Mobile Security & Antivirus

Discussion in 'polls' started by LoneWolf, Dec 22, 2012.

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Do you use one on your Android/Smart Phone and if yes, which one?

  1. Avast

    15.9%
  2. AVG

    1.2%
  3. BitDefender

    5.9%
  4. BullGuard

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. DrWeb

    6.5%
  6. ESET

    5.9%
  7. F-Secure

    0.6%
  8. G-Data

    0.6%
  9. Ikarus

    1.8%
  10. Kaspersky

    3.5%
  11. Lookout

    2.9%
  12. McAfee

    0.6%
  13. Norton

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Quick Heal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Sophos

    0.6%
  16. Trend Micro

    0.6%
  17. TrustGo

    1.8%
  18. TrustPort

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Vipre

    0.6%
  20. Webroot

    5.3%
  21. Zoner

    1.2%
  22. Other (Please Specify)

    6.5%
  23. None

    38.2%
  1. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

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    Geez, guess you're not in the USA. Bummer man, its $14.95 here. Is this an annual subscription I guess? Or is it a lifetime license?
     
  2. Noob

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    Not sure about that one but my GUESS would be it's an annual subscription. Still worth it IMO. :thumb:
     
  3. Trooper

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    If you can get it to work lol. How is this app on battery life? Any big performance hits?
     
  4. Noob

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    No performance hits and it does not drains the battery according to the battery usage report in settings. :thumb:
     
  5. Trooper

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    Good news got it to work tonight, yay!

    Need to go through all the settings, but its late right now so will do so tomorrow.

    Scans are quite slow, but to the positive side, VERY thorough.

    Do you run scans at all manually or scheduled? To me, I don't see the reason to run scans often as apps are scanned during installs.

    Any advice on the settings?

    Thanks.
     
  6. Noob

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    I always turn off the privacy settings and activate all theft functions. That's all. :D
     
  7. Trooper

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    Turn off privacy settings?
     
  8. Noob

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    I meant the privacy protection features, such as "Hide personal information and contacts information", "Call & SMS Filter". :D
     
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  9. SweX

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    FYI, Fortinet has released their FortiClient for Android and iOS incase anyone wants to try it: http://www.forticlient.com/

    And as far as I can see it's FREE for all platforms. :thumb:
     
  10. Noob

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    Good news, more options for people to choose from. :D
     
  11. Trooper

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    /me has to look again.

    Thanks!

    I am testing out Lookout again though! ;)
     
  12. Noob

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    Hahahaha okay. :thumb:
     
  13. SweX

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    Yeah absolutely :D
     
  14. Techwiz

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    Agreed, but I'm running with chrome at the moment on my nexus 4. I've seen improvement since the update in performance, but I'm still looking at other browsers. Possibly the droid stock or opera.

    Topic Related:
    Has the mobile AV changed that much in the last three years? The last time I search for a security product I found a bunch of black list based avs that were neat for catching malicious apps (presuming you didn't download prior to update). I know on my tablet that webroot and avast offer some other functionality filters and protection for user data. Like LoneWolf, I feel a bit exposed from the protection I typically have on my laptop & desktop. Any other not AV related products? You can always send me a message if guys can think of anything.
     
  15. LoneWolf

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    I've often wondered what has happened to Bill's security app for android....
    http://www.droidpatrol.com/
    I don't know if it's still in the works or dead in the water.
    Would have liked to give that one a try.
     
  16. act8192

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    AdAway application uses Hosts file to block bad sites - works well, uses mvps hosts and 2-3 others, totally unintrusive and does the job as well as mvps file on Windows. Easy updates to the hosts file from within the application.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.adaway&hl=en
    No conflicts with Avast, Dr.Web AV products. No conflicts with Opera, or Dolphin or the native android browser.
     
  17. AlexC

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    None...

    Anyone using a firewall for outbound control?
     
  18. Trooper

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    +1 to this app. Its great and use it on all Android devices I and my family own.
     
  19. Noob

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    I didn't know there were firewalls for Androids. :eek:
     
  20. LoneWolf

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    Yes there is, but your phone must be rooted.
     
  21. AlexC

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    Is there any you recommend/use?

    thanks
     
  22. Trooper

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    Avast has a firewall. I personally do not use one.
     
  23. LoneWolf

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    Sorry my Android is not rooted,so I have never tried any.
     
  24. AlexC

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    Thanks :thumb:

    I´ll try to find a dedicated firewall with outgoing control.

    I´m very much interested in having full control over my smartphone connections (even more than i´m interested in controlling my home computer connections), because i´m apprehensive with all the permissions required by the applications... :ninja:

    For instance:

    Angry Birds Star War Permissions

    THIS APPLICATION HAS ACCESS TO THE FOLLOWING:

    YOUR LOCATION
    APPROXIMATE LOCATION (NETWORK-BASED)

    Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

    NETWORK COMMUNICATION
    FULL NETWORK ACCESS

    Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

    PHONE CALLS
    READ PHONE STATUS AND IDENTITY

    Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.

    STORAGE
    MODIFY OR DELETE THE CONTENTS OF YOUR USB STORAGE MODIFY OR DELETE THE CONTENTS OF YOUR SD CARD
    Allows the app to write to the USB storage. Allows the app to write to the SD card.

    NETWORK COMMUNICATION
    VIEW WI-FI CONNECTIONS

    Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

    VIEW NETWORK CONNECTIONS
    Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

    DEFAULT
    TEST ACCESS TO PROTECTED STORAGE TEST ACCESS TO PROTECTED STORAGE

    Allows the app to test a permission for USB storage that will be available on future devices. Allows the app to test a permission for the SD card that will be available on future devices.
     
  25. OK just installed AVAST. And I have to say DR WEB which I run along with AVAST is much much more complete. DR WEB scans everything including SD card, AVAST scans only apps :mad: DR WEB also has SpiderGuard which safe guards your phone.

    AVAST does have some decent features like ANTI-THEFT etc... But I think DR WEB is the better all round AV solution for ANDROID.

    But what the hell, I'm going to use both.
     
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