Bitdefender vs built-in MI Guard Security. Which one should I keep?

Hello, I am using Redmi note 11 pro + 5g. It already has a built-in MI Guard Security which is powered by avast. But I still wish to install bitdefender free antivirus because it's been a while since I last saw MI Guard Security's virus definition update.

But my questions are-

(1st) If both of these apps are active, will these 2 antivirus apps clash with each other??? Since both of them are similar??? Even though one is unreliable but built-in and another is cloud based?

(2nd) If I disable MI Guard Security then will my phone be vulnerable when offline since bitdefender free is based on cloud system and can't work offline???

(3rd) Does bitdefender free antivirus scan app the moment it gets downloaded??? Cause I don't see any notification that says the app's been scanned. How am I suppose to know that the app is doing its job?

Please do kndly let me know. Thank you.


Best Answer

  • Flexx
    Flexx Defender of the month mod
    edited August 21 Answer ✓

    1) Yes, it is possible that the two antivirus apps will clash with each other. This is because they may both try to scan the same files and folders, which could lead to conflicts and errors. Additionally, they may both try to use the same resources, such as CPU and memory, which could slow down your phone.

    2) Yes, your phone will be more vulnerable to malware attacks when offline if you disable MI Guard Security. This is because Bitdefender Free Antivirus for Android is cloud-based, which means that it needs to connect to the internet to scan for threats. If you are offline, Bitdefender Free Antivirus for Android will not be able to scan for threats and protect your phone.

    3) Bitdefender Antivirus Free for Android ensures that the android device stay clean by automatically scanning any application immediately after its install. This also helps users stay informed and protected whenever they try a new application.

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