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. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    On my budget smartphone I use Dr.Web Free. I tried to switch to Avast Mobile Security, but Avast would hang. So I switched back to Dr.Web Free.

    On my ASUS Android Tablet, I use Avast Mobile Security and it works OK.
     
  2. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

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    I'm using Malwarebytes now. Not technically an AV, but still.
     
  3. FreddyFreeloader

    FreddyFreeloader Registered Member

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    Bitdefender Free - very light, not buggy like their PC freebie and the Android system is pretty much bulletproof anyway.
     
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  4. gerardwil

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    Changed to TrustGo and MBAMM
     
  5. STONEMAN

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    Been using TrustGo for the past four months,seems to be ok so far,
    so will stick with this for the time being.
     
  6. Alexhousek

    Alexhousek Registered Member

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    I had a cool thing happen the other day with my mobile security app, that I didn't know that it did.

    I have a work phone that is encrypted and has a required password to unlock the phone. I use Lookout on this phone. Well, I just had to do a required change of the password and I forgot the new password. So, I had to try it multiple times to try to unlock it. I finally got it unlocked and a couple minutes later I got an email. The email was from Lookout and had an attachment. The email said something about "unauthorized attempt to access your device" and "we have taken a picture of the unauthorized attempt/person". The attachment was a picture of me trying to unlock the device! o_O o_O

    I don't remember this being a feature of Lookout. Do others have this feature?
     
  7. KoalaK

    KoalaK Registered Member

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    LBE Security Master and MBAM Mobile
     
  8. Noob

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    Avast! has it. Don't know about others though.
     
  9. Noob

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    To be honest, im kind of regretting my purchase of Avast! Mobile Security . . . What a lame support. o_O
     
  10. ams963

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  11. Noob

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    After 3 e-mails they finally fixed it. :D
    The problem was that they didn't sent me the license even though they billed me and confirmed the order, i waited 48 hours since the order detail said that it should arrive in that timeframe but it never arrived so i had to submit a support ticket.
    Im a happy camper now. :argh:
     
  12. ams963

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    @Noob
    Good for you.:)
     
  13. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    I'm back to running no antivirus on my Android phone. My phone suddenly stopped charging and I will have to send it back to China to be fixed.

    The replacement phone I'm using until my next phone arrives in the mail, has only very limited memory, which hinders performance a lot so I don't want increase memory use by having an antivirus running.

    I don't feel any particular need to run an antivirus under Android anyway.
     
  14. Noob

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    What a bummer, good luck with the exchange.
     
  15. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    Thanks. It's hassle having to send it back to China, but the seller is highly rated on Aliexpress so I don't think I will have any problems with getting the replacement. Of course there are lots of stories you come across on the internet of people who send defective goods back to China, only to be lied to by the seller and be told that they never received the goods.
     
  16. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

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    So what is everyone running these days on their Android devices? I am still using Bitdefender, but eh. Looking for something different.

    Thanks.
     
  17. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    Still running Eset Mobile v2 here.
     
  18. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

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    No issues or adverse effects on battery life? What device do you have?
     
  19. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    HTC One V / ICS
    Single core processor.
    No issues with no noticeable effects on battery life.
     
  20. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

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    Any special configurations? Is it free or paid? Does it have location tracking?
     
  21. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    Yes, both and yes.
     
  22. Trooper

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    Ok is it expensive? What would your recommended settings be?
     
  23. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    I believe it was 10 bucks US. (Yearly sub)
    I currently have all protections enabled.
    The GUI is layed out quite nicely IMO.
     
  24. Noob

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    I'm still using Avast!, purchased the yearly subscription.
    Works great, i always test most of the features to make sure it works properly.
    Remote picture works, web interface commands works, GPS geofencing works, SMS command works . . . everything works perfectly, so i purchased it.
    I'm saying this because i've used another Android AV in the past and it was quite buggy, sometimes it would work and other times it would not. (Kaspersky)
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2013
  25. Trooper

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    Nice I may check it out. Have they added the ability to locate from a web browser yet or is it still just SMS commands only?
     
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