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Is it important to have an anti-virus application running on your phone or does the carrier protect it? [duplicate]

I use my phone like I do the computer. Shopping online with a credit card etc. Surfing unknown sites... Does my phone require an anti-virus application to protect the internal drive of my phone? Can ...
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Can your android device get malware? [duplicate]

I admit, I watch porn now and then on my android phone. But I never, ever, download something or click any adds or links. But here's the weird thing, sometimes when I visit such a website, an ...
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Why does Android have antivirus apps while iOS does not?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and my friend has an iPhone. I have downloaded and installed the Norton Anti Virus app. I am at a loss to understand why iOS seemingly does not need protection as such. A ...
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How safe is android compared to other mobile platforms?

Recently I get the impression malware is only present on Android (compared to other mobile platforms) as every IT news magazine reports only on Android malware. (I guess it is also involved with the ...
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format and install new OS to get rid of viruses

I have an android phone (my uncle's) that is full of viruses that display adds and reinstall themselves I'm guessing there is no important/needed data on the phone I tried factory reset, after used ...
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A virus on my phone which is not removing

I have Motorola Droid razr smart phone in which i got a virus called 'factory test' I have factory reset my phone and used antivirus for it but isn't removing from my phone what should be done to ...
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Does my battery seriously have a problem or do I have a virus?

This notification keeps popping up on my phone and I don't know if it's real or not, it reads: "Battery has been infected by 6 serious problem! Install DU Battery and all problems will be wiped out."
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For basic users - Any reason to install mobile security App?

For users that play it straight, never going to doubted sites, never enabling APK from non-play sources... (e.g typical seniors) Any reason to install a mobile security app? Because Such users ...
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Samsung mobile not getting charge when switch on

I am using SAMSUNG DUOS2. Its not getting charge when its switched on. But there is no problem in charging when switched off. Not charging in both I tried USB as well as wall charger. Android ver : ...
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What is “antivirus” on Android?

Today my mobile operator sent me another advertising SMS. They tell that lots of swindlers are trying to crack my mobile phone and steal my money. And I need to buy antivirus, it protects me from ...
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Do antivirus apps detect malware apps?

As reported in the links below, there are malicious apps on Google Play. Would android antivirus apps like Avast or AVG detect malicious apps that Google Play missed? Has it ever been document or ...