There are so few virus in the Android Google Play Store that to get a virus you have to install it from somewhere, root the phone or help the exploit along. If you are easily scared by the antivirus makers or want to use apps from anywhere, then you need that extra protection.
But here's the rub. Even if you had such protection it doesn't stop loss from the more common issues such as a lost phone, dropped phone or accidental data deletion. I have to say that in over 5 years the loss has been to other than a virus. I write apps and I think we encountered one virus in just 5 years. but the user had rooted the phone and was installing apps from shady places.
Recently I bought a high-performance smartphone to improve my performance in my work. Because I manage personal information and payment methods through my cell phone, I asked myself the question, "Is it necessary for me to install an antivirus on my smartphone to protect all this information? I really do not want to be robbed of any of this."
For this reason, I would like to know if it is completely necessary to install an antivirus on my Android smartphone. If so, which is the most effective, both payment and free.
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