Antivirus and CPU Cooler. Wait, what???


  • CPU Cooler
  • Junk Cleaner
  • RAM Booster
  • Battery Saver
  • Game Master
  • Notification Cleaner
  • Wi-Fi Speed Test

… and so on.

Lately, we have seen the Google Play Store filled with a mix of Antivirus -Optimization Tools. There are dozens of features that Antivirus applications have. The ones you see listed above are one of them.

However, these features have nothing to do with protection at all. They are just little helpers for users to make them feel like they did something for their device.

Actually, they do nothing, sometimes they can even make the situation worse.

For example, RAM Booster kills your application to make your phone look faster. However, you will run those applications again and again. Most Operating Systems have the same feature to kill unnecessary applications.

Another example is the Junk Cleaner which deletes your caches. In the first few minutes, your device will be faster but later on, the Internet connection will be required more and more to re-download those cached files.

What is our point here?

Antiviruses should protect users and solve their infection problems. They should not spend any time on those unrelated features. The vendors can release such products but they should be connected with a security application.

Nowadays, we have major issues and big security problems but unfortunately, AV vendors try to solve optimization issues instead of security issues. The developer term for that situation is premature optimization.

Let us know your thoughts.

Posted by Emre

  1. Zemana is the “go-to” application to detect keyloggers.
    One drawback.. Although purchased.. App never updates…??


  2. Abdurahman M. Njai Nisan 23, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    You are spot on point.


  3. Right. That is the reason of my choice on Zemana. In Play Store, many people wants unnecessary functions for AVs. But as you said there is lots of apps as the same in play store. Zemana does its job…


    1. arnelahajdarevic Mayıs 10, 2019 at 9:17 am


      It is really great to hear that you are satisfied with our app. We really work hard to keep our users’ devices clean and safe. 🙂


  4. the mudflap God Nisan 23, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    That’s real cool tho, you know what else id like a keypad encryption and keyboard scrambler so it sends encrypted txt twice, also nice for banking a keypad dat shifts it’s numbers each time.

    As well as a nice, mac address spoofer, and automatic exif data remover for photos, and optional VPN and screenshot lock, camera blocker, microphone blocker, encrypted sandbox for mail attachments, with snake charmer for malware built in.


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