LG G2 — Antivirus for Android?

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Dec 31, 2013 8:15:46 PM via Website

Should i get a anti virus software for my LG G2? Will it slow down my phone? Take lots of memory?
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Mar 27, 2014 4:51:28 PM via App

I have a antivirus and it's not slowing down my phone at all
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Mar 28, 2014 2:08:29 AM via Website

I've never really known them to be necessary, but they don't seem to slow down the system either.

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Mar 28, 2014 6:10:40 AM via Website

Well, @Moparman I don't think that there is a need of antivirus for Android ecosystem, It is secure enough you just need to take care about the permission of the applications. There is just no need of any antivirus you have a look at this for more information on this *admin edit: links are forbidden".

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Mar 28, 2014 9:05:40 AM via Website

John ,
I came to know in some forums that antivirus is required. There are some apps developed in some linux environment (android is linux) , they are not apk's but they are some programs those inject themselves into OS kernel. Hackers are also native developers. They get access to kernel and do real bad things.
My papa had problem with calling,when we scanned detected virus. that was not apk program.
Hackers are very clever and cruel. They can do anything. its a battle that will keep going.

I would recommend for people to use good antivirus and always scan at least in month. It is needed because many times we connect memory cards or phone to PC and thus good chance your phone could get infected.
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Mar 28, 2014 9:08:02 AM via Website

I personally use Dr. Web. It do not slower performance but take lot of time to scan. but scans every object.
You can try multiple antivirus. But please keep only one !
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Mar 28, 2014 9:44:34 AM via Website

Well, possibility is there that is why the it is always recommended that USB debugging is put into off position and it is also recommended that installation of app from market other than play store is risky. Well, I know this cat and mouse fight will continue but i can bet on that just by looking into the permission you can eliminate the possibility of getting virus. Personally I also use antivirus but still I don't trust on that I know chances come as an application that is purposefully designed to damage is eventually going to damage.

Anyway thank for clarifying ! I really appreciate it. This is the first time I am getting a member in forum which is much more geniue ! :)

Well, I forget to tell I am using 360 security !

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Oct 24, 2014 1:30:24 AM via App

An antivirus is not needed running in your phone all the time; taking up space,RAM and battery. Just install the app, run it, make sure everything is okay and delete. Repeat when necessary. Done.