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Anti-malware question

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UKRocksall63
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Galaxy S24
I read an article from Samsung saying that anti- malware apps are not needed for galaxy phones. Is this true? 
I can't get a straight answer from any of the search. engines, so can anyone answer this question without trying to sell me something?
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D3F4LT
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Galaxy S24
It doesn't. Knox by Samsung is a pretty solid security system. The video I linked gives a great explanation as to how Knox works.

https://youtu.be/a0BSUbY7iN4?si=HFBlg6h97VOaF8io
UKRocksall63
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Thanks. I did watch the video and i'm going to going to wait and see if other responders are consistent with whatever information related to this they want to share. I mean consistent with what you shared with me.
So basically, what you shared with me will be the foundation of any knowledge base that I get to help me learn more about this.
Thanks again.
D3F4LT
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Happy to help.
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UKRocksall63
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👍🏾
realaud
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You don't need one because one is built in. You have to activate it, though, in settings/security/app security/app protection

It is not on by default, so you don't have to use it if you have a malware program you prefer.  So, when they say it's not necessary, it's because they already gave it to you.

UKRocksall63
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I think that security part that you're talking about is only available on the S24+ plus and S24 ultra. I just have the plain 24, and i've never noticed it. I'll check again.
Thanks.
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realaud
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I have a A54, and its there. I had to look it up to write out the sequence.
UKRocksall63
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Actually it is there, but it pertains to google play protect. I was thinking it was talking about something else.
realaud
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No, there's, a setting right above Play protect to turn on app protection.
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