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antivirus

  1. chakrapani333
    Cupcake Dec 29, 2017

    chakrapani333 , Dec 29, 2017 :
    sir
    how to clean virus files in OnePlus 5t.
    and clean excess storage files
    is there any internal option
     

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  2. Martin70
    Honeycomb Dec 29, 2017


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  3. NikhilPuthran
    Froyo Dec 29, 2017


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  4. chintanmn
    Honeycomb Dec 29, 2017

    chintanmn , Dec 29, 2017 :
    no need of antivirus for android. but if you want to use it go for Kaspersky security pro version. you will get the licence key for very cheap rates in Amazon or Flipkart.
     

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  5. Martin70
    Honeycomb Dec 29, 2017

    Martin70 , Dec 29, 2017 :
    You do not "need" an antivirus but I always use one just to be on the safe side.
     

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  6. Rajat sharma 0009
    Donut Dec 29, 2017

    Rajat sharma 0009 , Dec 29, 2017 :
    cm security I guess that's best and at free of cost using for last 3 years and simply haven't face any problem
     

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  7. 27itachi
    Gingerbread Dec 29, 2017


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  8. Pslyman
    Froyo Dec 29, 2017

    Pslyman , Dec 29, 2017 :
    Don't download sketchy third-party apps and you won't need an antivirus.
     

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  9. ɢноѕтΘпе
    Starting Point Expert Community Expert Dec 29, 2017


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  10. Tareku
    Gingerbread Dec 29, 2017

    Tareku , Dec 29, 2017 :
    Oh ffs, you and your websites for review on antivirus for Android, please. there is not need for an antivirus on Android. If you want to clean your storage I would suggest doing it manually but if you really need an app for that get CCleaner.

    Let the antivirus go, it is dumb to have on Android
     

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  11. F1514573276508
    Cupcake Dec 29, 2017

    F1514573276508 , Dec 29, 2017 :
    Question : Do you need Anti-Virus on Android ?
    Answer : No

    Files Go & DiskUsage apps will suggest which files to delete on Android
     

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  12. PhiLambda
    Froyo Dec 29, 2017

    PhiLambda , Dec 29, 2017 :
    True story, just don't get any av-app.

    "But there are so many of them, all the big av companies have placed their av-app in the play store, besides a lot of other 'safety- and optimization-apps! That can't be without any reason!"

    Yes it can. First, they started off mainly as 'where's my damn phone again'-apps, and if Symantec is present with an app, Kaspersky has to be there too, so has bitdefender and so on and so on. Second, because people get them. They pay a lot for their phones, many have no clue, but feel it feels like you do the right thing.

    Talking about CM and other all-in-one-wondercrap:
    Yes, they have millions of downloads and great ratings now and then, but don't get them. They often 'optimize' something mainly to present you some graphs who much more optimized your phone is now, 'clean a bit of storage' with mediocre algorithms which delete often more then they should, especially these apps for the masses which leave no further decisions what to delete to users who shouldn't decide anyway. There's SD-maid for that job, very few other, and most likely - you don't need it anyway. If you feel like something is wrong with your phone and you're not too much into the matter, that's just OK, go to the correct forum, describe your problem as precisely as possible and kindly ask for help. That's the way to go, never ever an app that promises to optimize something, it will very likely not solve anything, the chances for more issues after using it are much higher.

    I went somewhat offtopic, back to av:

    Like someone mentioned above, make sure that [settings -> security -> unknown sources] is disabled, which it is by default. Google Play Store-Apps are safe with veeery few exceptions, and these don't survive too long anyway. If you want to install some apk from third party sources, make sure to have used your brain, if so -> enabled the option for unknown sources, install and disable afterwards. You're safe. Really.
    That's because you can't compare android to windows, easy speaking, every application runs in it own 'sandbox' (thats just an illustration) and they stay there, like in a jail cell (still illustrating), have the permissions to use some functions of your device which you grant them, but they cannot 'infect' other apps, or the system, whatever, completly unlike systems running windows (remember I'm illustrating thats not very precise or the correct terms, but you'll get the point).

    You see - yes they are there, the av apps and optimizers. But they are out of actual use, they are alive due too competition and marketing and popular due too concerned users and a lack of enlightenment.

    To sum it up: Using av-apps and optimizers will lead you straight to the 'boohoo battery draining'- and 'this issue, that issue'-Threads in this forum, or have no effect if you are lucky.


    Have a great evening (morning, afternoon, or wherever you live)!
     

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  13. F1514573276508
    Cupcake Dec 29, 2017

    F1514573276508 , Dec 29, 2017 :
    well said..
     

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  14. ViW1p
    Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 29, 2017

    ViW1p , Dec 29, 2017 :
    Thanks for it. Very well put.
     

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  15. Hydra Bob
    Marshmallow Dec 29, 2017

    Hydra Bob , Dec 29, 2017 :
    It only seems to be compatible with certain hardware unfortunately
     

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  16. FAB1150
    Gingerbread Dec 29, 2017


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  17. Pslyman
    Froyo Dec 29, 2017

    Pslyman , Dec 29, 2017 :
    In addition, battery optimizers are garbage. Your phone already manages its RAM and background processes extraordinarily well. Getting another app in there doing the same thing is worthless. Sometimes storage cleaners are nice for stuff you or past apps left behind, but battery and memory optimizers are about as useful as a detox or a liver cleanse.
     

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  18. AntStephenson
    Gingerbread Dec 30, 2017