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New to Samsung and Android - Do i need antivirus software?

(Topic created on: 17-09-2017 07:44 PM)
Lilsaint
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HI guys, I'm brand new to Samsung and Android; having converted from Apple and iPhone the question i ask is do I need anti virus software? The device I now own is the Note 8?

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JAMES4578
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Further to previous post some time ago would say you do not need Anti virus if not installing apps outwith  Galaxy and Google Play Stores,  with provisio that device receives regular security updates.

 

Some  recent security advice in these articles  with some conflicting opinion   https://insights.samsung.com/2020/06/18/do-i-need-antivirus-software-on-my-smartphone 

 

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/104827-android-antivirus-apps-are-useless-heres-what-to-do-ins... 

 

https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/test-centre/security/android-antivirus 

My Device- S21 Ultra 5G ( SM-998B/DS ) CSC= BTU , 12GB/256GB
One Ui 4.0,Android 12 Official Version.
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