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"Android Antivirus Apps Are Useless". Response?
« on: Yesterday at 05:32:13 PM »
What is the response of those who claim that Android AV apps are important?

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

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Re: "Android Antivirus Apps Are Useless". Response?
« Reply #1 on: Today at 07:26:55 PM »
Nobody has a rebuttal to the claim that Avast mobile is worthless?

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Re: "Android Antivirus Apps Are Useless". Response?
« Reply #2 on: Today at 08:55:33 PM »
Surely you have enough information in the article to make up your own mind !

Given that AVG (AKA Avast) are one of those listed.
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Only 23 apps had a 100 percent success rate with all malware samples. A few more were over 99 percent effective. Most of the big names in malware research and protection were near the top including AVG, ESET, Kaspersky, McAfee, and Sophos.

So where is this claim Avast mobile is worthless (a word search on that page doesn't even find avast) ?
Or are they guilty by omission ?
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 22.12.6044 (build 22.12.7758.768) UI 1.0.741/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security