How effective are antivirus apps for Android?

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I have an Android phone and I've noticed that there are a ton of antivirus apps for Android. I know that on a desktop/server, an antivirus must run with super-user privileges. But, mobile anti-viruses are running as an unprivileged user. But AVG and McAfee have both released antivirus apps for Android.

Does anyone how effective these apps are? I'm trying to get a sense of which one to use. Thanks!

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I have used a couple of them earlier..but not really sure if they are actually of use. It would really be good if some one can provide some insights.

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  • ssmita76
    I don't think that free versions of antivirus are actually effective. I have also installed many antiviruses but found no use of them.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    I've used a couple of paid programs and they certainly talk the talk but have yet to find anything of substance. Maybe that's a good thing! I suspect you're going to get what you pay for in this area.
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