What is your Android security setup these days?

Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by Overkill, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. Overkill

    Overkill Registered Member

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    Currently my family has 3 Android Tablets and 2 Android Phones and they all have these apps installed...

    360 Security
    NoRoot Firewall
    AdBlock Plus
    Clean Master (Cleaner)
    App Master(Uninstall Master)
    Startup Manager
    Parental Controls & App Lock (Metacert) (kids)

    On my daughters phone I have ESET because 360 kept crashing :mad:
    Mobile Security & Antivirus (ESET)

    I'm curious what you guys use??
     
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  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    Android Device Manager and Verify apps
    Device and external SD card encrypted
    Default "Internet" Browser with LastPass and Webutation bookmarklets
    AirDroid
    Anti theft alarm
    Clean Master
    Google Authenticator
    PrivacyScanner
    SD Maid
    VirusTotal
     
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  3. zapjb

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    Dr. Web Light.
     
  4. Solarlynx

    Solarlynx Registered Member

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    360 Security mostly switched off.

    I just exported contacts if vcf format and keep their copy on PC.
     
  5. acr1965

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    Malwarebytes
    Android Device Manager (google)
    NoRoot firewall
    AVG PrivacyFix
    download apps from f-droid when possible
    I'll run an on demand scan for adware with different apps from time to time as well
     
  6. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    ESET Mobile Security Premium.
    VirusTotal Uploader
    Opera
    Clean Master
     
  7. FleischmannTV

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    Nothing.
     
  8. siketa

    siketa Registered Member

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    Bitdefender AV Free
     
  9. aigle

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    Nothing at all!

    That,s all needed on android.
     
  10. tipo

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    avast mobile security
    adblock plus
     
  11. FreddyFreeloader

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    Bitdefender paid, and AdBlock Plus. Url filter works with the stock android browser and Google Chrome.
    I've come across a couple of websites the past month that had infected ads that were flagged by Bitdefender, that's why I added AdBlock Plus.
     
  12. guest

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    1. Not connecting the phone to the internet, because I just use it to call and sending basic text messages.
    2. Never enable wi-fi at all. I still occasionally use bluetooth but when I'm not using it, it's also disabled.
    3. Only use 2G network by default, because 3G is still lame as hell in here, let alone 4G. Also, I don't need video-calling or anything that can't be done just with 2G.
    4. Not installing any apps at all, because I don't need to.
     
  13. fmon

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    +1 :thumb:
     
  14. LoneWolf

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    Eset + Malwarebytes.
     
  15. puff-m-d

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    ESET Mobile Security
     
  16. KoalaK

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    LBE Security Master
    MBAM
    AdAway
    Dr Web Light on demand
    MyBackup Pro
    Secunia PSI
    Belarc Security Advisor
     
  17. roady

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    BigTinCan's AdFree
    AVG antivirus Pro
    BoxCryptor Classic
    Cerberus Antitheft
    Dolphin Zero
    Google Authenticator
    Hushed
    Malwarebytes Antimalware
    MyBackup Pro
    NoRoot Firewall
    RedPhone
    Smart Lockscreen Protector
    Sticky Password
    TextSecure

    And full device and sdcard encryption....:D
     
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  19. roger_m

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    I have 360 Mobile Safe installed my phone, and have no security software installed on my tablets.
     
  20. Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    Only AppLock, don't forget to applock android settings also (otherwise the applock app can removed and installs from unsafe places allowed).
     
  21. NormanF

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    Its UNIX so AV is unnecessary. All you need is to secure your firewall and you're good to go! :thumb:
     
  22. Umbra

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    Some NSA stuff :p
     
  23. clocks

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    Nothing for me. Never felt the need............................yet
     
  24. DoctorPC

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    Really? I've found malware on at least half of the Android devices I have checked, or trace elements of them.

    Anyway;

    Malwarebytes (this is better than most people realize)
    AppBrain Ad Detector
    Grey Shirts NoRoot Firewall
    Clean Master
    Adblock (port 2020 ad blocking, so it blocks some in-app ads)
    Sophos (very good app - by the way)
     
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  25. jdd58

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    AppBrain Ad Detector - Better than Lookout's and all others I've tried in my opinion.
    Grey Shirts NoRoot Firewall
    Sophos AV - Includes app locker, anti-theft, spam protection, privacy advisor, security advisor.
    Bluebox Security Scanner
    VirusTotal
    IpTools

    To anyone using MalwareBytes, how is the battery life affected? I've seen conflicting reports.
     
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