Malware is one of the biggest threat for all the mobile devices and PC. Once it infects a device, it can easily steal the user data. So it is our responsibility to take care of our security and privacy of our data. Malwarebytes Anti-malware is an excellent tool for windows to remove malware, trojans and worms from PC. Now the same app is available for Android devices. It will quickly remove malicious contents from your Android device and will protect your privacy. Let’s have a look at the features and functions of the app below.
You can download Malwarebytes from the Google Play Store for free. Once you complete the installation, it will ask you to switch on the real time scanning. This option enables a live monitoring mode and will let any malicious apps get into your device. You can disable that later in the app settings. On the home page of the application, there will be a “Scan Now” button and two important options. The options are “App Manager” and “Privacy Manager”. In the app manager you can see currently running apps, all the installed apps and apps which are whitelisted. App manager is mostly used to close the unwanted apps and to find the malicious applications.
Privacy Manager is one of the important and effective options in the app. First when you open the Privacy manager it will ask you to run a database scan to get updates for the new threats. You can also do a privacy scan in your device from that page. It is a very important option in the entire app. It lets you find what are all data from your device is being accessed by the installed applications. Which apps are accessing calendars, text messages, calls, location and much more can be found through this scan. This will let you know whether your data is safe or not. If some apps misusing your data you can easily uninstall them using this privacy scan.
Security Audit is another important option in the privacy manager. It will scan your entire device and let you know what are all the settings you need to change to protect your privacy. First it will ask you to enable the “Find my phone” option under “Device Manager” in your Google account. Then installing apps only from the official play store, turning off GPS tracking and much more. You can go to app settings using an icon at the top right corner. It also has the history of your scanned data. In Settings, you can Schedule Scans, enable or disable notifications, see updates and much more.
It is an excellent security tool for Android users. Some of the Android apps you install from outside the play store will definitely compromise your security and privacy. You can disable those apps easily using this application. Try this in your Android device and share your experience with us in the comments. Thanks for reading, do share this post with your friends.