Does VPN on mobile Phone offer security like antivirus? [Closed]

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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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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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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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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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Thanks for the help
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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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Some VPNs are built in with antivirus function, but it is not as effective as antivirus software.
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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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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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