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  1. EvoVAlpha

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    For ten minutes at least. Ten long minutes. Thankfully I didn't panic or have that feeling of dread, but I was still unhappy and anxious. It was at the supermarket and I kept going back and fourth to my car and the areas I was at in the store. Nothing of course.

    Now in my head someone already had and walked off with it. Though I would rather have it destroyed, the never knowing part is what did me in. So I thought about the eraser app I have installed, which is okay but again, not guaranteed. Now because I keep my tech pretty tight, I wouldn't have lost that much and or had my whole life revealed. But whether it's a little or lot, I don't want any of that out in the wild.

    Anyway with all that said, something I can imagine y'all being able to relate to, are there any good \ reliable security \ eraser apps out there that are either paid or free? I remember asking last year but hoping something changed for the better, as there wasn't a whole host of options, surprising as that is.

    Thanks in advance!
     

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    I can only imagine the feeling! I haven't lost my device yet, but my wife has for a short period of time :(


    I just rely on a password/pattern/fingerprint lockscreen and Android Device Manager.
    ADM can remotely wipe, ring, or locate the lost device.

    I've heard others recommend Cerebus, but I've not used it ;)
     
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    @Mikestony - Well there's nothing like when you can describe that feeling as a short period, implying your wife did indeed find it to a great sigh of relief! Anyway I vaguely remember hearing a Cerebus as well as ADM, so will have to dig in deeper to be sure.

    @svim - Cool, checking out your suggestions, some already mentioned, as soon as I'm done here... The open source one especially appeals to me... Thanks guys!
     
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    Interesting. Long time Cerberus user, and so far happy with it. But the part where Prey for Windows apparently exists piqued my interest.
     
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    Prey works out nicely for me as it can be a central source -- I can log into my Prey account on any browser to remote monitor not just my smartphone but also my laptop. They allow up to three devices for free.
     

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