App “Clean Master” Alleged warning of spy photos, phone numbers, etc.

Hello friends,

In the app "Clean Master" writes a user following comment:

ATTENTION! Hands off!
Who installs itself, the app allows to secretly take pictures behind the back to send the phone number, IMEI number and any personal information to a server. No way! Hands off!!!

What can you tell me to, is that right? The warning is in order? Although use as many this app?

For a brief information I am very grateful.

aviator Charly


Hello pilots Charly

Welcome to our forum :)

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You do not take any crap at face value, which is written.

I use Clean Master since eternity and something was never recorded, sent SMS or otherwise done something.

M.M.n one of the best and most useful apps.


So SMS can not read the app definitely. To do this you do not have permission. However, they can access phone status, identity, camera and internet. What the app the permissions need the developer best you ask. Personally, I would advise against this app to use, since Android has a good RAM management and no app needs the means to the better. A Trojan and virus protection is also unnecessary for Android.


A Trojan and virus protection is also unnecessary for Android

This statement I think is absolutely negligent, because evil does make available on Android devices, etc. mobile
A virus protection is no matter what platform a lot of sense on the contrary and should be installed immediately!

As for the app is to learn, of course, worrying that the app has uninvited functions, but you can never eh
exactly know what the app still draufhat outside their main function that way.
From this single comment I would therefore not first let me put you off, especially since so many use the application.
Nevertheless, I advise you to be careful, you can ask as I said also the developer, or if you notice something negative, you can use the app
actually delete them.


Hi Andy,

Thank you for your rule hints and instructions for correcting.

Best regards

aviator Charly


Yamato

A Trojan and virus protection is also unnecessary for Android

This statement I think is absolutely negligent, because evil does make available on Android devices, etc. mobile
A virus protection is no matter what platform a lot of sense on the contrary and should be installed immediately!

Sorry for OT, but I can not be left unchallenged.
Viruses are on Android so far no specific threat. Trojans, however, there is.
And Trojans install themselves not by itself. If you want to install a new app, then you read you the permissions requested by the app before installing. For example, if a flashlight wants permission for Internet, contacts, identity and GPS you should install it under any circumstances. If you install them anyway can also help no virus protection you. Then you are to blame. Really malicious malware you get only if you download apps from you unserieösen sources, but even the need, as long as they take advantage of any extreme vulnerability of Android, get confirmed by the user before installing their privileges. is the best antivirus and remains one's brain. And who can used to do without a virus protection.
That should, however, be installed on a Windows PC virus protection is again a completely different topic. For Windows and Android are two completely different concepts.


Yamato

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This statement I think is absolutely negligent, because evil does make available on Android devices, etc. mobile
A virus protection is no matter what platform a lot of sense on the contrary and should be installed immediately!

You should first familiarize yourself with the topic before you throw such claims in the room ....


[Cite Yamato]
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This statement I think is absolutely negligent, because evil does make available on Android devices, etc. mobile
A virus protection is no matter what platform a lot of sense on the contrary and should be installed immediately!

idiocy (Nerd)


I use the "virus protection" exclusively as malware protection - viruses such as Windows, there is not

OT off:
Clean Master is completely trustworthy - 90% of the comments are not meaningful since most of the users have little or no idea of ​​the matter

For many little things you need permissions that sound a lot worse than they really are
...and read the SMS you need not even an authorization :)


The statements are really usually not very reliable.
Since complain eg user via a widget, because you will not find it in the app list. ��


darkly

Since complain eg user via a widget, because you will not find it in the app list. ��

Again and again .. a classic : D


darkly

Since complain eg user via a widget, because you will not find it in the app list. ��

This is precisely the basic problem with any software that promises any tuning or protective measures. Who can not handle it, exacerbated what was supposed to be avoided.

Then you ask in a forum you get quickly the tip to root and you're on your way to zerschiessen his system completely or open for malware.

Who knows, may have a benefit. Those who have blind faith really understood without the software that comes from bad to worse.


Sorry, again OT. Supplement on antivirus Android:

In the c't 15/2014 The following article is:

FAQ - protection against dangerous and curious Android Apps

Question: Do I need a virus scanner on Android to be safe from pests and spies?
Answer: No, no virus scanner [...] Android is sufficiently safe ...


Clean Master is not a virus-infected Spionageapp.
Why one or other authorization is required, as a layman I can not explain, but think I have read that in some Android permissions are requested "in the package" (have to).
The app does anyone have a different user recommended here in the forum, who also uses harmless long time.
And all hymns of praise to the memory management vo Android OS, sometimes an app some app depends on, sometimes takes something inexplicably power without end, shoveling tons of data into the cache ... Then it's really convenient to have CleanMaster.


I have to agree with you was also not virus scanner Inga Lena and the real issue ... ;-)


Thank you for your answer. Now I know that I will get no problems with this app. For safety, I use a malware protection. :)


What nonsense ??

Of course, may be that you want to start your own brain before installations, so you can but still a
install virus scanners, especially the evil will grow bolder. Damage not kanns.

Moreover, one does not necessarily install what to get a virus.


Yamato

Damage not kanns.

I have a different opinion.

@ Topic: Although I am still of the opinion that the app is unnecessary, but I guess you can install me in good conscience.


Yamato

you can but still a
install virus scanners, especially the evil will grow bolder. Damage not kanns.

A virus scanner brings to nothing on Android. What is popularly known virus, you have to divide.

Viruses are self-employed in distributive system Schadprogrsmme that attaches itself to existing programs. This is only possible with root privileges or by security gaps due to the copyright system on Android. For a malware scanner knows this, he needed even root privileges. So you have to open the floodgates virus scanner, so that he can act and thus opens the door to viruses. That's schizophrenic!

Worms are over a network independently distributed programs. but a normal Android lack the necessary server services. This you can re-install or they are as adding some manufacturers there. Even then, the programs have yet to be installed. As drive-by downloads are possible, but no drive-by installation. Furthermore, the same restrictions apply regarding malicious extent as for viruses.

Trojans are programs with useful features, but to execute malware in the background. When a function is a malicious function but can not clearly define it. Therefore, the Facebook app has been classified as a Trojan. but suddenly it is on the whitelist. Just because a small developer has no global name, it must be no less integrity. Here weighs "Virus Scanner" only a false sense of security and leads quickly to the fact that you ignore its warning.

All adware is also critically evaluate. But the operation also understand the least and ignore warnings.

Yamato

Moreover, one does not necessarily install what to get a virus.

On Windows, voted once. Starting with Windows Vista that's not so simple and not without you will notice something on Android it.

To anticipate: There is a way. But then you have already made many serious mistakes.

C't magazine are allowed trust her. It is a publisher that does not remain on the surface, but really goes into depth.