on 18-01-2019 19:17
People tend to accept that's it necessary to run some sort of antivirus/antimalware agent on their desktop/laptop but it seems they don't think they need to on their smart device.
I run Antivirus on my phone just in case, what about you?
on 18-01-2019 19:35
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone7 (EE)
on 18-01-2019 19:47
on 18-01-2019 19:50
Zemana Antivirus, the "free" version, does OK for me.
on 18-01-2019 21:50
I've never run any security software on any of my phones and have never had a problem.
on 18-01-2019 23:10
The best firewall you will get for Android is anything that uses IP Tables. For full functionality, you need to be running as root alas it prevents things in real-time. Not behind a limited user account where often you are paying for "fixes".
Call me cynical although I've only ever encountered one or two viruses personally in the last 20 years. Other times it's been malware that I have found and remedied to the best of my ability. Internet Security is a heavily marketed product sold with almost every PC Laptop and sometimes Mac.
I'm not really convinced that is really necessary for most experienced users alas there will be times when general users will be caught out with a dodgy app or unaware of what is going on.
on 19-01-2019 09:50
Great thread thank you @Anonymous
I don't run any malware or other security and I also read that it is not really needed.
I do not download apps. no banks nothing. Everyone is offering this app or that app
so this, I think, is my security. When I bought the phone I took off as much as I could, some of them would not uninstall but I never use them such as Podcast or maps apps installed.
I don't game on my phone so all games off. The main use for my phone is contact. Occasional Mobile Data use. Some photos.
Never use hotspots.
I clear the browsing regularly.
It is kept updated by the provider.
I have taken advice from o2 community to bar this and that through CS.
Trying best not to become a Victim! of any sort.
As becoming a victim is very time consuming not to mention the loss of money.