Avast on experia u?

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  1. tuto170

    tuto170 Member

    Hello, i wonder if my avast on android does any good? Or it drains only my battery? What i upload from my pc i always scan with PC AVAST and is it needed me again to scan it on the cellphone?

  2. RyanB

    RyanB Distributor of Awesome VIP Member

    Does it to any good? That's debatable. If you ask me, it won't find out about spyware until after you've installed it on your phone, and even then it's a toss up whether or not it catches it. If you feel safer, go ahead. Does it run in the background? Yep.
  3. mydian

    mydian Well-Known Member

    I have Avast on my phone. The main reason I installed it is the location and anti-theft feature, as it competes with what you would have to pay for with Lookout but for free. The network monitor is a huge battery hog so I disable that.. and the SMS scanner because I'm paranoid they're reading my messages. The firewall works really good (if you're rooted). But as far as malware.. it's probably not a big issue but at the same time it's better to be safe than sorry. I have it only scan apps when they are installed. Otherwise it just slows down the phone scanning the same apps over and over.
  4. RyanB

    RyanB Distributor of Awesome VIP Member

    Has it ever caught anything on your device?
  5. mydian

    mydian Well-Known Member

    Nope.. but I only install apps from Google Play, Amazon, or XDA. And I pay very close attention to the permissions the app needs.
  6. RyanB

    RyanB Distributor of Awesome VIP Member

    With all due respect, why bother with it then?
  7. mydian

    mydian Well-Known Member

    Mainly for the anti-theft features, which work very well from a web page instead of having to text the phone or pay for lookout. No one should own a device that can contain so much personal information and not have a way to locate or wipe it remotely if it's lost or stolen. The firewall works well too, so I was able to uninstall droidwall in favor of an all in one app.

    It also has a nice call blocker so my phone doesn't ring from clients over the weekend. I used to use an app called Advanced Call Manager for that. Even if I decided to disable the malware scanner I would still use Avast considering it combines the features of several stand alone apps I use to have, for free.
  8. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    Yep I installed Avast too but turned off the scanning since it slows the phone down. I use it for call and sms blocking and the anti-theft.
  9. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor


    I also have it for phone location, but the other day I turned on the scan and installed an app (from the Play Store BTW) that a member was worried might be malware after Lookout flagged it to them, and Avast flagged it immediately.

    That was the only thing though.

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