The app has a decent set of features including anti-theft, remote wipe, call blocking, safe browsing, backup of personal data, app lock, wi-fi security, and privacy advisor. It is possible to manage the device from the G Data ActionCenter after connecting the device to it. Sophos Mobile Security for Android Sophos Mobile Security Sophos Mobile Security is a robust yet lightweight app that protects your Android devices without compromising performance or battery life. However, it could not be enabled either in the app version downloaded from the Play Store 8. Trigger signal tone Rings an alarm on the device. A list of registered devices can be viewed, and the current selected device can be located on Google Maps. Additional features not tested include privacy protection and anti-phishing protection for texts.
Anti-Theft Details Commands App Locate Displays location on Google Maps map. The Locate command enables the tracking of the device in the web interface and sends its current location to the phone that triggered the command if specified in the settings. The excellent usability score resulted from not negatively affecting battery life, dragging down device performance, or generating too much traffic. During the feature tests, some bugs and issues were detected in both the app itself and the web interface. Unfortunately, because of a bug it fell just short of the minimum malware protection level for certification. Finally, the device can only be unlocked using the web interface after 3 failed attempts.
Since August 2017, it has been available on all Android devices with Google Play Services 11 or later, and is preinstalled on devices with Android 8. Kaspersky Lab promptly fixed this issue. Updates and scans are performed automatically, but can be scheduled to run daily, weekly or monthly. The latest products were taken from major app stores like Google Play at the time of the test July 2018. Bitdefender Mobile Security Version 3.
Thief Cam Plays an alarm, shows a popup message, and takes a snapshot of the thief. The review mainly focuses on the security features — anti-malware, anti-theft, and privacy — and only mentions further functionalities briefly. The next year, the malware tally reached more than 470 million. The Wipe command is still not available. Further settings like switching off Wi-Fi, blocking incoming calls, and time limits for device usage are available. Parental Controls The app is equipped with extensive parental control features, with which the user can set up restricted and protected environments for children using the device. There are no major changes relative to the previous version, Android Nougat, that would prevent current anti-virus apps installing or working properly.
For usability, the app gets big check marks for not dragging down battery life or device speeds. The Privacy Check rates apps based on how much personal information they access and shows details of this. Battery Drain Results As in our previous reports, we measured the additional power consumption of an installed mobile security product. In Asian countries, where rooted devices and large number of third-party app stores can be found, the chance of installing a dangerous app is greatly increased. After that, we give a short summary of security features and their main sub-components commonly implemented in typical security apps for Android. Wait till popup window appears.
This switches off Google account synchronisation while Privacy Protection is active. Anti-Theft Details Commands Web Locate device Displays current or last-known location on Google Maps map and sends email notification with link to Google Maps. The app gave no false warnings. Finally, we feel that the web interface, which is still split up into two separate pages, remains counter-intuitive. Wipe Triggers a factory reset and wipes external storage. One untested feature it does offer is rooting detection. The user interface is kept clean, and the user can navigate through the different functions via the navigation bar at the bottom previous version used a tab layout with swipe gestures.
That makes a good starting point as you evaluate which products work best for your environment. It allows for scanning either all files, or apps and archives only. Protection against adware or other harmful apps is enabled by default but it can be turned off by the user. The user can either start with a 30-days trial to test out all available features, or immediately update to the pro version of the app. Mugshot Locks the device and takes several pictures using the front camera.
For real-time detection of Android malware discovered in the past four weeks the average rate was 98. Usability was excellent, too, with no drag on battery life or performance and zero false warnings. Reset Triggers a factory reset and wipes external storage. A Wi-Fi scanning feature allows checking the currently connected network for vulnerabilities and risks. Optionally, G Data provides its own Secure Browser app to securely surf the Internet, but this is very basically implemented and offers minimal surfing options. Message Sends and shows an on-screen message on the device. Via the web interface, the user can remotely change the Family Rules settings for child profiles.
All functions worked as intended. In Camera Protection, the user is able to mark apps as trusted, and these are permitted to access the camera while protection is active. It is available in free ad-supported and pro versions, whereby the free version comes with an anti-theft feature, Identity Safeguard, Privacy Advisor, and Call Blocker. Anti-Malware The app provides a one-click scan of applications and internal files, which can be further customized in the settings. The threat should be a concern for all companies with Android users, he said—especially those with large fleets of Android devices or that are in high-security verticals such as finance, healthcare, and government. It comes with a 14-day trial period during which the app can be used for free, and after that the user can continue with a paid subscription.
For example, an app that counts the steps the user takes every day has no need to access the phone book or call log. It gave no false warnings. An icon in your browser shows the websites or advertisers collecting data on your activity and gives you the choice to allow it or not. Anti-Theft In an addition since the last test, the anti-theft functions can now be used in-app as well as from the web interface. This protects the user against the inadvertent installation of malicious apps on his or her device. Mute device Mutes the device. After each check, it gives a list of recommended actions for the user to perform, which include performing a malware scan, creating a Taobao account, and enabling other features of the app.