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    Fake Avast app appears on Google Play
    An app impersonating Avast's Internte Security has appeared on Google Play. The app uses the name and logo of the popular security suite, though it has nothing but ads and maybe questionable elements under the hood.
  1. Melissaru

    Melissaru Member

    So creepy!!
  2. rusumen

    rusumen Newbie

    Only a 'nooby' may think that an antivirus can be useful in Android ecosystem. 😋
  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
    VIP Member

    There is a real Avast app too. Used to be a useful phone locator/security app with some malware scanning options you could easily turn off or just run manually if wanted. As is the way of these things, it became progressively more intrusive and naggy (which seems to be what anti-malware apps do on any platform).

    Can "antivirus" (sic) be useful on Android? Well there are no viruses but there is malware, so for someone who is careless about what they install there may be a use. No substitute for a bit of thought and care though (which is always true - malware detection, on any platform or in any app repository, relies on knowing what you are looking for, so can never be perfect).
  4. Jhayzone

    Jhayzone Android Enthusiast

    Google should just remove all anti-virus on the store with Play Protect in play.
  5. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
    VIP Member

    A monopoly on malware screening has a fairly obvious drawback though.

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