Should I have antivirus software for my tablet?

Episode 1166 (1:04:05)

Ray from Van Nuys, CA
LookOut

Ray is concerned with security on his tablet, and is wondering if he should have antivirus for it. Leo says that mobile devices are designed in an era where malware is a serious threat, so these newer operating systems are inherently safer because they tend to be sandboxed. If he still wants some added protection, LookOut is a very good antivirus app. That being said, Leo doesn't use an antivirus program. Google Tablets are always kept up to date, and he won't be able to do the same damage on a mobile device that he could on Windows.