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Why should I install an antivirus on Android?

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Few of us today are venturing to use our computer without antivirus : those who have experienced it can testify, the results can be dramatic , except for those wizard who manage to get by without. So should we also be wary of malwares , viruses and Trojans of all kinds on our Android device ? All the questions and all the answers are in our articles dedicated to beginners on Android.
 
Is there a risk to not install antivirus on Android? 
Until now , few Android devices have experienced real viruses , at least when compared to the number of infected computers. But that does not mean that a smartphone or Android tablet is invulnerable in mobile browsing on the internet is experiencing unprecedented growth, and we know how any web browsing can involve risks. But recently , the risk of virus infection has grown : in early October , a Trojan (called Obad ) was discovered and was soon regarded as the most dangerous ever listed. It will not be the last.
 
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Android is it more vulnerable than Apple's iOS?
We often hear that Apple has no desire to viruses and therefore do not need to install antivirus on Android. This is both true and false : Apple is a much more closed system than Android , so it is harder to enter and develop virus. Given this difficulty, it is logical that malicious people are turning to the open system that is Android. The inner workings of Android gives her faults : these are faults that are used by the virus. However, iPhone users are less vigilant than others against viruses, but then they are also vulnerable.
 
Does the Play Store is a safe bet?
Yes and no. In theory, Google is supposed to remove and prohibit any application containing viruses or spybots. Unfortunately, this filtering is not foolproof: as we have seen with the impressive number of false iFruit applications (GTA V) when Android users waiting for their output devices. We can not fully trust the Google Play Store. A tip: before installing an application, be sure to look at the number of downloads and the number of positive comments related to it, but also the authorizations requested. Nothing better than other Android users to gain confidence in an application.
That said, the new algorithm implemented by Google is now able to more efficiently raking the Play Store, so users have fewer surprises. Again, be careful what you install. Sometimes a malicious virus can be hidden in a program that appears safe. That is why it is important to also check the developer's name or the company that publishes the application itself. And in addition to the number of downloads, comments and authorizations requested by the latter.
 
What do I risk if I get a virus?
The main risks are not very serious, but can be problematic for some: the collection of personal information and then redistribute them. You can lose all your data, recover an application to empty your battery or be in possession of corrupted files. And considering the fact that our phone contains more personal information that our computer (phone numbers, email addresses, photographs ...), it is clear that the risk of attack is growing.
 
How does a virus infect my device?
Many everyday actions you perform might be hazardous to your Android device: it will download an application from reading your mail, via a simple Internet browsing. But all does not go on the Internet. It is also possible to get a virus via Bluetooth or Infrared, if you find yourself in the presence of another infected device: in any public place in short or even between you and your neighbors. The spread of viruses can be much faster than on your computer: we carry this virus in our pocket wherever we go. It is therefore worthwhile to audit with antivirus frequently.
 

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Arshad Dewkunkhan is Editor at Mauritius Yellow Pages, aged 25, resident of Rose - Hill. Former student of the St Joseph college with a formal education at College and University in Business Side.   Arshad is an avide reader, manages several Social Media pages, a football fanatic and loves spending time by nature.  

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