Anti-virus software (app) on a smartphone using internet

soewhaty

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Hi,

I do use internet in the form of WiFi and Mobile Data on my smartphone. Do I need to install an anti-virus, or similar security software/app on my device? For the record, it is a Samsung Galaxy s3 mini.

Thanks in advance
 

kanewolf

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I have used Lookout for the past 3+ years. I like that it included lost phone tracking before Google included it. Don't load questionable apps, and actually look at the permissions the apps are asking for. I don't know how much benefit there is, but it is better than nothing.
 

soewhaty

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Both Avast and Lookout need to much permission. When I press on 'Install' both apps want access to too much info. Why the hell? No need to have access over my phone's ID and other private stuff.
 
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