>> Its not going to screw up your data
True but what if the malware/app then ran up a bill via premium texts or calls? And do you double check permissions requested/needed by all apps when you install?
And what about an app monitoring logons to banking websites/apps?
>> You can't really download stuff easily other than from the play store.
Yes you can and I've installed a few things that I've had to (temporarily) allow to install from an apk downloaded from elsewhere.
But how effective AV on a phone is - no idea. But I do run AV software - free from Barclays.
Last edited by: rtj70 on Wed 20 Nov 13 at 21:40