How to activate the built-in antivirus on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 7/8/9)

This tutorial will show you step by step how to activate the built-in antivirus on a Samsung Galaxy with Android 7, 8 and 9.

Device security is a malware (virus) scanner from McAfee that comes pre-installed on many Samsung Galaxy phones that have Android 7, 8 and 9.

Related: How to turn off device security on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 7, 8 and 9)

This tutorial works for all Samsung phones with Android 9 (Pie), such as the Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus, J6 Plus, A6, J7 Pro, A7, J8, A8 Plus, S8, S8 Plus, Note 8, A9, S9, S9 Plus, S9 Note, and all other Samsung phones that have Android 9.

1. Open settings.

Samsung Galaxy settings Android 9

2. Open Device maintenance or Device care.

Samsung Galaxy Device care Android 9

3. Tap on Device security or Security located at the bottom.

Samsung Galaxy Security Android 9

4. Tap on Activate.

Activate antivirus Samsung Galaxy

The antivirus is now activated.



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