Is cm security for mobile devices any good

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by winterlord, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. winterlord

    winterlord Registered Member

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    Was wondering if cm security for mobile devices if it is any good or not.
     
  2. IvoShoen

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    Yes it is. One of the best out there. I use it on a few of my phones and it is really light on resources and has a 100% detection rate. It detects test files that are missed by many other apps when I did my own testing. See the AV-TEST test results for several security apps here:
    http://www.av-test.org/
     
  3. Overkill

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    Extremely good!
     
  4. Solarlynx

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    I don't compare it with others, I just use it.
     
  5. sg09

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    Hi,
    Is it compulsory to to use Clean Master along with CM Security or the latter is a standalone product?
     
  6. Solarlynx

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    I think it is not compulsory to use them together. I think that CM Security has additional AV functionality to Clean Master's AV part. Though I use them both as Clean Master recommended to do that.
     
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    Thank you Solarlynx.
     
  8. Solarlynx

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    You are welcome sg09!
     
  9. gdiloren

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    While I use CIS on my computers I prefer using Avast Mobile Security on my Android, it's more fashionable!!!
     
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    99% of Android users are susceptible to the new BroadAnywhere vulnerability!

    A newly discovered vulnerability called BroadAnywhere could severely impact almost every Android user.

    The recently launched Android 5.0 Lollipop has fixed a serious issue (Bug: 17356824), however, every version below 5.0 is still at risk. Currently, the number of people exposed could be as high as 99% of all Android users. This issue, currently being referred to as "BroadAnywhere", is able to forge messages from any sender, crash or restart your device, or even completely wipe all data stored on the phone! ...http://www.cmcm.com/blog/en/security/2014-11-15/468.html
     
  11. Mayahana

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    I won't use them, partly because it's a Chinese product - compulsory those have capabilities for other things. Sophos privacy scanner fails CM products - I tend to trust Sophos on the Androids more than anything. Also we know intelligence divisions have been implicated in using 'popular' applications to spy.. Not saying that's happening here, but I am careful.
     
  12. IvoShoen

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    I still like CM. However, I have been beta testing Sophos and find it to be the most comprehensive and effective mobile security app that I have tried.
     
  13. Mayahana

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    Same. It's ridiculous how good it is. Set the cloud validation to 'always' by the way. I have a honeypot phone I test Android apps on now, and Sophos is really impressive.
     
  14. true indian

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    I use Clean Master,yep different product same company,even has a AV that is removes and protects you against live threats,it will ask you to install CM Security in case there is some vulnerability that it see's it cant deal with, and its great stuff.Running on SM-T211 with Malaysian Kitkat ROM.Rooted and custom debloated and running PhizTouch recovery.

    If you have a vulnerability that Clean Master can't fix install CM,scan and fix everything then uninstall it and scan with Clean Master it will come up clean.You can then keep clean master alone and you will clean as a whistle for the rest of the future.
     
  15. roger_m

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    Yes, CM is is excellent in my opinion. I often have it installed, not just for protection, but because it is really good at cleaning junk. As to whether you actually need an antivirus for Android is of course debatable.
     
  16. Yuki2718

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    I personally don't want to use any Cheetah(=Kingsoft) product because, their branch in my country tried to perform stealth marketing. They send emails to some famous security resercher and asked them to write positive review for Kingsoft. But one resercher got mad for this, then disclosed the email. This of course made a fuss, later Kingsoft claimed "We just wanted them to write fair review", but if one see the email, nobody will believe what they said.
    And also, there were incidents about malicous ads which try to fool user and make them install CM. Though advertiser who showed maliciou ads are of course 3rd party, they should monitor what ads are used for their product, and even worse is, they changed explanation more than once and that incident occur again just after a month.

    But apart from that, I don't understand why so many guys here seems not to mind permissions? AV might detect obviously malicious app, but the biggest problem in Android apps is greyware. They don't exhibit obviously malicious behavior, but they still can do many things.
    If sending info to cloud is needed in the software and clearly stated in EULA, basically AV can't blame that. But there're already some cases where those info were abused.
    IMO android security is not much about AV or malware, but more about permission, greyware and privacy.

    I use App Cache Cleaner Pro as it don't require many and much permission, and I delete other thing such as thumnails manually from time to time. I always try to keep minimum permisions and even use SRT AppGuard and NRFW, though Achilles' heel is I have to trust those 2.
     
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    Right from the horses mouth, and that's why I won't use CM products.

    For Android AV I like Sophos, Trend, Norton or Kaspersky, with a heavy leaning toward Sophos because it's powerful, and feature rich. I will look into App-Cache-Cleaner. I agree you need to be aware of permissions. Sophos checks permissions for you and displays warnings about permissions that are out of the ordinary for apps. It also has a cloud based reputation system for app validation, warning about low reputation apps prior to installation.
     
  19. Mayahana

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    App Cache Cleaner Pro - by the way - only requires 2 permissions, and those are needed to clean stuff.

    CM products require extensive permissions, some I find scary. It's all about permissions to me.
     
  20. Yuki2718

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    That malicious ads were displayed in other apps.
    But using browser & AV belong to the same dev is IMO bad idea as they can combine info gathered by those apps, and also some malware can collaborate with other app.
    Only 2 kinds of apps I give many permission are browser & security related (AV, lock app) but I still remove unnecessary permission by AppGuard.
    Maybe someone will point out CM can do many more things, but I prefer to do them manually through a file manager, except for cache cleaning because manually clean caches of all apps is quite the task. About memory freeing, I had tested many apps but finally reached a conclusion that occasional rebooting is good enough for me. Not after you begin to feel slowdown (it's too late), but make your own rule for reboot when you don't need to keep everything alive.

    I'm not privacy paranoid on PC, but bit a paranoid on mobile as they are much more close to my real life. For those Wilders guys mobile malware is not a big deal, but it seems not many member are aware of privacy risk, while there're actual cases of breach and AV didn't detect those apps at first.
     
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