In recent times, hardware development companies have decided to improve their security systems and deliver devices that are more capable of responding to threats. A landscape that Android Y iOS there are peculiarities.
Cell phones are a focus of great interest for cybercriminals, there are attack strategies such as phishing through social networks, SMS or email but also, with the download of applications or files.
Given this scenario, many doubt whether it is really necessary to have an antivirus or not to help complement the security that both systems have recently improved.
The need for antivirus for Android
Between the two operating systems, the one created by Google It is the one that has a range of greater vulnerability by allowing applications to be installed outside of its official store, and that is where the biggest problem is.
Without a doubt, the security of a device or the information on it requires a large percentage of user responsibility.
So before downloading an antivirus there are several recommendations to take into account. In the first place, try to ensure that the installed applications come from official stores, either from Play Store or the one that each brand of cell phone has. This is because the platforms that are available go through a verification and security process.
However, this does not mean that there are no apps that have viruses even if they are in the official store, so it is necessary to see the comments or search for additional information to download a platform.
In case you want to download an app outside of those stores and search for an APK file, it is better to get them from the official sites or the APKMirrorwhich is a store with safety approvals.
All this does not guarantee that the cell phone can be infected at any time and that is when many prefer to have an antivirus, which complements the security that the computer comes with. You will find free or paid options, which are almost always the best, because those in which you do not have to pay offer protection especially in APK files and common infections.
Along with these antiviruses, there are also VPNs that will allow for much safer browsing and password protection, since there are multiple risks on the web.
iOS the landscape is different
For devices of Manzana antiviruses are directly impossible to install. Several years ago the company decided to withdraw all these systems from the app store considering them incense burners against the protection offered by the iPhone.
So currently there is none of these softwares in the official store and instead we find applications that offer those services, but they do not end up being real, since they do not have permissions to track malware in the operating system and instead what they do is to launch alerts about unsafe WiFi networks or suspicious messages, but they cannot act on them.
In this case, security remains in the support that Manzana on the phones and their information, but also on the responsibility of the users because no device is safe and it is the good daily practices that will determine if an infected file is received or not, if a false page is entered or permissions are given that will affect personal information.