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Which security app do you recommend?

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Recently I've been looking at a few security/privacy apps for Android and I've run across the following options...

  1. Leo Privacy Guard
  2. AppLock
  3. Smart AppLock
  4. Advanced Protection

There are others but those seem to be the most promising. Currently I'm looking at LPG and AppLock as most likely being the best but I'm not sure. Going to give them all a shot and see which one prevails.

Which app would you recommend?

All I need to do is keep some of my apps locked and hide a few photos.

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Until now I still have no security app for my phone. I am using it only for internet activities when I am away from my desktop (not so comfortable with the phone's keyboard). Friends have been telling me to install an anti-virus but I always seem to forget. Maybe I would monitor this thread for a good suggestion.

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First off, I have to say that I've never tried any of the apps that you mentioned... So, I can't say anything about them.

 

But, for general security I recommend 360 Mobile Security because it offers the same protection as a premium service for free. For locking apps and hiding photos I STRONGLY recommend Hide It Pro (it's free!). That app is amazing! The icon is just music note symbols and when you open it looks like a boring volume adjusting app and it actually adjusts the volume of your device too, but if you press and hold the title it opens the Hide It Pro app. There you can hide pictures and videos. Plus, It lets you lock apps and if someone does try to open it a crash error will pop up, all you have to do is hit the report button and type in a password... Instead of your report message. It's really awesome! I love it!

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I started using AppLock today and found that the free version isn't the entire thing. If want everything then you have to pay for a premium upgrade.

I think I'm going to go with Leo Privacy Guard. It's just as good as AppLock (if not better) and I don't have to worry about premium upgrades. I'd rather not spend money if possible.

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I have Clean Master installed on my device. You can also install CM Security (Clean Master family). Very good apps. 

With CM Security you can lock any app on your android device. Try it :) I use it almost 1 year...

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Clean Master is not something I will suggest for gamers. It mistakes game updates and game save files as junk files. I have to re-install updates and start over again after it deleted my progress in many games for the sake of saving space on my tablet. It really upsets the hell out of me.

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Clean Master is not something I will suggest for gamers. It mistakes game updates and game save files as junk files. I have to re-install updates and start over again after it deleted my progress in many games for the sake of saving space on my tablet. It really upsets the hell out of me.

That doesn't sound too good.

So far I haven't encountered this with any of the apps I've tried so far. I'll definitely keep an out though.

Clean Master should really fix that.

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Clean Master is not something I will suggest for gamers. It mistakes game updates and game save files as junk files. I have to re-install updates and start over again after it deleted my progress in many games for the sake of saving space on my tablet. It really upsets the hell out of me.

I don't have that problem...Have you updated that app? You should contact them, they will help you.

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Anti-virus is not necessary on a Unix derived operating system unless it is being used with root access. Both Android and iOS are Unix derived operating systems. File cleaners and cache cleaners are a waste. They do nothing to speed up your phone or secure it. In, fact, unless you like a slow and unstable experience you should not routinely clear a cache.

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I don't have that problem...Have you updated that app? You should contact them, they will help you.

I contacted them, they apologized and their up deleted my game updates again. So i gave up on that up because reinstalling game updates is not fun if your internet connection is not super fast.  500 MB is hard to download for my internet connection during those times.  Reinstalling the updates they deleted is really a pain in the butt.  I rather stick  260 security because it doesn't harm game files.

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I rarely use security app on Android, but I use data back and recovery software onmy computer, just in case i wrongly delete data on my android phone. i wonder if this is security app?

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