The security in our smartphones is something that worries us and we must worry a lot, since we have gotten into these many of our data, such as our address or our passwords, and this can put us in a hurry if it falls into the wrong hands.
However, there has always been an excessive concern in the Android world with viruses, when the truth is that our phones are increasingly safe, and it is more unlikely that this can be infected. And today we will explain, with some nuances, why, in general, you should not worry about viruses on your Android mobile.
The issue of viruses has always fallen as a slab when talking about the drawbacks of Android, and the truth is that the issue has been exaggerated to the satiety. And, maybe years ago this made more sense, but no, now you do not need an antivirus or similar software, Your mobile is safe enough.
And, currently, Android is a very secure system, which is secured through Google Play Protect that the applications you have installed are safe, and none is purely malicious. Sure, then you can ask yourself why Facebook needs permissions to read your SMS, but that’s another issue.
Right now it is practically impossible for your mobile to have a virus, as long as you have not put it at risk yourself, and acting under your will. And is that, as happens in Windows right now, with responsible use, neither your mobile will have a virus nor will you need an antivirus.
And it is that alreadyand the truth is that the antivirus consume a very valuable resources of your terminal, which, if you go with a little care, you can take better advantage of using your mobile in a normal way, and not wasting them on an application you do not need. Consistency is the best antivirus you can use.
And it is that, one of the biggest mistakes that users make with their smartphone is try to hack payment applications and install them from unknown sources. And that, obviously, can cause your phone to get infected.
As you know, Google Play subjects the applications it publishes to tests to ensure that they are reliable and do not compromise user safety. Well, even Google has ever been wrong, and if the professionals are wrong, an ordinary user like you or me, installing an application downloaded without any guarantee from the internet can be malicious, as well. And you will not even notice it.
As we have said, hacking is bad for everyone, and risking the integrity of your phone to save fifty cents is a cutrez. Value the work of the developers as you would like them to value your work.
Beyond this, without installing an unknown application on your terminal, It is completely unlikely that a virus can stay in your terminal. As we have said, common sense is your best friend, and thanks to this and to not try to commit illegalities, you will not have any problem with viruses.