Android Security

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SW5906, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. SW5906

    SW5906 Member
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    Do y'all have a security app installed on your phones? If so, which one? Being new to Android, I was wanting to get some insider's opinions on which are the most effective.

    I'm currently using NetQin Mobile Security Pro. Any thoughts on this app? (I chose this one because it was free and had good reviews in the market.)

    I know AVG's reputation for being a quality free security program in the computer market. Is their mobile security app as highly regarded? (Had I seen this before I had already installed NetQin, I more than likely would have chosen this one.)


    Also, I'm looking for an internet firewall that doesn't require a root. All of the firewalls I've found either require root or are only for blocking calls and SMS/MMS.
     

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  2. flu13

    flu13 Well-Known Member
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    I've been using Lookout. I don't know if it's that great, as I've never really had any problem that I'd need security software for (at least that I know of).
     
  3. Enraged21

    Enraged21 Well-Known Member
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    I found them to drain battery. Theres like a 99% chance you wont catch a virus anyway. So i see no point in having one.
     
  4. siraticom

    siraticom New Member
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    All these heavy software that promises to "Security" - I never relaxed what they really do.
    For me, the base should be simple firewalls

    There is something free, new and nice tool named mobiwol enabling it without rooting the device.

    Mobiwol Personal Firewall - Protecting What's Personal
     
  5. tube517

    tube517 Well-Known Member
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    I use Avast on my tablet. Nothing on my phone. Avast does a quick check when an app is downloaded. Other than that, it doesn't affect anything and no battery drain.
     

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