Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by Overkill, Jan 31, 2014.
Eset Mobile Security
Eset Mobile Security & Antivirus on my tablet and nothing on my phone.
Dr. Web Lite!
Yeh! No reviews and no participation in tests! That's only the negative point. Else it is a fantastic product. Free version does not include disabled paid version features. Very lightweight and effective! The paid version can remove rootkits.
Avast Mobile Security (lic), Cleanup & Backup.
I tried the Sophos free a/v for android. The scan never stopped running and gui would get hung up. Uninstalled after 15 minutes.
Emsisoft Mobile Security and Malwarebytes
Adguard with firewall
How long have you used Emsi? I am using Eset now and it is working fine but I like to try others from time to time.
About 6 months, its cloud based like webroot
One of the problems with this review is it doesn't distinguish between the features in the paid Vs free versions of the various products. Many of them are trials which revert to limited free versions when the trial expires. It's often not clear in the Google Play Store either since the option to subscribe is built into the trial and not offered as a separate pro/paid version. In particular many of the free versions don't have real time monitoring so it's rather important to figure out. Anyway, moving right along...
I've been using the new Avast 5 beta for a while and noticing stalls with the app locking feature + general slowness in my Galaxy S5. I switched to AhnLab V3 Mobile Security and the performance is much better. It has many of the same features as Avast and I may subscribe when the ten day trial is finished since it's currently <$13 US / year.
I'm currently test driving Comodo Mobil Security which is free and fully functional. It has been working well for a few days; no noticeable slowdowns or glitches. I haven't been able to find a good review of the real time protection though. Is anyone here using it and care to comment? TIA
I don't see many people here using Avira. You should give it a try, it's one of the best and works nice on my Samsung tablet and my phone.
Verizon Samsung Note 5
VZ Protect (McAfee)
Samsung Note Pro 12.2
360 Security - Antivirus Boost
I will use Avira if it had possibility to lock our device via SMS. Avira android security is a mature product but why they still can't provide that feature.
Adguard Lifetime Premium
Zemana Mobile Security (only for testing purpose)
built-in Security app (using AVl + Tencent Engine)
built-in cleaner (I think is CleanMaster)
image/doc back-up to dropbox/google on weekly basis.
Built-inHidden Folder, Private Msging, Blocklist settings
Configured all apps permission to allow/block access to certain areas.
Guest mode on stand-by (only able to access limited apps)
Lock individual apps
Activate device manager as anti-theft feature.
Block unknown source app installation.
Lockscreen (the most important)
Avast and Webroot...no problems.
This is an interesting thought. You could let the Avira community vote on this proposal on our feedback portal
I'll submit later.
I have a Kindle HDX 7 with Eset and MBAM. No problems.
Would appreciate advice on whether or not install a/v software on my Android tablet
1. I only use my tablet at home
2. it is protected with a pin
3. I have around 6-7 wellknown apps installed (like Aqua Mail, K-9, Chrome, Dolphin, Total Commander) all from Google Play
(installed with default settings)
4. don't do Internet banking from my tablet
- I wonder whether I need additional software
- likely it will slow down my tablet(?)
- should I use Emsisoft or MBAM ?
(are these also checking which priviliges are okay and which ones should be disabled, such as like Advanced Permission Manager,
or XPrivacy Installer, or Permission Manager)
Thanks in advance !
If you don't install apps from untrusted sources and conduct safe computing, you don't need it. Just be careful which apps you install.
All that I have installed and source is Google Play:
Roboform for Android,
Guess and hope there is nothing to worry about then..?
Moonreader and Adobe Acrobat are 'double' but sometimes things don't work with either one.
Same goes for Aqua Mail and K-9, I'll remove K-9 shortly.
Nexus 6p w/ Android N stable
Galaxy S7 Edge with lockscreen, nothing more.
Google Pixel XL
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