Paranoid for Android

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About this app

Paranoid for Android analyzes all the apps installed on your device to identify apps which could be spying on you. It does this by analyzing the combination of permissions granted to each app.

For example, an app which can determine your exact location is fine: an app that can determine your location and report it back to someone else using SMS or the internet is more risky. A well-known messaging app which also tracks your location and your phone calls for no valid reason is definitely questionable, as many people have only just discovered.

This is a free app: if you like it or find it useful, please consider buying me a coffee (in app purchase) to encourage future development.
Updated on
Jan 26, 2020

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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Ratings and reviews

612 reviews
A Google user
November 14, 2018
This is a handy tool to have on your phone. It keeps you from having to go through each and every app to check permissions and then decide whether the app actually needs all permissions requested. Sometimes I would not think an app needed a permission that come to find out it had good reason for it. Just simplifies by analyzing those things for you then makes a recommendation based on what it finds.It doesnt remove anything or turn off any permissions. This just gives you the info you need to make that final decision of whether or not to delete the app yourself. Saves me TONS of time from investigating. Thanx developers! A+ to you!
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Erin Schoonover
December 16, 2020
Pretty good! Got it for the interpretation of complex android permissions and it didn't disappoint! I _was_ looking for a permission the author hadn't thought of - clipboard access - but I was still quite pleased. This is much easier to use than the built in permissions explorer. For each permission it covers, you can see an explanations for it, which is super useful since some of these map to things one wouldn't expect. I like this concept a lot, and hope it catches on 😊
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A Google user
October 2, 2018
The interface is not the prettiest but it does the job and easily let's you see which apps have permission to access your camera, location, etc. Then just tap the app and it takes you into the settings so you can remove permissions. Great for someone who has way too much installed on my phone.
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What's new

  • Additional privacy risk added.

  • Improvements to help information.

  • Some fixes for permissions on later Android versions.

  • Prettier icon:-)