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.