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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by bharat bhatnagar, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. bharat bhatnagar

    Thread Starter

    Both Clean Master and Security Master offer real-time virus
    protection. I want to install both these apps on my mobile. But, I am
    concerned that the simultaneous running of 2 antivirus engines may
    lead to conflicts or problems of any other kind. It is a well-known
    fact that PC users are advised not to install 2 antivirus programs on
    their machines.

    I need your advice. Can both Clean Master and Security Master run
    simultaneously without causing any problems to the mobile system?.
    Also, will the 2 antivirus engines interfere with each other's

    I would be obliged if you could send the reply as soon as possible. I
    am dying to install and start using such wonderful apps on my mobile.

  2. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User

    Having been aware of issues with CleanMaster and other applications by the same company, i no longer allow them on any device i use.
  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
    VIP Member

    I've never heard of Security Master, but would never install anything from Cheetah Mobile on my phone. They are essentially a data-mining company, selling their users' information to advertisers (i.e. spammers). That's where their revenue comes from. A security app has access to everything on your device, so while I don't allow anything from CM on my devices a security app from them is the last thing I'd install.

    To be honest, unless you are going around downloading from dodgy websites you are unlikely to need either. There are no viruses for Android (a "virus" is a self-propagating malware), just trojans (malware that hides inside an app you innocently install), so if you are sensible in what you install and where from the risk is extremely low. But if you feel the need for such reassurance I'd stick to companies with an established reputation (MalwareBytes, Avast or one of those) rather than some outfit like that.
  4. bharat bhatnagar

    Thread Starter

    Thank you so much for the information. Much appreciated.
  5. bharat bhatnagar

    Thread Starter

    Thank you so much.
  6. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
    VIP Member

    I haven't been redirected in awhile. I think Google fixed that Webpage wise anyway.

    What's the Security app about?
  7. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    If you install apps from Playstore and have your apps regularly updated, you are probably safe. An antivirus app would only consumes more battery and cpu resource.
    Jfalls63 likes this.
  8. ThePhizzle

    ThePhizzle Well-Known Member

    Said to be snake oil apk.
    Warning may steal users private data for profitable gain.
  9. Stevenapp22

    Stevenapp22 Lurker

    Better to use 1 antivirus application only. It is true that if we use 2 applications simultaneously it can be a conflict, my suggestion is to use a clean master that has been proven and has a lot of members. Thanks
  10. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User

    A lot of members have found that CleanMaster should NOT be used on a device.

    I found it extremely misleading in what it claimed to do, and found that performance and stability imcreased after i stopped using it.
    ThePhizzle, Unforgiven and tommo47 like this.

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