1. Lgatesws's Avatar
    I have CM Security on my Samsung Galaxy Note 5 recently updated via play store as usual Not sure if timed with update but I noticed that when I scan 4g and WiFi cell phone, a face (bear) in a shield comes in the middle, it seems to shake it head and the WiFi or 4g scan, the circles are all distorted. This does not happen on my tablet!! Is this new? Or did a virus invade? The scan always show fine. I uninstalled, reinstalled. I added Norton to check, nothing showed with them.
    Thank you.

    Edit: I have someone in my life who would be likely to put something there, if anyone knows anything??
    08-04-2016 03:40 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    This is somewhat off-topic, but I would actually recommend uninstalling CM Security, because Cheetah Mobile themselves are somewhat suspect. I'm not sure what's meant by "scanning 4G and wi-fi"--malware doesn't inhabit the actual network.

    Here are my thoughts on avoiding malware:

    For the most part, it's still quite difficult to get an actual virus on your phone, because malware requires you to manually accept the installation (which is why they try to fool you into thinking you're installing something legitimate). Use common sense:

    1. Avoid shady websites that deal with things like porn, gambling, and "free" (aka pirated) apps/music/movies.

    2. Never ever tap on a link that appears in a popup while browsing, especially if they're warning you that your phone is infected--they're just trying to scare you into installing some bogus "antivirus" app that is probably malicious itself.

    3. Only install apps from well-established app sources like Google Play Store or Amazon Appstore. Read a bunch of app reviews before installing an app to look for any complaints about adware or suspected malware.

    4. Turn on Google's "Verify Apps" function. This allows Google to periodically scan your phone's apps to look for malware. It's usually in your Google Settings app, under Security (although it might also be in the main System Settings, in Settings>Security).

    5. Turn off "Unknown Sources" in Settings>Security. This prevents any app that wasn't obtained from Google Play Store from being installed (which could include malicious apps that are inadvertently downloaded).
    anon(123856) and Trees like this.
    08-05-2016 08:09 PM
  3. Lgatesws's Avatar
    Thank you. I appreciate your help.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    08-05-2016 09:13 PM
  4. Lgatesws's Avatar
    Scanning 4g and wifi was my terminology, (not malware scan but the thats where things are weird with graphics, )their option to check security, speed , ect.
    08-05-2016 09:31 PM

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