Does VPN on mobile Phone offer security like antivirus?

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michaeljohnny_1424 Posts 7 Registration date Wednesday January 22, 2020 Status Member Last seen January 1, 2021 - Apr 15, 2020 at 03:33 AM
AlexAlex77 Posts 1 Registration date Monday October 26, 2020 Status Member Last seen October 27, 2020 - Oct 27, 2020 at 10:30 AM
Hello,

I was reading this blog https://www.purevpn.com/blog/mobile-vpn/ and though that should I need a antivirus now?

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David Webb Posts 3177 Registration date Monday November 25, 2019 Status Administrator Last seen October 7, 2021 6,939
Apr 15, 2020 at 03:58 AM
Hello, a VPN is not a substitute for antivirus software.

Using a VPN will hide your IP address and allow you to access geo-locked content, among other things. If you are planning on downloading Torrents, then it is advisable to have suitable antivirus protection.

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David Webb

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michaeljohnny_1424 Posts 7 Registration date Wednesday January 22, 2020 Status Member Last seen January 1, 2021 2
Apr 15, 2020 at 11:23 AM
Thanks but some service provider like Norton offer VPN with antivirus. Are they worthy to use? or should I get separate VPN and antivirus?
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David Webb Posts 3177 Registration date Monday November 25, 2019 Status Administrator Last seen October 7, 2021 6,939
Updated on Apr 15, 2020 at 11:39 AM
Just looking here, it seems more expensive than a regular VPN, however you are getting 2 services for one.

I don't think you would have any problems with Norton VPN Antivirus, however I don't have personal experience with them myself. Although looking at Trusted Reviews, it gets 2.5/5...

It could be argued that a VPN provider that focuses purely on VPN's, and Anti-Virus software that focuses on Anti-virus would be better as they have one sole purpose, but probably more expensive overall.
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michaeljohnny_1424 Posts 7 Registration date Wednesday January 22, 2020 Status Member Last seen January 1, 2021 2
Apr 16, 2020 at 01:34 AM
Thanks for the help
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aaliyahreynolds Posts 3 Registration date Sunday April 12, 2020 Status Member Last seen May 25, 2020
May 24, 2020 at 04:49 PM
AFAIK, it does not. They're different things. Some antivirus come with VPN as an add-on but a VPN is no replacement for an antivirus.
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cuatrounoseis Posts 4 Registration date Monday June 8, 2020 Status Member Last seen August 25, 2020
Jul 31, 2020 at 03:19 AM
Some VPNs are built in with antivirus function, but it is not as effective as antivirus software.
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edward0121 Posts 1 Registration date Monday June 22, 2020 Status Member Last seen October 14, 2020
Updated on Oct 14, 2020 at 07:12 PM
I don't have much knowledge but if you go with some renowned VPN like surf-shark or NordVPN it gives you an extra layer of security against cybercriminals or you can easily access geo-blocked content in your region.
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AlexAlex77 Posts 1 Registration date Monday October 26, 2020 Status Member Last seen October 27, 2020
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 at 10:32 AM
No, while these two services can contribute in similar ways, it is important to remember that both off unique protection features for WiF users that often means that they are best used in conjunction with one another.
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