Google Play Protect provides built-in protection against malware for Android and automatically scans your device.
If downloading apps from another app store, it’s advisable to use an antivirus product with malware protection to scan and remove apps containing viruses, spyware and other threats.
When downloading apps to your device, there are some simple tips to follow to help keep your device safe:
- Only download apps from an official source that you trust (e.g. Google Play store or Apple’s App Store)
- Review your apps and deleting the ones you don’t use
- Visit your app store settings and enabling auto-updates
- Only give access to sensitive data, e.g. your location or photos, to apps that you trust