Malwarebytes APK: Protecting Android Devices
Today many of the APKs or Apps we use for media streaming on our android device originate from third party sources or sources other than Google Play Store. By default, Android blocks the installation of apps not downloaded from the Android Apps section of Google Play. There is the upside of third party apps that allows you to stream your content. Consequently, there is also risk to downloading apps from outside the Google Play Store as they are unregulated. This leaves individuals open to Malware. This article will teach you about Malware to some device and also teach you how to install Malwarebytes Apks on your Android device.
What Is Malware?
Many of you have probably heard the term Malware or even seen an advertisement for Malwarebytes. There is a chance you may have heard the term and figured; eh it’ll never happen to me. Well we always say “better safe than sorry” so let’s discuss Malware.
Malware is short for malicious software; this means we may have been using the wrong term. Most assume malicious intent are viruses; however, the correct catch-all term should indeed be malware. Remember malicious software can come in many different forms; but malware itself is the general term. Some examples of malware you might be familiar with are viruses, worms, trojans (horse), spyware, and others. In short, it’s a program or file with bad intentions, the nature of which could encompass everything. It is noteworthy to mention, each has a specific purpose and will affect your performance in different ways.
However, due to the increasing popularity of malware; our antivirus programs are focusing scans on these files. Unfortunately, getting infected by malware happens, and it doesn’t have to be catastrophic. As a result of the increasing malicious attacks, Anti-Virus Programs have had to step up their game. While you are not going to give up your streaming and surfing the web; you can arm your self accordingly. One of the most popular anti-virus malware programs is Malwarebytes.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware MobileFirst let’s spend a moment breaking down exactly what Malwarebytes is going to do for us. Below you will find some of the tasks this wonderful program will do for you.
• Detects and eliminates malware, including spyware and Trojans • Scans your apps for malicious code or Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) • Alerts you if a link to a malicious website is detected in an incoming text message (SMS). • Scans your Android device for security vulnerabilities • Identifies applications that are tracking your location
Take your anti-malware protection to go
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile guards your identity and personal data on-the-go. So you and your Android smartphone or tablet are safe from malware and unauthorized surveillance. Wherever you are. Whenever you go.
Make your smartphone smarter
Is your recent app or downloaded file safe? Therefore, you will never have to worry again with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile. Powerful anti-malware and anti-spyware technology protects your Android device. Detecting Trojans, spyware, and other Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) before they can steal your identity, eavesdrop, or degrade your mobile experience.
Choose what you keep private
Cybercriminals, and even legitimate companies, can collect private information from your Android device. While the disclaimers are shown on every app install screen; most will skip down and just click install. These apps track everything from: Where you go. Who your contacts are. As scary as this sounds; they also track your voice. You may think you are just speaking into the phone to ask google or siri a question; however, this is all registered and saved to your account. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile identifies what your applications are doing, and which private information is being accessed. So you can control who knows, and what they know.
Close the security holes
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile automatically recognizes security vulnerabilities in your Android device’s settings. Then it makes recommendations on how to close those holes and deal with malware issues. The biggest thing is to listen to the program; if you don’t follow the instructions you may find yourself regretting it.
Make your smartphone lighter
Mobile security software is typically bloated with location features (Remote Lock, Locate on a Map, etc.). These features can already be found in your Android Device Manager—why duplicate them? Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile preserves your device’s performance by adding only the necessary security features. Also you can update its database over a WiFi network to reduce your data usage.
• Examines applications and files for malware and spyware • Scans automatically when files or apps are accessed (real-time) or only when activated manually (on-demand) • Checks native memory and SD card • Schedules automatic scans • Detects Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) • Updates the protection database automatically • Updates over a WiFi network if preferable
• Identifies every application’s access privileges in detail • Breaks down access privileges by category: Contacts, Identity Information, Simple Message Service (SMS), and Security Settings
• Identifies security vulnerabilities on your device, suggests remediation
• Identifies which applications are currently running • Identifies installed applications • Enables custom white-listing of approved apps
Downloading and using Malwarebytes APK
Downloading and using Malwarebytes app is extremely simple. It is available for free from Google Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.malwarebytes.antimalware. You can see from the picture above it is very easy to set up and run either in automatic mode – Where it continually scans your device at all times. Or in manual mode where you can opt to run the scans as and when you feel it necessary.
It is very important to keep your primary device as well protected as possible at all times. I highly recommend you preform regular and comprehensive scans of any device you are using apps both from the Google Play Store and from other sources. Remember Google Play Store has also had its fair share of apps containing malware. As always if you have any questions please visit us at Ares Forum.