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Owling_Wolf

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#1 16/01/2019 at 17:02

What's the experience of people on here regarding protecting your smart phones online? a) The need for antivirus and anti-malware stuff and b) the best to get. I was in a car of five en route to Hull and not one present had got anything to protect their phone, just cases to stop them breaking it. To me, if you think you need one on your laptop or desktop, and you're going to use the phone for the same type of things, why wouldn't you protect it in the same way?

I've finally got around to getting such a phone, a Samsung Galaxy S9, so I'm talking Android OS, which sounds like it attracts lots of attacks online. I've recently only used free programmes on my PC, as recommended by kind folks on here: AVG antivirus and an occasional sweep with MalwareBytes. I've found an article in Techradar which lists ten free / ad paid products. Anyone using any of them and would / would not recommend? Or other stuff, paid or not? What I suppose would be ideal would be a one-purchase item of security to use on both your phone and laptop / P.C. Does such a thing exist? Over to you kind folks for your thoughts. 

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DPCSF

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#2 16/01/2019 at 17:14

Good question tbh, we’ve all got smart phones/ tablets and not one thought is given about protecting it. As soon as you open a laptop it’s one of the first things you do.
I use Apple phones/ tablet, dunno if right but I thought they couldn’t get hacked. 

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Skamp

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#3 16/01/2019 at 17:24

Fred, I use the free version of Avast Mobile Security.

More than adequate, just sits working in the background but please do scan at least once a month for added protection. Just don't fall for any 'upgrade' options.

Also. Install Adblock plus for Samsung Internet. Save your sanity and stop those Thai Brides, lady boy ads I hear you get.

All available from the play store.  

Post edited on 16/01/2019 at 17:27 by Skamp

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Owling_Wolf

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#4 16/01/2019 at 17:34

Fred, I use the free version of Avast Mobile Security.

More than adequate, just sits working in the background but please do scan at least once a month for added protection. Just don't fall for any 'upgrade' options.

Also. Install Adblock plus for Samsung Internet. Save your sanity and stop those Thai Brides, lady boy ads I hear you get.

All available from the play store.
Skamp, 16/01/2019 at 17:24

Thanks, Dave. Upgrade options? Do you mean to pay versions? AVG drives me mad pushing those.

What play store, btw?

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Skamp

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#5 16/01/2019 at 17:39

On the Avast app, it'll suggest things like 'upgrade to pro version' by offering additional security but the basic stuff is more than adequate. You'll only ever see these options if you open the app for a scan of your doing. Just leave it running in the background if you prefer.

The play store is androids app store and will be preloaded on your phone.  

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Skamp

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#6 16/01/2019 at 17:45

If you can't see the play store app on your Samsung, from the centre of the home screen swipe upwards and all apps available will be displayed.  

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#7 16/01/2019 at 17:47

Bitdefender, Fred.

Also make sure you have two factor authentication on your Google, Samsung and any other account that offers it. 

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Owling_Wolf

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#8 16/01/2019 at 18:26

Bitdefender, Fred.

Also make sure you have two factor authentication on your Google, Samsung and any other account that offers it.
Andyben, 16/01/2019 at 17:47

Sorry to sound a bit thick, Ben, but none of that second line meant anything to me. Blush

And cheers again, Dave. 

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Andyben

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#9 16/01/2019 at 21:27

Two factor authentication is where instead of just a password you also have to do something else. It might be get a text with a code, or confirm via an email link.

Basically if you're ever asked if you want to set it up, do. 

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DPCSF

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#10 16/01/2019 at 22:04

I can set it up for you, just need your Mother’s maiden name and the last 3 digits on your credit card  

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Owling_Wolf

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#11 16/01/2019 at 22:48

Two factor authentication is where instead of just a password you also have to do something else. It might be get a text with a code, or confirm via an email link.

Basically if you're ever asked if you want to set it up, do.
Andyben, 16/01/2019 at 21:27

Cheers again.


I can set it up for you, just need your Mother’s maiden name and the last 3 digits on your credit card
DCPSF, 16/01/2019 at 22:04
Bigsmile

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