Rooted Android devices contain 2x more malware

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We’ve just posted the following news: Rooted Android devices contain 2x more malware[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2015/04/myce-android-malware-PHA-95x75.png[/newsimage]

About 0.1% of devices from users that only download apps from the official Google Play Store contains malware. Users of rooted Android devices should also stick to Google Play to keep malware of their phone, according to a report released by Google.

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#2

About 0.1% of devices from users that only download apps from the official Google Play Store contains malware. Users of rooted Android devices should also stick to Google Play to keep malware of their phone, according to a report released by Google.

And of course,Google is absolutely NOT biased on this story…:bigsmile:


#3

Rooting is the first thing I do for certain apps I need require it. I very regularly install from outside the play store. It all depends on where you get the apps from (xda-dev) and what. In all my years of rooted use I’ve yet to see my first malware of any type.


#4

[QUOTE=Ch3vr0n;2751527]Rooting is the first thing I do for certain apps I need require it. I very regularly install from outside the play store. It all depends on where you get the apps from (xda-dev) and what. In all my years of rooted use I’ve yet to see my first malware of any type.[/QUOTE]

What software do you scan for malware with?

[B]Wombler[/B]


#5

@wombler: at first, common sense of course. 2nd is avast mobile security.


#6

[QUOTE=Ch3vr0n;2751622]@wombler: at first, common sense of course. 2nd is avast mobile security.[/QUOTE]

A wise move in relation to both. :iagree:

I was thinking about the surprisingly poor results of certain big name Android malware scanners that surfaced recently, but Avast is one of the good ones.

[B]Wombler[/B]


#7

I use AIS on pc too, very happy with it do it was only logical to stick with the same vendor.

Link doesn’t work though, get redirected to an adobe topic from 1999 :stuck_out_tongue: