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  1. Karin Fletcher's Avatar
    I got this app for both my phone and tablet and I love it! It cleans up junk and helps with battery )ife! Try it, get it from the playstore, it's free!
    05-05-2015 06:59 AM
  2. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Clean Master and any other apps by Cheetah are well know to be horrible, evil, totally worthless apps! DO NOT INSTALL!

    DO NOT use any task killers, RAM memory optimizers/boosters, battery savers/repairers, cache cleaners, antivirus, etc etc. None of that stuff is necessary. Most such apps are actually counterproductive and some are just plain evil. They actually waste power and may disrupt critical system processes and degrade performance. Not to mention the nag ads they throw up.

    Android is excellent at handling running processes and memory with no help from 3rd-party apps or user assistance.

    Just let Android do it's job as intended, relax and enjoy your phone.

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
    05-05-2015 07:19 AM
  3. davidwilling's Avatar
    Really Crashdamage? I have to say that on my S5 and now my S6 Edge, I find that Clean Master does a sterling job. Have to say, it beats the Samsung provided one on the S6. Touch wood, haven't suffered from any malfunctions because of it, but maybe I'm wrong..... anybody else have any opinions....?
    05-05-2015 01:52 PM
  4. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Yes, really! I meant every word of that post. To keep your phone running it's best DO NOT install any such apps.

    Cache files are there for good reason - mostly to speed up operation. For best performance they should be left alone.

    Battery savers often use more power than they save.

    For more information on how Android handles multitasking, processes, RAM, etc automatically for you read this post by one of the authors of Android:

    http://android-developers.blogspot.c...d-way.html?m=1


    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
    05-05-2015 03:23 PM
  5. Karin Fletcher's Avatar
    Clean master does a great job on my phone and tablet and I have experienced zero problems! It does things Samsung does not provide! I can only recommend this app! I have an S6 edge and a Nexus 7 tablet. NO PROBLEMS WITH CLEAN MASTER!
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    05-05-2015 03:37 PM
  6. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Scroll down for info on Clean Master:

    https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/201...ay-store-apps/

    More:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2594845&page=8

    And more:

    http://i.reddit.com/r/Android/commen...aises_privacy/

    CM apps by Cheetah are throwing up nag ads with phony scary messages and phoning home to multiple servers at multiple IP addresses in China. Plus it's very questionable whether they are effective at much of anything.

    There's plenty more info out there if you look, by knowledgeable people who have no financial interest in what sells, unlike reviewers, most of whom have no clue how Android really works. They just peddle what they're told and what sells.

    For cryin' out loud, BGR just had a glowing write-up naming DU Battery Saver as a top-4 must-have app! Friggin' **DU Battery Saver!** It's one of the most worse-than-worthless evil pieces of crapware in the history of Android! BGR's writer clearly had zero knowledge about what he was writing!

    http://bgr.com/2015/05/01/best-free-...hone-may-2015/

    That article is just beyond belief...

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
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    05-06-2015 12:05 AM
  7. Rohith K's Avatar
    This is good to know.

    The only app that must be installed is an antivirus protection (paid version).
    Phones are now just as popular as computers, so they are prone to viruses easily.
    Stanley Kubrick likes this.
    05-06-2015 12:39 AM
  8. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Sorry, but antivirus is not needed for Android. They are only using your fear to turn your money into theirs.

    I've said it many times and I'll say it again:

    DO NOT use any task killers, RAM memory optimizers/boosters, battery savers/repairers, cache cleaners, antivirus, etc etc. None of that stuff is necessary. Most such apps are actually counterproductive and some are just plain evil. They actually waste power and may disrupt critical system processes and degrade performance.

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
    05-06-2015 12:47 AM
  9. FiveOverEight's Avatar
    Agreed, hear it time and time again that these apps optimise your Android OS, they don't.

    Android is built to manage itself without all these pointless apps.
    Crashdamage, brick58 and Enahmir like this.
    05-06-2015 02:49 AM
  10. jexx's Avatar
    Sorry, but antivirus is not needed for Android. They are only using your fear to turn your money into theirs.

    I've said it many times and I'll say it again:

    DO NOT use any task killers, RAM memory optimizers/boosters, battery savers/repairers, cache cleaners, antivirus, etc etc. None of that stuff is necessary. Most such apps are actually counterproductive and some are just plain evil. They actually waste power and may disrupt critical system processes and degrade performance.

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
    I have been on board with Android devices since "Froyo" (2010). I too find these things to be counter productive as well.
    Crashdamage likes this.
    05-06-2015 09:47 AM
  11. katmandoo122's Avatar
    Clean master does a great job on my phone and tablet and I have experienced zero problems! It does things Samsung does not provide! I can only recommend this app! I have an S6 edge and a Nexus 7 tablet. NO PROBLEMS WITH CLEAN MASTER!
    Well, I don't have an opinion on Clean Master, but I do get nervous when I see so many exclamation points in an endorsement. It reads like a Billy Mays commercial.
    Crashdamage likes this.
    05-06-2015 09:59 AM
  12. jimlloyd40's Avatar
    Crashdamage is absolutely correct.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-06-2015 01:21 PM
  13. cbreze's Avatar
    Never used anything, never will, no need. Clear my cache once in a while, done.
    05-06-2015 01:40 PM
  14. sdmf's Avatar
    I totally agree with crashdamage. To those that think it does something. It really doesn't. Placebo effect mostly.
    05-06-2015 02:09 PM
  15. beagle82's Avatar
    Agree with crashdamage 100%. They do more harm than good.
    05-06-2015 02:15 PM
  16. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I agree on not using anything to help with your RAM. Android is not like a Windows desktop. It likes having RAM full.

    To further elaborate: http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...m-android.html
    05-06-2015 11:38 PM
  17. roaduardo1's Avatar
    Sorry, but antivirus is not needed for Android. They are only using your fear to turn your money into theirs.

    I've said it many times and I'll say it again:

    DO NOT use any task killers, RAM memory optimizers/boosters, battery savers/repairers, cache cleaners, antivirus, etc etc. None of that stuff is necessary. Most such apps are actually counterproductive and some are just plain evil. They actually waste power and may disrupt critical system processes and degrade performance.

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
    I've tried a few of these kinds of apps and they've always been hogs. Trying to be 20 things in one app. Forget that mess. Never again.
    05-07-2015 12:22 AM
  18. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I got this app for both my phone and tablet and I love it! It cleans up junk and helps with battery )ife! Try it, get it from the playstore, it's free!
    In my opinion after trying the app for a few weeks, it is a waste of time. I feel it's main intent is to try and get you to upgrade the app so they get your money while you think the app is actually doing something useful.
    WinU and Bodrul like this.
    05-07-2015 01:50 AM
  19. Mystikal777's Avatar
    I can see how some may find apps like Clean Master and DU Cleaner etc.. as intrusive, rather than helping the device. But I still swear by eSet antivirus. It has helped me get rid of crappy apps (most of them from Google Play) which push out spam on your phone. A lot of time it is common sense, where when you see a silly advert to download Candy Crush in a tv streaming app, you know it's a rogue app. A lot of these rogue apps run quietly in the background and not only suck up RAM, but they also drain your battery. But not everyone is 100% tech savvy and sometimes these rogue apps are not that straight forward to spot.

    Anyway, each to their own I guess.
    05-07-2015 07:31 AM
  20. Stanley Kubrick's Avatar
    On Verizon here...agree with nearly all of the recommendations here except that I do use VZ Protect. Not sure if it's "really" needed as I don't hear too much about viruses and such hitting Android, but you never know. Besides that, the only time I see it do anything is when I download an app or do a complete scan once a week. Doesn't slow the phone down at all and uses zero measurable battery, so I see no need to remove it at this time.
    05-07-2015 12:09 PM
  21. EMGSM's Avatar
    I got this app for both my phone and tablet and I love it! It cleans up junk and helps with battery )ife! Try it, get it from the playstore, it's free!
    I know this works for you and you were trying to share what you believe to be a helpful app. Thanks for sharing.
    Karin Fletcher likes this.
    05-07-2015 08:37 PM
  22. Rohith K's Avatar
    Sorry, but antivirus is not needed for Android. They are only using your fear to turn your money into theirs.

    I've said it many times and I'll say it again:

    DO NOT use any task killers, RAM memory optimizers/boosters, battery savers/repairers, cache cleaners, antivirus, etc etc. None of that stuff is necessary. Most such apps are actually counterproductive and some are just plain evil. They actually waste power and may disrupt critical system processes and degrade performance.

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
    I find it difficult to agree that antivirus is not needed.
    Does Android have a built in hidden virus protection system that I am unaware of ?
    05-07-2015 11:50 PM
  23. Crashdamage's Avatar
    I find it difficult to agree that antivirus is not needed.
    Does Android have a built in hidden virus protection system that I am unaware of ?
    Sort of. It's Linux. Android is basically Linux. There are no Linux viruses. There is some malware, yes, but no viruses, which are far more dangerous.

    As for malware, the best defense is to install Common Sense. Use it at all times. Install software only from completely trustworthy sources. In Security settings leave Unknown sources disabled. These simple rules are much more effective than antivirus apps.

    I do not root my daily driver phone that I must depend on. Rooting disables built-in security features of Android. Rooting fans will likely flame me for saying that, but I can take the heat.

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
    05-08-2015 06:57 AM
  24. Karin Fletcher's Avatar
    Crashdamage and others, I have uninstalled Clean master since my first post. It was not necessary to jump down my throat just because I wanted to be helpfulp. After reading different articles about it I decided I may not need Clean master after all.
    Crashdamage, you may be right but you could work on your responses!
    05-08-2015 07:17 AM
  25. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Sorry, nothing I said was intended to be an attack towards you personally. Not at all, and you have my sincere apologies if you took it that way.

    I was just trying to get the facts out. There's just SO much bad software out there, fouling up devices. And people see these boosters and cleaners and crap and they get endorsed by websites like BGR and millions of downloads. And they make devices sicker and sicker until they work so poorly people say "F**k this, Android sucks! I'm getting an iPhone!". It's so sad and maddening.

    I'm just doing what I can to offset all the misinformation flooding the internet.

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
    05-08-2015 07:36 AM
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