Does your Android Smartphone need an antivirus?

Everyone knows what exactly an antivirus software does to your laptop or desktop computer. It protects your devices from malwares and prevents your confidential information by falling into the wrong hands. But does your Android Smartphone need an antivirus? The answer for it is a little complicated. Let me explain you how.

If you are an Android Smartphone user who doesn’t use web or receive files from your friends, then you are pretty much safe. But, if you are a web user, you must then know on how to use the web and the same is with receiving files from your friends via Shareit or Bluetooth. You must know the flow of data in and out of your Mobile. You must be able to find infectious links and malware app. And if you don’t know all of these, then the best option is going ahead with the installation of a Security app.

Always install the apps from Google PlayStore. Because, every app that pops up in the Store appear to you only after a lot of screening tests. But sometimes, the Android PlayStore is also prone to attacks. The recent FBI ransomware is the best example and a few of them can also affect your desktop via Smartphone.

With its huge user base, Android is home to a lot of mobile malware threats and a 95 % of them target the Operating System. But do not worry, there are a lot of antimalware apps and Android Antivirus apps such as Sophos, Qihoo 360, G Data Kaspersky Lab, ESET, BullGuard, BitDefender, Baidu, AVL by Antiy and Alibaba Mobile Security. These apps can help you save from those malware threats to an extent. To get these apps shortlisted in our list, they had to pass over 3000 pieces of real-world malware and not trigger false alarms with minimal effect on your battery life.

At the end of the day, you must learn yourself on the Do’s and Dont’s in your Smartphone. But that’s okay. It comes with experience. However, we wish that you don’t commit any mistakes along as you gain the experience in your Smartphone.


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Meera Prasad

Bookworm, Techy and a movie-buff by nature. Blogger and Explorer by hobbies. Software Engineer by profession.

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