Do I need a antivirus smartphone?

So whether you need antivirus regular Androiduser and are there viruses on Android at all? To this question we will now try to find the answer.

Very often friends ask me what antivirus to install on the smartphone. However, I do not recommend to resort to such extreme measure, as the background processes, antivirus take a lot of space in the main memory of the smartphone, which leads to slow operation of the apparatus.

In Google Play already built in antivirus which scans every app. Of course, sometimes protection Google can skip any virus, however, as a rule, such applications have small popularity.

Users install on a smartphone is a most popular application. For example, Whatsapp, VK, YouTube. The likelihood that a popular app will have any vulnerability or virus to zero.

When it is necessary to install antivirus?

In the case if you install apps not from Google Play, and through the installation APK files, but the settings of the smartphone will need to allow installation from unknown sources.

For inexperienced users I would not recommend to install applications not from Google Play. But if you do decide, before it is better to install on the smartphone some popular antivirus such as Dr. Web or Avast.

But here, it is worth considering what smartphone you use. If Xiaomi, the company’s devices already have built-in antivirus, so do not worry. Before you install antivirus you need to check whether the antivirus is integrated from the manufacturer to the smartphone. If Yes, install additional antivirus is not necessary.

And most importantly stats. Viruses are very small, as real cases of infection of smartphones. So you can see for yourself, we offer you to take part in the poll below.

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