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Verizon Support & Protection

Verizon Support & Protection

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App Description

The following description comes from the Google Play Store description of the app:

Verizon Support & Protection (VSP) with mobile security helps your device be at its best by keeping it safe from viruses and securing it if it’s lost. Total Mobile Protection customers can download a premium version to provide one click access to premium support, remotely locate a lost device, and monitor battery life.

BASIC FEATURES – FREE (data charges may apply)
★ Mobile Security with Antivirus protects your personal data, photos and contacts by detecting viruses and malware that can hide within apps, files, and SD cards. Powered by McAfee
★ McAfee® SiteAdvisor® blocks risky sites when browsing the web so you can search, post, shop, and download securely
★ Spoofing Protection: Detects when an attacker has compromised your Wi-Fi network and is intercepting the information you are sending over that Wi-Fi network
★ Wi-Fi Protection alerts you when connecting to unsecure networks, allowing you to trust the ones you know, and block others
★ Lock helps secure your device and content if you lose it, available at vzw.com/vsp
★ Erase select data or revert to factory default settings available at vzw.com/vsp

AWARD WINNING
VSP powered by McAfee’s Security solutions have won the Global Excellence Award from Info Security, being named an Approved Mobile Product by AV Comparatives, and achieved a perfect score from AV-Test four times in a row.


PREMIUM FEATURES – available to Total Mobile Protection (TMP) customers, learn more (Please visit- verizonwireless.com/tmp.)
★ Fast access to Verizon Tech Coach to help with connecting to Wi-Fi, syncing with Bluetooth, transferring content, and more
★ Recovery features can remotely locate a lost device, or sound an audible alarm if it’s nearby by logging into your Verizon account at vzw.com/vsp
★ Battery monitor estimates how much battery you have left, including time for specific activities like web browsing, games, and making a phone call
★ Privacy scan protects your privacy by reporting how much personal info apps access and allowing you to remove them from your device.
Note: You may notice a subtle change in your battery life. This may be due to scanning files to ensure no new viruses have affected your device.


For additional information, and to learn more about features and access permissions, please visit Verizon Support &Protection FAQs


IMPORTANT NOTES
Verizon Support & Protection is available only on compatible devices. Device must be on and be within the Verizon Wireless National Enhanced Services Coverage Area for some features to function. Data usage applies for download and some feature usage of Verizon Support & Protection. Devices running an unauthorized or modified version of Android’s operating systems are not supported. McAfee, the McAfee logo, SiteAdvisor, McAfee Active Protection and McAfee Global Threat Intelligence are registered trademarks or trademarks of McAfee, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
Sensitive Permissions Used By This App
Permission What Why
Approximate location (network-based) Can use user's approximate location Internal
Precise location (gps and network-based) Can use user's precise location Internal
Read phone status and identity Can read phone's current state information like in-phone call, phone signal, carrier, device ID, and phone number Internal
Full network access Can access the internet It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality
Can access the internet It appears this app uses this data for mobile analytics
Close other apps Allows an application to call killBackgroundProcesses(String). It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality
Read your contacts Can read user's contact list (phone book) and phone call history Internal
Pair with bluetooth devices Can connect to user's Bluetooth devices Internal
Can connect to user's Bluetooth devices It appears this app uses this data for app usage analytics
Connect and disconnect from wi-fi Can connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality
Disable your screen lock Allows applications to disable the keyguard if it is not secure. It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality
Add or remove accounts Can manage user's accounts on the phone Not analyzed yet
Read your text messages (sms or mms) Can read SMS messages Not analyzed yet
Use accounts on the device Allows the app to request authentication tokens. Not analyzed yet
Directly call phone numbers Can call phone numbers Not analyzed yet
Edit your text messages (sms or mms) Allows the app to write to SMS messages stored on your tablet or SIM card. Malicious apps may delete your messages. Not analyzed yet
Modify or delete the contents of your usb storage Can write to your phone's USB storage Not analyzed yet
Receive text messages (sms) Can receive SMS messages Not analyzed yet
Receive text messages (mms) Allows an application to monitor incoming MMS messages. Not analyzed yet
Access bluetooth settings Allows applications to discover and pair bluetooth devices. Not analyzed yet
Modify your contacts Can edit contacts on device Not analyzed yet
Add or modify calendar events and send email to guests without owners\' knowledge Allows an application to write the user's calendar data. Not analyzed yet
Read calendar events plus confidential information Allows an application to read the user's calendar data. Not analyzed yet
Third Party Libraries Used by this App
Library Usage
Mixpanel

Privacy Analysis

Version of the app analyzed:

4.2.1

App was last analyzed by Privacy Grade on:

03/15/2015

Why does this app have this grade?

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