What is your Android security setup these days?

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

  1. Overkill

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

    Added and removed a few things...

    360 Security
    Malwarebytes
    NoRoot Firewall
    AdBlock Plus
    AppBrain Ad Detector
    Clean Master
    SD Maid
    Startup Manager
    Greenify
    Dolphin Zero
    AppLock
    Juice Defender
    Battery Doctor
    ES File Explorer and Task Manager
    G Cloud


    Samsung Galaxy Exhibit
     
  2. jmonge

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

    added Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium 2.00 Beta:thumb:
     
  3. ExtremeGamerBR

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

    What is your security setup these days for Android?

    ;)
     
  4. roger_m

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

    Adware and trojans are of course not the same. Usually adware is not harmful. Of course there are occasional exceptions to this, but I wonder how many devices you have encountered with actual trojans rather than harmless (but annoying) adware.

    Personally my Android devices stay malware free, even when downloading from the various 3rd party app stores I have installed, or when installing a downloaded apk.
     
  5. Sampei Nihira

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

    There are also trojans:

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    I deleted the details so as not to violate anything.
     
  6. jdd58

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

    I've noticed some people are using Dolphin Zero. I tried it and it seems good but What do you guys think about the privacy issue with it possibly phoning home?

    -http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=48564902

    -http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1319529&page=47

    Now I'm trying Naked Browser. It's small, fast, has the ability to turn off javascript, ad blocking, and can be configured to operate like Dolphin Zero. It also has the fewest permissions of any browser I've found so far.
     
  7. atomomega

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

    No no, this is good advice! Head over to XDA forums and elighten yourself a bit. Most android malware is just adware that must install itself as system administrator to actually DO something. This can easily be blocked by flashing an adblock list or by READING app permissions before installing.
    +1 Naked Browser is the lightest and fastest android browser, hands-down.
    This is totally true, almost any free app comes with some sort of adware, but that's the way devs make some revenue for their hard work. Some are transparent, some are shady, but then again, it's up to one to decide whether to keep the app or not.
     
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    The question is is that really a trojan, or just classified as a trojan by the AV?
     
  9. Sampei Nihira

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    -http://blog.csdn.net/androidsecurity/article/details/18816557-
     
  10. Noob

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    Only running Avast!
     
  11. mattdocs12345

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

    Damn. Im glad im running iOS. I might be switching to Android in near future...
     
  12. guest

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    Ah, okay. So it's a file stealer and device hijacker. That's valid enough for me. Thanks.
     
  13. jmonge

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

    ExtremeGamerBR I just saw that I posted in the wrong place:D
     
  14. J_L

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    Where did they get the trojan? The translated article doesn't seem to show.
     
  15. Noob

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

    IMHO i feel Android is just as secure as iOS. The only reason you see lots of people running AV's is because . . . well we are Wilders members. :D
     
  16. Overkill

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    Which app is better between Qihoo 360 Mobile Safe & 360 Security?
     
  17. roger_m

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    360 Mobile Safe has more options, but does not offer any better detection.
     
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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    I do not know.;)
     
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    Running Ikarus Free here...I have no clue about security Softwares for mobile phones:D
     
  21. Overkill

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    I am also new to Android...I have tried a few and so far my favs are 360 Security, CM Security (currently running) and MBAM Mobile (also running) :)
     
  22. Overkill

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    Here's a list of my current Security and Maintenance Apps
    CM Security
    Malwarebytes
    NoRoot Firewall
    AppLock
    AdBlock Plus
    AppBrain Ad Detector
    Clean Master
    Startup Manager
    Smart Cleaner
    History Eraser
    All-In-One Toolbox
    Battery Doctor
    ES File Explorer and Task Manager
    G Cloud
    App Backup & Restore

    I will also mention a few other apps I really like which are Opera Classic, Dragon Mobile Assistant, Yahoo Weather, MX Player & Winamp.
     
  23. Nightwalker

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    Is it really necessary to use antivirus in Android? Besides an anti theft, if you are not a pirate you really dont need any active guard.
     
  24. Sampei Nihira

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