What is your Android security setup these days?

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

  1. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    I can pay for apps from Google Play with my phone - they get added to the next bill.
     
  2. Noob

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    Maybe because you are from the US?
    I used Google Checkout for over a year with no problems at all, suddenly one day i receive an email that i have to verify my Google Wallet (I guess they changed it) account and i had to fax or email them scans of my Government ID, Bank Statement. Dafuq? :cautious:
     
  3. roger_m

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    No, I live in Australia. A few months back when I did not have enough money in my bank account to pay for a purchase with my debit card, I was given the option to have the cost added to my phone bill.
     
  4. Noob

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    I wish i could do that, i'd have no problem paying through my phone bill.
     
  5. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

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    No Root
    Norton Connect Safe

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    Boat Browser mini (ESET antiphishing ON + Norton DNS)

    ESET Mobile Security Premium (real time OFF/ON).
    Clean Master (KingSoft) (Real time off)
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  6. chabbo

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    LG G2
    protection

    Emsisoft Mobile Security (trial) to begin with
     
  7. ReverseGear

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    Wow some of you have really loaded your phones with so much security apps ~ Snipped as per TOS ~ you people use your phones for ?!

    I only have bitdefender free , no local database , super fast scans , also tells me if an app has adware
    Do all av's tell that an app has aggresive adware ? eset and bitdefender do in my experience
     
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  8. argus tuft

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    adaway and xprivacy
     
  9. Smiggy

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    Paranoia v1 & Overkill v2
    Both 100% free and widely available for Android!

    :rolleyes:
     
  10. constantine76

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    Has anyone used Mobiwal NoRoot Firewall..?

    xttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netspark.firewall

    xttp://www.mobiwol.com/

    I am checking this out or an old andropid with ver4.0. (ICS).

    My other android uses one from GreyShirts NoRoot Firewall and it's okay complementing AVG at the moment.

    My current security setup is:

    Xperia J -ICS android
    1.AVG Pro
    2.Clean Master

    Xperia T- Jellybean 2
    1.AVG Pro
    2.GreyShirts NoRoot Firewall
    3.Clean Master
     

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  11. Noob

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    Not me, i only run Avast! Mobile Security.
     
  12. SouthPark

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    Still using TrustGo, no root, and "safe hex" on my Android 4.1 tablet, with no problems so far.
     
  13. FreddyFreeloader

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    Giving McAfee a go. Pleasant discovery is it does a boot scan, and will notify if the wifi connection is not secure. Interface has nice set of controls. Free!
     
  14. Noob

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    Boot scan in an Android device?
    Never heard of that. Hahahaha
     
  15. stapp

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  16. hawki

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    "Most sophisticated Android malware yet has already infected millions"

    "Despite its advanced features though, it would appear that 360 Mobile Security has a free tool to detect and remove it."

    http://bgr.com/2014/04/04/oldboot-android-malware-description/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed: TheBoyGeniusReport (BGR | Boy Genius Report)

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qihoo.security&hl=en

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  17. Banzi

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    Lol lot of paranoia in this thread, Android doesn't need security software as long as you don't download dodgy apps & apk files, only thing I have on there is AdAway to block ads :)
     
  18. FreddyFreeloader

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    Did you see the Virus Shield app that was on Google Play Store for 10 days and milked over 10,000 people out of their money before Android Police found it and notified Google?
     
  19. Banzi

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    Yeah I did see that but if folk had checked the reviews for it in Play store then it was obvious it was a scam app, don't get me wrong Google do need to tighten up the store a bit especially for copycat apps.
    Remember the companies that are saying Android is under massive malware attack then want you to buy their AV apps:shifty:
     
  20. FreddyFreeloader

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    Virus Shield got a 4.7 out of 5 rating from users on Google Play Store before Google removed it.
     
  21. daman1

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  22. TheKid7

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    ESET Mobile Security Free
    Malwarebytes AntiMalware Free
    Adblock Plus
     
  23. Banzi

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    Most of those ratings were from the dev & his spammer friends, you see it on a few apps in the store, when they start to get bad ratings then suddenly they got a lot of one word good ratings.

    I always check the reviews by selecting newest first & then working my way down them
     
  24. Overkill

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    How do these 2 get along? Not that it's a good practice, but does it effect android like in windows to run 2 or more av's?
     
  25. Noob

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    And then there are people that get them for its anti theft features, like me. :D
     
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