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Is your Android AV software putting you at risk?

Android is the world’s most popular consumer operating system, powering billions of phones, tablets and other internet-connected devices. Since its earliest days, though, the OS has had a reputation for being less secure than its primary competitor, Apple iOS. The main reasons behind this perception have included the extensive permissions in the Android API that […]

Total Defense Detects 100% of Mobile Malware in AV-Comparatives Tests

Total Defense Mobile Security has been rated at the highest level by the prestigious test lab AV-Comparatives, identifying 100% of the android malware threats with zero false positives in recent testing. AV-Comparatives is an independent test lab, known for rigorous testing of security software. AV-Comparatives downloaded 250 anti-malware apps from the Google Play Store then […]

Delete any non-critical app you haven’t used for 6 months or more

It’s common to have tons of apps on your devices, many of which you might not have opened in months or even years. Unless they contain vital information or functionality, it’s usually advisable to delete them. Not only will you free up space, you’ll save yourself any trouble that might stem from their use of […]

Know all your mobile apps

Be sure to thoroughly review the details and specifications of an application before you download it. Be aware that the app may request that you share your personal information and permissions. Delete any apps that you are not using to increase your security.

When in doubt, uninstall an app or extension

Chances are you have a lot of apps on your phone or tablet that you don’t use. In 2017, App Annie estimated the average smartphone has 60 to 90 apps installed. It’s important to regularly review all of them and see if any can be deleted, since they might be unsupported, compromised or performing unwanted […]

Consider using mobile payment apps

Paying with a credit or debit card isn’t as risky as it used to be, thanks to the switch to EMV chip technology. However, you can further protect your transactions by setting up payments through services like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay, which utilize additional protections like secure on-device elements inaccessible to other […]