

On some smartphones, it is already included (Xiaomi, Samsung, Honor, Huawei etc), but insufficient in case of children.

I also use Bitdefender Mobile Security.
Not only is it very good and does not consume so much battery, but it has features that I really like such as AppLock, which allows you to lock applications (bank, emails, sensitive applications etc)
To prevent your kids from emptying your bank account for example :D
Sounds very good.
 

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The use of antivirus on Android is questionable, but given the reason can understand.

On some smartphones, it is already included (Xiaomi, Samsung, Honor, Huawei etc), but insufficient in case of children.

I also use Bitdefender Mobile Security.
Not only is it very good and does not consume so much battery, but it has features that I really like such as AppLock, which allows you to lock applications (bank, emails, sensitive applications etc)
To prevent your kids from emptying your bank account for example :D
I agree it's questionable for many reasons, but since people are people and either we nerds and geeks like it or not, the majority is " Happy Clickers " on Facebook, Twitter, email ( much harder to see a full url on a phones browser as one example ) etc and then add the constant plethora of infected apps on Google Playstore with absolutely stunning numbers of those downloaded and installed, an Antivirus even on a phone for common folks don't need to be such a bad idea. Not any brands or vendor of course as some are just sad adware or bloat versions. I personal wish I would had one many years back when I got infected and even lost money.

Phones built-in AVs I strongly recommend test, because my own personal experience was an eyeopener as even Google Play Protect did better, and that one is really terrible.

Applocks, on a phone is something even I can recommend, but I use Androids built-in feature instead. It works as I'm forced to manually enter a pin code, or facial or fingerprint authenticate.
 

n8chavez

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If you use Google account on Android I know some people who don't, you can lock and wipe using the build-in fnd my device.

So, either I forgot about this or I never read the comment. But, wow! I never knew about this. I just checked, and it does seem to offer everything I need. Thanks. I might just ditch ESET, and any other mobile AV, now.
 
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