Updated: March 21, 2023
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Is there an Anti Virus app supplied with a Galaxy Smartphone?

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Android's biggest built-in defense against malware is Google Play Protect. There are a few different components to Play Protect—including the Find My Device tools—but a big part of it is malware scanning. Every Android device that included the Google Play Store has Play Protect.

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And how do I instigate that?

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Also, Samsung has partnered with McAfee to provide pre-installed anti-malware protection on your Galaxy phone.
To scan your device, you can do the following:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap Battery and Device Care
  3. Tap Device protection
  4. Tap Scan phone
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Thank you. I'll give that a try.

No problem!
All of the apps and data on your device will be scanned
Once the scan is completed you will be shown whether or not your device is secure.

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That appears to be working. Thanks.

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