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Every month we detect and block just under 2 million attack attempts on Android users.
With nearly 8 million malicious samples in our mobile threat detection database and 6,000 new unique samples being added every day, you are always protected.
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- Android comes with a simple built-in antivirus that can quickly check if apps are safe — but there’s no guarantee that this level of antivirus is capable of stopping new and emerging threats.
- Apps are run in an isolated “sandbox” where they can’t access anything without your permission — but it’s all too easy to set the wrong permissions, or find it difficult to retract permissions, allowing malware access to your Android device.
- Google Play uses advanced scanning tools to verify the authenticity of the apps on the storefront, but sometimes malware can get onto Google Play, where it’s downloaded by thousands of people before it’s caught. You can also download apps from other storefronts which don’t have the same level of security as Google Play.
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