Android Verify Apps updated with persistent malware monitoring
3. gigaraga (Posts: 615; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
Does this mean an antivirus in no longer needed?
4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3934; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
They were never needed as long as you stayed inside the Play Store.
5. D79_D79_ (Posts: 38; Member since: 19 Feb 2014)
That is not true, there are many malware etc.. in the playstore
7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3934; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
14. grahaman27 (Posts: 347; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
lol look at the source to your link, then read. it says GOOGLE PLAY SERVICES, which means DOES NOT mean the google PLAY STORE. It basically says that even if you sideload malware, android will still be safe. thanks for clearing that up.
BTW- still no link to a play store app.
8. fireblade (Posts: 645; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
Nah, every app that's submitted to play store is always tested first before available for download. What you mean is not malware, but junkware like wallpaper apps.
12. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Many and malware were the problems with your post.
There is some....not many....and depends on your definition of malware.
My son downloaded an app a few years ago that kept sending me notification spam and had a home screen icon that wouldnt delete, couldnt be removed..
I had to get Airpush Detector to get rid of it...and I think I had to go into Manage Apps and stop it, clear cache, and delete it from there.
Is that an example of malware? In broad terms I feel it is. It wasnt as malicious as other could've and have been tho.
15. grahaman27 (Posts: 347; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
I get spam in my mailbox, but that doesnt mean my credit card info was stolen.
9. lyndon420 (Posts: 1706; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
I would think yes...we will still need them especially if you use emails and open attachments that may be contained within them. 'Lookout' has been around since pretty much the beginning and has good features.
10. networkdood (Posts: 6260; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Never needed an anti malware app - because I am know what I am doing...
13. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I never needed one and have yet to use one. In comparison...I am loaded with internet security on my Windows desktop OS....
Router (firewall turned off in it tho)
Ad, malware, spyware blockers ( at east 2 separate ones and settings in firewall and anti virus software)
pop up blockers (firewall, and browser settings)
I remember years ago getting hit with a virus, spyware minutes after getting online with no security on Windows.
11. AfterShock (Posts: 2515; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
I pay for my goods, no problem so far.
This also checks crap you install outside of play an warns you..if you get hit after that, you deserve to be raked.