Quality antivirus for Android?

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  1. ngt

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    Been streaming nba games and may have picked something up. What's good out there or what would you suggest? Besides stopping streaming nba games, lol
     
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    Zero. Android doesn't have virii.
     
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    What makes you think you may have picked up a virus?

    There are apps like AVG, Malwarebytes, etc. but they're not going to be very effective on Android unless you're deliberately trying to get a virus just to test it out
     
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    While browsing or on forums, where i never had this issue before, i randomly get this new pop up window. It says congratulations, you are the winner select ok to see your prize or something like that. I first saw it when opening a link on Reddit, but now it comes up a few times a day at random.
     
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    eset antivirus a paid app has a free full trial version on Google play at least last I checked


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    You installed an app that is doing that. It's not a virus. What's the last app you downloaded?

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    Install any new free game apps lately?

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    No, i don't have games besides my old purchased nes emulator, but I've had that for a few phones. Last thing i downloaded was Google home, but it happened before that. Is there a way to find the app doing it? Like an air push type app?
     
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    Yes there are a few air push detector apps.
    You say this only happens in your browser? What browser? If Chrome there's a thread about the same situation you're experiencing I read recently on this forum but don't remember its title. It's some setting in Chrome that you have to enable that blocks those ads.
    This isn't the one I was thinking of but it's similar with same solution.
    http://www.droidforums.net/index.php?posts/2722141

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    Thank you! I'll give that a shot!
     
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    Why am i getting this? and no i don't go to "adult sites" unless reddit, nbastreams is considered adult.

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    I downloaded avg and it says nothing is wrong.