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Topic # 114865 5-Mar-2013 20:12
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Hi everyone

I installed AVG for theft and antivirus protection, and while I get a message to say I'm protected from virus threats, when I attempt to use the "find" or "shout" functions to check the anti theft aspect is functional, nothing happens.

What do people recommend for this type of protection?

Many thanks Rose




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  Reply # 775233 5-Mar-2013 20:18
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I bought Cerberus, cost under $10 and can use on up to 5 devices.

I can track it, wipe memory, take photo, read txt and all remotely

If you are rooted you can hide app and it would take a full wipe and reflash to take away any evidence of it.

Tried Prey but wasn't as effective.




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  Reply # 775271 5-Mar-2013 21:05
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Okay - thanks I'll take a look.  Meantime I have set a password for screen log in which I assume must offer reasonable protection.

Is rooting the device very difficult? Iwas interested in doing it so I could reset camera shutter to on/off ( I think it was on/off, but to a button anyway).




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  Reply # 775284 5-Mar-2013 21:10

Another option is avast!

Has good anti theft features and since the last update the Web Shield now supports Boat Browser and Boat Browser Mini.

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  Reply # 775290 5-Mar-2013 21:23
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Cerberus.

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  Reply # 775295 5-Mar-2013 21:31
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silverbirch: Okay - thanks I'll take a look.  Meantime I have set a password for screen log in which I assume must offer reasonable protection.

Is rooting the device very difficult? Iwas interested in doing it so I could reset camera shutter to on/off ( I think it was on/off, but to a button anyway).

what phone are you using, rooting is typically easy enough just a bit  nerve wracking at first. Yes it is a basic lockout.

Cerberus is pretty good I just log into their website with log in and if my phone is on I can do what I like really. Also have on my tablet butr can only track it if on as no 3G




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  Reply # 775298 5-Mar-2013 21:33
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jeffnz:
silverbirch: Okay - thanks I'll take a look.  Meantime I have set a password for screen log in which I assume must offer reasonable protection.

Is rooting the device very difficult? Iwas interested in doing it so I could reset camera shutter to on/off ( I think it was on/off, but to a button anyway).

what phone are you using, rooting is typically easy enough just a bit  nerve wracking at first. Yes it is a basic lockout.

Cerberus is pretty good I just log into their website with log in and if my phone is on I can do what I like really. Also have on my tablet butr can only track it if on as no 3G


re rooting: Galaxy S2 ... in the past I have played a litttle with Linux so assume it's akin to that, but haven't been playing with Linux lately, and the distro I used most recently was GUI.




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  Reply # 775299 5-Mar-2013 21:34
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Thanks for your suggestions - I'll take a look.




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  Reply # 775315 5-Mar-2013 22:18
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I used avast whit anti-theft but my phone run slow and I dropped antivirus.I use only anti-theft



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  Reply # 775331 5-Mar-2013 22:37
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I've realised I have little to lose other than the phone itself - which would be huge to me of course.  But once it's gone there's not much apart from personal photos I think, and I'm on a pre-pay monthly so they couldn't rack up a huge data bill or anything.

Will still secure it though.




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