Should I Install an Antivirus on my Smartphone of Android Tablet?



The attack of malwares and viruses to our PCs is something that has been pursuing us for decades. The emergence of the Internet has made it imperative that we install antivirus software that protects us from all these cyber attacks.

Now, multi device technology and the variety of operating systems have multiplied these threats. One of the most affected operating systems is that of Google, Android. Their rapid expansion and market penetration of smartphones and tablets have made them major targets for cybercriminals-

According to data published by AV-test, in June 2013 there were already more than 900,000 different types of malwares for Android. A fact that has increased exponentially since January 2012.

Many Smartphone users are not aware of the threats that we are exposed to or the viruses that we face. Most of the threats discovered on Android devices are Trojans that are sent by SMS to Premium numbers, as was discovered last April, according to PandaLabs.

Malwares are distributed through non malicious apps that cybercriminals control through advertising. When they get a high level of installations, they begin to announce false notifications of updates that are hiding Trojans. To be installed, the malware is sent by SMS to a number promoting a special price. They can get to 9 million downloads through Google Play.

Another type of Malware is one that installs on the device and steals personal data: pictures, contacts, passwords to social networks, bank accounts, etc. Valuable information that we store is what is vulnerable to these attacks.

The lack of quality control from the official Google market makes it very easy for these malicious programs through seemingly official applications.


How Can We Protect Ourselves From These Types of Attacks?


Panda Mobile Security

  1. Beware of all applications installed from unknown sources or unofficial markets which offer free applications.
  2. Check the privileges of each installed app. On many occasions we accept and give unnecessary permissions.
  3. Install a good antivirus program. Functions such as the auditor of privacy, which tells you which of your installed applications can access your location, Bluetooth, etc, or the Application Analyzer, which will keep your device virus free.

If you want to protect yourself and still be able to use your smartphone without risks, you can now test the new Panda Mobile Security.

Have you suffered an attack from some virus on an Android?


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25 Responses

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  1. Louie
    Oct 04, 2013 - 06:53 PM

    My android has acted a little hinky, now that I have Pandaforlife I want all my devices protected. I actually left my pc on all night and never worried that I was being compromised while I slept. I am not tech savy , so I have to ask. Where do I put in that code?

  2. Renato
    Dec 08, 2013 - 03:29 PM

    Renovei meu global protection para a vers茫o 2014 e n茫o consigo instal谩-lo no meu smartphone motorola atrix 687 com andr贸id 4 aparece uma mensagem informando que espa莽o 茅 insuficiente e estou arrependido. Recebi mensagem do suporte com um link que para eu ativar meu c贸digo de acesso mas me leva para aplicativo gratuito mas o meu 茅 pago.

    • Marta L贸pez
      Dec 10, 2013 - 01:15 PM

      Hello Renato. Sorry but we don’t speak Portuguese. Our colleagues from Tech Support will help you out with this issue. Here you have the link: Thanks!

  3. Diane Anderson
    Jan 05, 2014 - 04:20 AM

    I have Panda lifetime on my laptop, so do I need to purchase a separate account for my smartphone?

    • Marta L贸pez
      Jan 07, 2014 - 09:53 AM

      Hello Diane. Thanks for reading! If you have an account, you don’t need a new one for your smartphone. 馃檪

  4. kuldeep
    Jan 09, 2014 - 10:08 AM

    my android idea 3g smartphone have to found trojen virous.some vibration occured on screen.and some times this is found to hang at the time when i use net
    is this panda software is suitable for my phone

  5. clarky
    Jan 21, 2014 - 05:24 AM

    Getting an error when activating. Have tried 4 times with the code Pandams2013


  6. enzo d'alessio
    Feb 03, 2014 - 02:32 AM

    I have Panda Internet Security account for my PC. Do I need to purchase a separate one for my tablet and smart phones?

  7. Alexis
    Jul 24, 2014 - 05:24 PM

    Is Panda compatible with the new Amazon Fire phone?

  8. Mukund
    Aug 20, 2014 - 06:33 AM

    1.Do you provide antivirus which is specially developed for android tablets?
    2.Is it available in India?
    3.Is it easy to onstall.?

  9. archie
    Nov 04, 2014 - 12:56 PM

    i do have a Panda Global Protection 2013
    (Up to 3 PCs)
    – Renewal – 3 Years ,
    how shold i activate on my samsung table ,which i already download a free panda mobile apps,but i cant use my code to activate on my table

  10. Nicos Doukanaris
    Jan 11, 2015 - 09:40 PM

    I have Panda Antivirus installed on my computer and I would like to install it also on my ipad. Do I have to buy another one or I could use the same?

  11. rambabu dangi
    Feb 25, 2015 - 07:34 AM

    This is best

    • Marta L贸pez
      Feb 25, 2015 - 06:21 PM

      Thanks, Rambabu!

  12. Claire Bradshaw
    Apr 22, 2015 - 03:17 PM

    I would like a Panda package that covers my PC, my android phone and my tablet.

    What should I buy? Is there a package that covers all three of these?

  13. Vijay
    Aug 16, 2015 - 06:13 PM

    Thank you trial version it is very good


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