What is your Mobile security setup these days?

Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by Umbra, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

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    Ashampoo Droid Optimizer has this feature to block auto start of apps. the trouble is that if those apps were needed - they are started whether you like it or not. to disable by default you have to use settings -> apps -> disable or uninstall. nevertheless i have around 45/50 apps running and most of them are system apps (os.app), 8gig of 16 in memory. its ok. but i need a smart card with more memory now ^^
     
  2. Umbra

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    Romtool Box to freeze/remove built-in apps.
     
  3. Osaban

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    Avira Antivirus Security free on my Samsung Galaxy S9+
     
  4. Tony

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    ESET premium version and AdGuard on my Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.
    And the same on my Huawei M3 tablet.
     
  5. paulderdash

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    Sophos Mobile Security and AdGuard on my Xiaomi Mi A1.
     
  6. LoneWolf

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    Eset Premium
    AdGuard + Firewall
    LastPass
    Freedome VPN when needed
     
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  7. longshots

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    My needs are probably very different to many of the others here so my security setup is the same as it has been for nearly 7 years. I [still] use my BlackBerry Bold 9900, and I don't have a need for an AV or a VPN because it's never been online.
     
  8. LoneWolf

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    Eset Premium
    AdGuard + Firewall
    LastPass
    Express VPN when needed
     
  9. LoneWolf

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    Kaspersky
    AdGuard + Firewall
    LastPass
    Express VPN when needed

    Just can't seem to make up my mind.
     
  10. Trooper

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    Question.

    What is AdGuard + Firewall? Does AdGuard have a firewall I don't know about?
     
  11. LoneWolf

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    AdGuard for Android has had a firewall sense 2015.
     
  12. Trooper

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    Say wha?
     
  13. Umbra

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    yes it has one, you can block apps access to wifi and mobile networks, it is under "Apps management" and it has firewall notifications.

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  14. Trooper

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    Thanks brother. Big time senior moment for me last night. :confused:
     
  15. zapjb

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    New to me Motorola Nexus 6 64GB rooted on Oreo 8.1.

    NetGuard through F-Droid for Firewall/Adblocker.
    Dr. Web Light for Anti-Virus.
     
  16. LoneWolf

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    Kaspersky
    AdGuard + Firewall
    LastPass

    Torn between these two VPN's
    Express VPN
    IVPN
     
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  17. imdb

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    you can't go wrong with either one.
     
  18. gery

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    eset premium in a samsung note 8.. it is light and superb without the stupid cleaners and all sorts of idiotic stuff
     
  19. Baynicle

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    Eset + NordVPN in Samsung Galaxy S9+.
     
  20. Rasheed187

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    Guys, what is the best way to secure a smartphone when using free WIFI? Is VPN enough and which one do you recommend?
     
  21. LoneWolf

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    Personally I use Kaspersky Cloud Security/Kaspersky Antivirus with IVPN as well as AdGuard
    I have Express VPN as a back up.
    I would recommend a decent top tier Anti virus along with a trusted VPN with some sort of ad blocker,especially if you are on any sort of public not trusted wifi.
     
  22. Yuki2718

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    Tho "enough" depends, if you're saying about free wi-fi specific threats the answer will be "yes", but only when you do it securely.

    Use either OpenVPN or IKEv2 protocol, and avoid PPTP and L2TP with known pre-shared key. OpenVPN is generally more secure but IKEv2 is also acceptable. Android's "OpenVPN Connect" app works perfectly, you firstly generate, download, & install a config file in secure network and then connect to your VPN by it. If yours is iOS, official OpenVPN app didn't auto-connect once disruppted when I last used it. Some VPN providers have their own app, others have instructions to use IKEv2 on iOS.

    You can make your own home VPN if your router support it, but if not my personal recommendation are AirVPN & Mullvad as both are secure, fast, & reliable. They're top-notch for those seeking privacy, but considering your purpose there'll be more option. I recommend you to make some online search and also use free trial for some services to see if you like it.
     
  23. mekelek

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    Kaspersky AV + IntelliAV + AdGuard DNS + NordVPN
     
  24. Minimalist

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    Nothing on iPhone, on tablet Freedome VPN which includes scanning of installed apps.
     
  25. Trooper

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    Adguard on my Pixel 2 XL, that's it.
     
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