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Mobile Security & Antivirus

Mobile Security & Antivirus

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App Description

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

Trend Micro™ Mobile Security for Android™ Antivirus and Performance Booster provides comprehensive protection for Android smartphones and tablets and delivers 99.9% malicious app detection. It safeguards against ransomware, malicious apps, fraudulent websites, and identity theft. It secures your data and privacy by allowing you to find, lock, or erase your device if it goes missing.
Mobile Security for Android blocks malware on Google Play™ before it can be installed. It also provides a locking feature to prevent unauthorized access to any installed app (great for parents). Enjoy your digital life safely with Trend Micro Mobile Security.
Key benefits:
• Protects against ransomware, fake banking, shopping, and financial apps
• Guards your privacy on Facebook and safeguards kids online
• Helps prevent identity theft and blocks dangerous links in messaging apps including WhatsApp
• Finds your lost phone or tablet and warns you about unsecured Wi-Fi networks
• App lock to prevent unauthorized access to device settings and chosen apps
• Increases device performance with app manager, system tuner, battery saver and memory boost

With nearly 30 years of Internet security leadership, Trend Micro delivers 99.9% malicious app detection* so you can enjoy your digital life safely.
* Per AV-TEST Institute during 2014-2016 bi-monthly testing periods, compared to the industry average of 98% (May 2016).
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The Free version:
-- Antivirus Scanner and Protection
-- Billing Security – an extra layer of protection against fake banking, financial and shopping apps that trick you into giving up account and personal information
-- Privacy Scanner for Facebook
-- Battery Saver and Status
-- Memory Booster and Status
-- Just-a-Phone – kills non-essential background processes
-- 7-day Trial of the Premium Features (After 7 days, you can upgrade to the Premium version or keep using the free features.)

The Premium (PAID) app version:
• Malware Blocker – an industry first! This innovative antivirus feature detects and blocks apps with malware before they install and damage your device and your data. Other products can only block malicious apps after they have been installed and can cause damage.*
• Malware Cleaner – removes malware and restores your smartphone’s normal settings
• Lost Device Protection – features that let you find, lock, and wipe a missing device
• Privacy Scanner – warns you of apps that could expose your personal information
• Vulnerability Scanner – warns you of apps that could be exploited by hackers
• Safe Surfing and Call & Text Filtering – helps keep you and your kids safe from unwanted contact and content
• App Lock – User selected apps (including system settings) can be blocked from unauthorized use
• Pre-install scanning – Detects malicious apps from Google Play before they are installed on your device
• Auto Just-a-Phone – automatically kills non-essential background processes during calls when your battery is low
• Smart Power Saver – intelligently manages your network connections to use less battery power
• Wi-Fi Checker – Notifies you when connecting to an unsecure network
• App Manager - Helps free up device space by displaying each app’s last used date and storage space, and enabling easy app removal.

* Malware blocker feature is not compatible with certain devices. Please check the following webpage for the list of incompatible devices:
http://www.trendmicro.com/mobile-security/pre-install-unsupported-devices

Sensitive Permissions Used By This App
Permission What Why
Approximate location (network-based) Can use user's approximate location Internal
Use accounts on the device Allows the app to request authentication tokens. It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality
Send sms messages Can send SMS messages 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
Can read phone's current state information like in-phone call, phone signal, carrier, device ID, and phone number It appears this app uses this data to identify users for delivering targeted advertisement
Read your contacts Can read user's contact list (phone book) and phone call history Internal
Add or remove accounts Can manage user's accounts on the phone Internal
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
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 social networking services
Can access the internet It appears this app uses this data for targeted advertising
Can access the internet It appears this app uses this data for utility purposes
Retrieve running apps Can retrieve information on currently and recently running apps on the device It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality
Find accounts on the device Can use user's account information stored on the phone Internal
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
Pair with bluetooth devices Can connect to user's Bluetooth devices Internal
Precise location (gps and network-based) Can use user's precise location Internal
Modify your contacts Can edit contacts on device Not analyzed yet
Write call log Can change your device’s call log including incoming and outgoing calls data Not analyzed yet
Directly call phone numbers Can call phone numbers Not analyzed yet
Draw over other apps Can create alerts on other apps or parts of the user interface 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
Read your text messages (sms or mms) Can read SMS messages Not analyzed yet
Access bluetooth settings Allows applications to discover and pair bluetooth devices. Not analyzed yet
Read call log Can read your device’s call log, including incoming and outgoing calls 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
Mock location sources for testing Create mock location sources for testing or install a new location provider. This allows the app to override the location and/or status returned by other location sources such as GPS or location providers. Not analyzed yet
Change network connectivity Allows applications to change network connectivity state. Not analyzed yet
Modify or delete the contents of your usb storage Can write to your phone's USB storage Not analyzed yet
Third Party Libraries Used by this App
Library Usage
Fiksu
Jcraft
Facebook

Privacy Analysis

Version of the app analyzed:

8.0.1

App was last analyzed by Privacy Grade on:

11/11/2016

Why does this app have this grade?

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