Does VPN on mobile Phone offer security like antivirus?

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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.