As smartphone’s are becoming more powerful and things to support these devices for example wireless networks are increasing, the use if these devices increases over all. With cell phones being used only to call someone or a send a text, smart phones available today can be playing you favorite song while you are going through your email, with a picture being edited in the background and while you are part of a video conference.
This also means that since their functionality has increased, the type and amount of information present on these phones has increased as well as being sensitive information such account credentials. This sort of information can be of great use for someone who wants to steal your money, your identity, conduct a physical burglary from your house or use it in any other way.
Being cautious when selecting apps or visiting places online is certainly a measure everyone should employ however keeping some apps which specialize in your mobiles’ security is not a bad option either, and when so many of them are available for free why wouldn’t you.
Lookout Antivirus is a popular application featuring a powerful antivirus scanner. With the Lookout security suite you will be able to easily scan all the applications that you put on to your device before running them to make sure that they are safe and not rigged with some sort of malware or spyware.
The antivirus will automatically update itself and Lookout also gives you the option to backup contact directories to a web based solution. From the backup point you can also restore information on to a device and most importantly Lookout also keep an eye out for your phone in the case that you forget it somewhere or if it is stolen from you.
With Lookout installed you can locate your stolen phone and if you opt for the paid version of the service you will also get an additional privacy advisor function which will tell you more about the applications you are about to install and their permissions. Cell phone monitoring apps such as Android spy apps are a huge problem.
Another such security system is also provided by Avast. The Avast Mobile Security app features an anti virus system which will be constantly scanning material on your phone to check for malware or Trojan and other such problems, it will not only scan all the apps that you run but it will also maintain a check on the external storage of the device to make sure there are no infected files there which could harm the rest of the smartphone.
The security app will also provide you with a web shield which will keep you safe while you browse online. The privacy advisor provided with this app also keeps you up to date with good to know information about apps and other security related matters. Avast offers the anti theft features as well in the case that your phone is stolen you can do things such as remote wipe or remote lock to ensure that your data is safe regardless of where the phone is.
Many a time there is important information present in one app or a number of them and accessing those apps is what could be dangerous for you, in order to keep those safe you can use Perfect App Protector with which you can even lock certain apps and in order to access them you have to unlock them with either a pattern like that Android phone lock or a key or PIN.
You can also control various things within the apps such as brightness and rotation on the screen of that app as well as stealth mode to keep the app hidden.