The Fixes section covers problems ranging the familiar--the dreaded Blue Screen of Death--to the ambitious--how to remotely help a friend. Handy Tools covers useful programs such as Malwarebytes, built-in tools such as MSconfig, and even the Firefox and Internet Explorer Web browsers. A Tips section offers advice to make using a computer much more enjoyable, ranging from quick-key combinations to obscure-but-handy run commands.
If you have any suggestions or would like me to add any solutions to the list of problems, send me an email or leave a comment. If I fixed your problem, let me know! I enjoy hearing from my users and I welcome any feedback. Twitter: @jp2014
Some examples of the fixes provided include: windows not starting, slow computer, virus, printers, no sound, and many more!
I reserve the right to anonymously track and report a user's activity inside of computer troubleshooter. This data is used only to make the app better.
Thank you for using my android app!
Belarc's Security Advisor does this by automatically checking your Android tablet or phone for over 350 security vulnerabilities in both the operating system and installed apps, and gives you the result in seconds as to which ones are vulnerable and need to be updated. The Security Advisor also works with all other security apps such as anti-virus and anti-malware apps.
For more information see http://m.belarc.com/sa.html
Core, essential protection is absolutely free, just as it was in Kaspersky Mobile Security Lite – but now it has even more security features:
• Kaspersky Lab’s latest protection technologies against viruses, spyware, Trojans and more
• An Antivirus Scanner - runs an on-demand malware scan of your device
• Advanced Anti-Theft Protection – Lock&Locate, Wipe, Full wipe, Mugshot.
• A new ‘Alarm’ feature has been introduced – you can remotely sound the alarm, helping you to find your device if it is somewhere nearby. The alarm works even in ‘silent’ mode.
• Anti-Theft Web Management Portal. Using a personal online account you can manage all the anti-theft options from a single point.
• Call&Text Filter for smartphones – protects you from unwanted calls and text messages
If you want to try premium features you can activate a 30-day trial
or simply make an in-app purchase. Premium mode offers:
• Real-Time Protection – ensures that your device is always protected. No matter what you download or install, our powerful AV engine detects and neutralizes mobile malware
• Cloud-enabled protection – reacts fast to new and emerging threats
• Web Protection – protects you from malicious and phishing websites
• Text Anti-Phishing – automatically detects malicious and phishing links in incoming text messages
• Privacy Protection – allows you to hide confidential information from prying eyes
Kaspersky Internet Security for Android protects your smartphones and tablets against theft, loss, viruses and real-time Internet threats – all without impacting the performance of your devices.
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( ★ Please note that this is not an regular anti-virus / anti-malware application that allow bulk scanning of file or data in sd-card. This application is designed specially to facilitate analysis of application behaviors. If you are looking for a simple, one click, non-technical anti-virus solution this probably will not suite your need. )
★ Anubis: Binary Analyzer - Supports behavioral analysis of Windows executable, Android APK, or URL based resources
★ Comodo Instant Malware Analysis - Supports behavioral analysis of Windows executable
Online Virus Scanners
★ NoVirusThanks - Supports scanning any type of file for viruses using 14 different virus scanners.
★ URLVoid - Supports scanning URLs for detection of possible dangerous websites using 30 different scanning engines
Suggestions / Feedback
We would be grateful if you could leave a review, but unfortunately we cannot reply you in Google Play yet.
Hence, if you have any suggestions, feature requests or bug reports that your would like to discuss with Amexter, please report them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support...
★ Supports uploading installed Android applications directly to Anubis and NoVirusThanks.
★ Allow maintaining list of pending submissions.
★ Ability of viewing reports in supported multiple formats, including PDF, XML, and HTML.
★ Configurable notifications once analysis report is available.
Following permissions are required for the operation of Malware Analyzer.
INTERNET - Required to access external services, upload submitted files and retrieve reports.
ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE - Used to fetch updates related to pending updates only when a network connection is available (used to optimize and reduce the usage of network and battery).
BATTERY_STATS - Used to optimize and reduce the usage of resources when battery is low.
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - Used to download and store reports.
This malware detector is designed to find and clean your device. It works as malware detector and removal so it’s full malware protection for android. It brings you enhanced protection against anyone who wants to monitor your text messages, track calls or Internet communications or abuse your private data. Application has regularly updated database of malware applications and our team is busy looking for a new vulnerabilities. It means it protects you from all new treats. Our malware cleaner is designed to fit all your needs as malware protection for android phones and tablets.
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Malware includes computer viruses, ransomware, worms, trojan horses, rootkits, keyloggers, dialers, spyware rogue security software and other malicious programs.
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• Use SMS text to remotely lock your lost or stolen phone
• Scan and remove apps and updates that have the potential to harm or slow down your device
• Scan SD cards for threats
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The Premium version of Norton Mobile Security offers more protection from theft, malware, viruses, potential privacy risks, and mobile spam. Remotely lock and erase your stolen device if necessary, to ensure your private information stays that way. Back up your important contacts and easily restore them across your devices.
Upgrade to the premium version of Norton Mobile Security for $29.99 for a 1-year subscription:
• App scanning powered by NortonTM Mobile Insight, checks apps for malware, greyware, and helps protect against privacy risks such as exporting contacts, calendar, call logs etc.
• Find your lost phone or tablet on a map with remote locate
• Uses the built-in webcam to take a photo of anyone using your device once you list it lost or stolen (webcam-enabled devices only)
• Trigger a "scream" alarm to quickly find your missing device
• Send a customized message to anyone who finds your missing device
• Lock your stolen device remotely to prevent data theft
• Remotely wipe information from your device to protect your privacy
• Prevent fraudulent (phishing) websites from accessing your personal information
• Ability to instantly lock phone if the SIM card is removed
• Sync contacts and easily restore or share them across your devices
• Block unwanted calls and SMS text messages (phones only)
• Protect multiple Android phones and tablets
•Control security for all your devices through one website
* Scream Alarm feature not available in Germany
SUPPORT FORUM > NORTON MOBILE SECURITY
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For a detailed list of features, please visit: https://MobileSecurity.Norton.com/
Hackers can steal your personal data and disrupt the operation of your phone. Install a mobile security app with anti-virus and malware protection to identify security exploits and malicious activity.
FINDING YOUR LOST OR STOLEN PHONE
Phone tracking apps can locate and track the movement of your device, remotely lock it, and provide additional security controls via web based management. Also known as phone trackers, phone locators, phone GPS or “find my phone” apps, these solutions are essential when it comes to mobile phone security.
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Backup (with schedule option) to our online secure servers(Cloud backup), or SD card, your Applications, Photos, Music, Videos, Contacts, Call log, Browser Bookmarks, SMS (text messages), MMS (message attachments), Calendar, System Settings, Home Screens (including shortcut positions), Alarms, Dictionary, Music Playlists, APNs, and more...
Restore your backups on your existing or new phone.
Migrate feature allows you to move system data, apps, music, photos, videos, and more directly from one Device to another.
View your data and application backups online, by logging into the Web Viewer at www.RerWare.com
MyBackup Pro will work on all Android mobile devices!
Find out why over 3 million people have chosen MyBackup as their secure source for a Backup Solution.
MyBackup Pro will work on all Android mobile devices, regardless if they have root access or not.
Users who have a rooted phone: You can backup apk+data as well as market links!
NOTE: Data/setting of applications can only be supported if you have a rooted phone, or if the application integrates with us.
- Migrate information directly between 2 devices
- Backup and Restore to/from your SD card
- Cloud backup to our online secure servers
- Restore to existing or new phone (Migration)
- View the backup in detail without having to restore
- All Android devices supported!
- Available in over 10 languages
- Easiest backup to use on Android
- BETA: Trigger a backup to begin on your device from our website www.rerware.com
- And much more...
Backup and Restore items supported:
- Call log
- Text messages (SMS)
- Message attachments (MMS)
- Browser Bookmarks
- Home Screen Shortcuts and Wallpaper
- System Settings
- Calendar events
- Music Playlists
- APN settings
- And much more...
__ ROOT ONLY PHONE FEATURES BELOW __
MyBackup Pro now comes with all MyToolbox features for Free.
This application will allow Root users to multi-select applications and perform the following functions with 0-click batch operations!
- Freeze bloatware, system apps
- UnFreeze frozen applications
- Wipe Cache of applications
- Wipe Data of applications
- Uninstall applications
- Break the Android Market Link to Apps
- Link Apps to the Android Market
- Force Close applications
• Voted #1 TOP ROOT APP on Twitter.
• New DEMO VIDEO: http://youtube.com/watch?v=YU33zabluSY&hd=1
• No icon! Requires the Titanium Backup (free) app (see "More" section below). This key will turn it into PRO.
• The same key can be used on several devices!
• For download issues & support: read below.
PRO Features Added:
[✔] Multiple backups per app
[✔] 0-click batch restore
[✔] Backup/restore SMS,MMS,calls,bookmarks,Wi-Fi AP as XML
[✔] Multi-user support for some apps! (eg: games)
[✔] Batch verification
[✔] Backup apps without closing them!
[✔] Create your own update.zip containing apps+data!
[✔] Restore individual apps+data from non-root ADB backups!
[✔] Restore individual apps+data from CWM backups!
[✔] Restore individual apps+data from TWRP backups!
[✔] Hypershell speed
[✔] Migrate system data across different ROMs
[✔] Market Doctor (relink apps to Market)
[✔] "Destroy all Market links" feature
[✔] Apps freezer (incl. batch support)
[✔] Market "auto updating" manager
[✔] Convert user apps <=> system apps
[✔] Unlimited schedules
[✔] Sync to/from Dropbox (manual/scheduled)
[✔] Sync to/from Box (manual/scheduled)
[✔] Sync to/from Google Drive (manual/scheduled)
[✔] TB Web Server: download/upload your backups as a single ZIP on your computer
[✔] Load/Save a Filter and use it in Widgets/Schedules
[✔] Change the device's Android ID, restore it from a backup or after a factory reset
[✔] Protect backup against deletion
[✔] Send backup (to e-mail/cloud) and import it in 1 click
[✔] Backup→Verify→Un-install an app in one shot
[✔] Freeze/defrost/launch apps in a single click
[✔] CSV export any app DB (e-mail or Google Docs)
[✔] Brand the app with your name
[✔] Bloatware Melter (experimental)
[✔] Convert app data to/from faster WAL DB format
[✔] And more!
[✔] Dalvik cache cleaner
[✔] Integrate system app updates into ROM
[✔] Move apps into ROM
[✔] Integrate Dalvik cache system elements into ROM
What the Press says:
"The Most Essential App For Android" - Tech'n'Life
"NONE can compare with this one" - Android Market Review
"The Best Backup App for Android" - Lifehacker
"The hands down best Backup on the market" - Absolutely Android
"It is a must-have backup app" - Droid Ninja
Support & Upgrades:
• All upgrades are FREE.
• If Market won't download your PRO key: although credit card authorization *usually* occurs instantly, in rare cases it may need up to a few hours to complete. Try the Web version of Play Store. If problem persists, login at checkout.google.com to cancel your order & try again.
• If your PRO key doesn't work (eg: installed before the purchase completed) please un-install it and then reinstall it from the Web version of Play Store.
• We aren't responsible for any currency conversion fees charged by credit card issuers.
• For support please see the Knowledge Base at http://titaniumtrack.com/kb and then e-mail us at the address below.
Here's the older TB Pro demo video:
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Features available only in Zoner Mobile Security:
* Ads detection
* Backup & Restore - SMS and Call logs (NOT Android 4.4 Kitkat and newer)
* Theft Protection (find and control your missing device)
* Installed app protection
* On-access and on-demand scan
* Phone filtering (block calls and messages)
* Parental lock for calls
* Permission viewer
* Task Manager
* Automatic and manual database updates
* Home screen widget
* Secure messages
Zoner AntiVirus® Free is a modern security and anti-virus solution for your device. It provides protection against viruses, dialers, trojans, worms, spyware, adware and other malware as well as phone call and message protection. This product has been developed in Europe where many good AV products like AVG, Avast, ESET, Avira or Kaspersky come from.
You can test the antivirus using applications containing the EICAR test file:
Zoner AntiVirus Test
or EICAR Anti-virus Test
or Antivirus TESTVIRUS
Ads detection provides you with notifications about installed apps that include ads. You can get rid of Airpush or Leadbolt push notifications easily.
Backup SMS and Call logs and move them between your devices, upload to Google Drive, Dropbox, Gmail, etc.
Theft Protection enables you to remotely control and locate your device via SMS messages. If you have lost it somewhere you can get a location or sound an alarm for people to notice it. If it has been stolen you will be notified when SIM is changed.
App protection checks all newly installed applications for malware. You can scan any old installed applications from the menu.
On-access protection scans any downloaded files and optionally the whole SD Card when plugged in.
Phone filtering provides blocking of unwanted SMS/MMS and also protects you from malicious apps that call paid numbers. As a bonus it provides a parental lock for outgoing calls.
Secure messages are encrypted messages that you can send via SMS, email, facebook, twitter, etc.
Zoner AntiVirus uses strong encryption to send selected messages in unreadable form. The recipient can read those messages only when he has the right key (password).
Languages: العربية, Česky, 中文, Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Bahasa Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Magyar, Polski, Português (Brasilia), Pусский, Română (by Cristian Drossu), Slovensky, Tiếng Việt (by Tran Thanh Binh), Türkçe (by Saner Apaydın), Yкраї́нська
Powerful phone and media content backup. FREE online storage with Google Drive, Box.net and Dropbox. Schedule and encryption options. Trusted by over 18 million people.
Due to OS security limitations, Home Screen widgets and live wallpapers are not restored. In order to avoid Sync conflicts, content -such as contacts and calendar, which are managed by sync server are not restored.
Select ‘developer’s web page’ below for full product details.
If upgrading, reboot your phone after installation.
You must be on at least AOKP Milestone 5 (4.0.4) to make a backup. Old versions are unsupported!
YOU CAN NOT RESTORE A BACKUP MADE ON ICS ON JELLYBEAN! This is done on purpose to avoid any possible issues that may arrise.
This application will backup your settings from ROM Control so you can easily restore them in-between wipes or just so you can change settings around and get back to your original setup.
Currently weather/widget settings are NOT backed up. This will be available in a future version.
AOKP Backup is open source: https://github.com/romanbb/AOKP_Backup
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You need a solid security solution for your device? You have a snoopy girlfriend?
For your safety, GotYa! takes a silent snapshot through the front facing camera of the criminal who is attempting to use your device, whenever the screen lock is entered incorrectly. Then, Gotya gets the location of your device, forms a Google maps link, and then send it along with the picture to your email!
Gotya is the best anti-theft solution you need for your device.
Do you want to know who used or stole your device?
Yes, GotYa! is your #1 security choice!
GotYa! will help you find who has stolen your device and you will be able to recover it.
For your protection, this is the cheapest and the best available alternative on the market to phone insurance.
Gotya! can secure in many different situations:
► Want to know who has stolen your device?
* Gotya! takes a screenshot of the criminal who has stolen your device (Lock Cam)
► Want to find where you left your device?
* Map the location of your device and make it sound an alarm – even when it is on silent!
► Want to know if your partner/kid/parent is snooping around your device?
* Gotya! takes a screenshot of the user who has checked your device while you were not there
GotYa! is a standalone program, it will NOT send your data to a 3rd party server like others do, that's better for your privacy.
Gotya Key Features:
[✔] Email Notifications
[✔] Sync between multiple devices (Google Drive)
[✔] Upload pictures to Google Drive
[✔] Be notified when screen turns ON
[✔] Be notified on SIM change
GotYa! can be controlled through simple remote SMS commands:
[✔] Lock/Unlock your device
[✔] Request a location
[✔] Request a call back
[✔] Display a message on screen
[✔] Play a loud alarm (even if muted)
Many customers trust Gotya!
“Flawless app! … Love it!” – Kristin
“Best security app available!” – Daryl
“This app is excellent for protecting your phone if it is stolen” – Brittney
“Nothing better than this app to see who’s trying to get on your phone” – Daniel
“This may turn out to be the BEST expense you will ever make if you lose your phone” – Eric
Moreover, the new "Friendly Mode", if enabled, allows GotYa! to grant access to your device after some failed attempts, while sending the device location in background.
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* The very first App Manager for Android, since 03. March 2009 on the Market.
* ROOT Support
* Languages: English, Japanese, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish
With AppMonster you can easily manage, backup and restore your apps. Enjoy features like batch backup, batch restore, uninstall, install from SD card, share and much more. Simple, fast, easy to use, stable.
Let the AppMonster support you after phone reset or switch to a new phone.
It does not need ROOT, all features like backup, restore and other work without ROOT. But if you have ROOT on your phone or tablet, you get more features.
- Backup protected apps (ROOT)
- Silent 0-click batch restore (ROOT)
- Automatic backup on new app installations, you have always app backups
- Multiple version backup, you can always downgrade any app
- Backup apps to SD card
- Restore apps from SD card
- Backup/restore install-files (.apk) or Market-Links
- Batch restore from SD card or from Market
- Batch delete backups
- Quick uninstalling
- Batch uninstall with 1-Click (ROOT)
- Search in apps and backups
- Sort your apps by install-date, name, size...
- Display apps with Ads (AdMob)
- Display apps can be moved to SD card
- Display apps are protected
- Display apps with background service
- Access to extended options like APP2SD, cache, permissions
- Scan SD card for install-files (.apk-files)
- Share app-links via Facebook, Twitter, mail
- Send backed up apps (.apk-files) by mail, Dropbox or what ever
- You need Android 2.2 (or higher) in order to use App2SD-Feature. App2SD must be also supported by your device.
- Google License Service (LVL) requires an Internet connection.
Since Android 4.4 KitKat on dual-storage devices (internal / external) apps can no longer write files to external SD card. Some apps can, but only files, f.e. pics, but no folders. AppMonster must write folders in order to work. As long Google does not make SD card useful again, the only workaround is to use internal storage to store your backups.
So if you on KitKat & dual-storage device change AppMonster's setting to use internal storage (see "Backup folder").
Thanks a lot to cvxcvx from http://www.cvxcvx.pl for the polish translation
Unlike many so-called free antivirus or security apps charging you fees when use some premium features, AMC Security have confidence in providing features matching their premium or paid features but for TOTALLY FREE.
★Trusted by 5 millions of Android users:
“AMC Security can detect malwares far better than few antivirus softwares!”.
★Recommended by 40+ top Android authorities:
“Quickly scans your Android system for any potentially harmful issues.” by CNET.
[For Cleaner and Safer Device]
● One-Tap Scan
Just with one tap, you can release memory by cleaning tasks, cache, junk files, big files, residual files and privacy records based on your needs.
It scans apps and SD card to protect your device and privacy away from viruses, malware and suspicious apps attacks.
[For Better Performance]
● Task Killer
It speeds up your device with one touch by freeing up more RAM.
● Battery Saver
It tells you about battery info, how much battery power remains, and you can customize your own battery-saving mode.
● Game Speeder
It releases memory to make games run smoothly without lag or game-play disturbance.
● App Manager
You can batch delete obsolete APK files, uninstall apps and move apps to SD card in one shot.
[Keep Privacy Private for Real]
Spyware which is always good at disguising itself is not as rare as you realize. Keep your privacy really private now with AMC Security. It stops spyware from snooping on you.
● Call/SMS Blocker
There are three block modes for you to choose, then you will not be disturbed by the unwanted calls and SMS.
● Privacy Advisor
It will tell you any of your apps that silently record your personal data and give you real-time advice.
● Privacy Locker
Got some private photos, videos or other files that you don’t want others to view? You can simply lock them with a password. All your hidden files are kept safely unless you unlock them.
[Get Back Lost Device and Data]
Turn on the Anti-theft function, and then you can track and alarm the lost phone, even wipe the data remotely on AMC Security's website.
● Cloud Backup
It allows you back up contacts and call logs on your device in AMC Security and restore them from your previous device to a new one when necessary.
AMC Security is always regarded as the best alternative to Avast! Mobile Security, Clean Master, Kaspersky Mobile Security, Lookout Mobile Security or AVG Antivirus etc..
Multiple Devices Supported
Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Galaxy Note, Asus Transformer and most other Android tablets are supported!
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"TrustGo is one of the most robust Android security apps we've seen, and it's completely free." - CNET (4.5 out of 5 stars)
TrustGo protects you from today's most dangerous malware and viruses PLUS apps that can steal your personal privacy, identity and data. In addition, TrustGo offers "Find My Phone" features including remote location, lock, alarm and "Candid Camera" thief ID (via email), system tools and web browsing security...all in one totally Free package.
TrustGo detects and removes all the latest malicious apps and viruses, and is the only security app that protects your privacy and data from High Risk apps that others miss.
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• Security Scanner - On-demand or scheduled scans of your mobile phone or tablet and SD card to find and remove viruses, malware, spyware and trojans PLUS risky apps that can steal your data.
• Secure App Search - Our Secure App Finder Engine (SAFE) lets you search and download apps that you know are safe. TrustGo alerts you before downloading bad and risky apps.
• Secure Web Browsing - Get an instant notification when a site you're browsing is known to be malicious or part of a phishing scheme. Default Android Browser, Google Chrome and Dolphin Browser are supported.
• System Manager - Monitor and manage your phone’s data usage, battery consumption and memory usage.
• Privacy Guard - Easily identify apps that might be hurting your privacy with a smart dashboard showing all the permissions apps are using.
• Data Backup - Store, backup and restore your phone’s data securely in the cloud. Supports multiple mobile devices so your family's information is always safe.
• Device Protection - Remotely locate your phone (Find My Phone), lock it, set off an alarm, or securely wipe your data and personal information if your phone is lost or stolen.
• Candid Camera Thief ID - Lock your phone with TrustGo, and anyone who puts in the wrong password 3 times will have their picture taken through the front-facing camera! We'll email you the photo!
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TrustGo's FREE app offers more features than Lookout, AVG, NQ, Norton, Avast, Kaspersky and other antivirus apps. Try them all and see how TrustGo finds what others miss!
It lists the files in /system and /system/bin. It will tell you if /system/bin/profile exists.
It now also searches for apps with names matching reported infected app names. I did read that Google pulled the plug on those apps, so you may not even need this, but it can't hurt to try. It's free.
It's crude, and will only "patch" an uninfected rooted phone by placing an empty file named "profile" into /system/bin which according to the people at AndroidPolice.com and forum.xda-developers.com is the simplest way to block the DroidDream trojan from working.
I have very little knowledge of this malware, I'm just going by what was said on these two websites. I haven't tested the program to see if it really blocks the malware on a rooted phone, so if you try it, and find that it works, please let me know!
This app can still help you even if your phone is not rooted.
If /system/bin/profile exists, it will will say "/system/bin/profile exists!". If you have run no other patch, and this is the first time you have run this app, the "profile" file may be from DroidDream, in which case you may want to start shopping around for software that can detect and remove DroidDream.
If /system/bin/profile does not exist, it will try to create it, and since your phone isn't rooted, it will say "/system/bin/profile can not be created!" I can't assure you that you are uninfected, but I believe this would be one indicator that you're safe for now. (Please correct me if I'm wrong!)
I'm sure within a day or two there will be plenty of patches for this problem, but until then, hopefully this little app will give you the info you need.
I'm not an expert on this malware/trojan horse. I read up on it, took what I learned and wrote an app to see if the file existed.
I figured I'd post it so others can use it to figure out where they stand as well.
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Mobile security software is typically bloated with location features (Remote Lock, Locate on a Map, etc.). These features can already be found in your Android Device Manager—why duplicate them? Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile preserves your device’s performance by adding only the necessary security features. And you can update its database over a WiFi network to reduce your data usage.
• Scans applications and files for malware and spyware
• Scans automatically when files or apps are accessed (real-time) or only when activated manually (on-demand)
• Scans native memory and SD card
• Schedules automatic scans
• Detects Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
• Updates the protection database automatically
• Updates over a WiFi network if preferable
• Identifies every application’s access privileges in detail
• Breaks down access privileges by category: Contacts, Identity Information, Simple Message Service (SMS), and Security Settings
• Identifies security vulnerabilities on your device, suggests remediation
• Links seamlessly to Android Device Manager’s device location features so the device can be located, locked, or reset if it is lost or stolen
• Identifies which applications are currently running
• Identifies installed applications
• Enables custom whitelisting of approved apps
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Updated on March 4, 2014
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