What is your Android security setup these days?

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

  1. zakazak

    zakazak Registered Member

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    Well as soon as a custom recovery is installed on the phone you can simply flash ROM (custom or stock, what ever you want) and by that it will remove the anti-theft. E.g. if you update from by flashing (which is the only way once you rooted your device) you always have to re-install avast anti-theft.

    That is one way to use anti theft but then the google built in anti theft is more than enough ?
     
  2. Yuki2718

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    Okay, I misunderstood. Thanks for the info.
    :)
     
  3. Trooper

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    So what is a good av to try that is light and battery friendly? I do not want Clean Master or anything like that with all the added garbage. No need for Anti Theft either since Google takes care of that now days. Was thinking Bitdefender? Thanks all.
     
  4. Alexhousek

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    This is a matter of personal taste and what parts/pieces might interest you. You'll probably get 20 different answers from 20 different people. A week ago or so, I saw a post about the most popular Android AV's by what part of the world you live in. I found it quite interesting. I never realized how regional the popularity of AV's was?! For example, if I remember correctly, Lookout (my personal favorite) was the most popular in the US. However, nowhere else in the world was it even listed as at top 10 AV. For me, it's more about the "extras" than the AV portion because they're all pretty close in comparison in terms of the effectiveness of the AV portion.
     
  5. ReverseGear

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    Bitdefender free for av and cerberus for anti theft , lightest bloat free setup
     
  6. Trooper

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    Thanks guys. Free version of Bitdefender huh? What is missing in it from the pro version?
     
  7. Tony

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    Same here :thumb:
     
  8. Trooper

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    Anyone ever hear of this av?

    -https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.security.mobile&hl=en
     
  9. roger_m

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    @Trooper I believe I've never used it. It certainly sounds like a good product, but I am always a bit dubious of the detection rates of all the Android antiviruses which come from these unknown companies rather than ones the have a strong presence in the PC market.
     
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  10. Trooper

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    Yeah I hear you man. I had never heard of this one. An Android buddy of mine told me about it. Not sure if I would run it but he claims its nice. At least its not made in China. :)
     
  11. zakazak

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    From my guide: http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-6/general/guide-little-guide-to-security-privacy-t3042460

     
  12. dansorin

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    i use Sophos Free Antivirus and Security. it has all the features i would ever need. the phone seems responsive as usual and haven't notice any shorter battery life.
     
  13. Minimalist

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    I use ESET free on my tablet and nothing on phone.
     
  14. Charyb

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    Webroot SecureAnywhere free on phone.
    Avast free on two tablets.
     
  15. LoneWolf

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    Eset Mobile Security
    AdGuard w/Firewall (Beta)
    LastPass
     
  16. IvoShoen

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    Sophos Mobile Security
    Adguard Beta with Firewall (lifetime license)
     
  17. Solarlynx

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    Avast lic. I don't like its applocker as it not always kicks in when I start protected app. CM applocker worked flawlessly.
     
  18. zakazak

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  20. zakazak

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    Thanks ! :)

    Puh, you better try to google it. There have been many cases that were reported with CM products. Also in this thread some ppl wrote negative feedback about CM and privacy.
     
  21. Solarlynx

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    OK, thanks though I googled it and found nothing.
     
  22. zakazak

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    http://androidforums.com/threads/be...ters-data-collection-and-your-privacy.919363/

    Also:
     
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  24. Overkill

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    Trying Soluto for mobile, from what a support member told me they use Kaspersky's engine!

    MODS: Sorry for posting this in the adguard for android thread, you can delete it.
     
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