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Securing my new smartphone


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#1 Alley Cat

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:28 PM

I brought a new smartphone, upgrading from the ancient Samsung Galaxy Ace, to LG G5. How can I secure my phone from malicious networks and software ? I am not rooting the phone, and sticking with the Google app store.

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#2 Just_One_Question

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:20 PM

Install Malwarebytes. Get a good paid or free VPN. Encrypt your phone with the built-in encryption tool in Android.

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 05:15 AM

Agree but would recommend going for a paid vpn rather than a free one. 



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 09:42 AM

Use the following apps:

 

Adguard

Bitdefender

Sophos

Firefox (for general browsing & not Chrome)

Advanced Permission Manager (to remove un-needed permissions from apps before installing them not from the playstore).

 

Also don't let apps run in the background when not using them. For this install and use an app called "KillApps" which completely shuts down un-needed apps from starting. You save battery and RAM this way.

 

Note: Using a VPN might slow down your connection and you will also not be able to use any other VPN app (like Adguard shown above)






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