Latest Changes
Mar 23, 2019
Manufacturer
Samsung
Model
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.
Site: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+
Operating System
Android
OS Version
Android 9 Pie (Samsung One UI)
Security Patch Level (Security Update)
March 2019 Security Patch
2-Step Verification For Your Google or Apple Account
Enabled
Screen Lock Type (Unlock Device)
Pattern
Biometrics (Unlock Device)
Fingerprints
Notifications - When Device Is Locked
Hide sensitive information when device is locked
Google Play Protect
Enabled
Find My Phone
On
Install Unknown Apps (Unknown Sources)
Disabled
Developer Mode
Disabled
SIM Card Lock
Enable
Real-Time Protection
Malwarebytes for Android Premium (Trial)
RTP - Custom security settings
  • No security settings changes
  • Browser and Extensions
    Google Chrome
    Content Filtering
    AdGuard
    Mobile VPN
    F-Secure Freedome
    VPN Usage
    Public and Untrusted networks
    Data Backup
    Google Photos
    Frequency of Data backups
    Always-on Sync
    Other Important Apps
    Device Maintenance and Secure Folder from Samsung

    Jack

    Level 85
    Verified
    Staff member
    Hey guys,
    This the config that I use for my Samsung S8+ phone. I'm using Sophos as security and anti-theft, and most importantly I've stopped using Chrome because it doesn't support extensions (most importantly an ad blocker). The device is updated to the latest security patch.
     

    Jack

    Level 85
    Verified
    Staff member
    I think the Web Filter of Sophos Mobile Security don't work with FF

    Configure web filtering settings for Sophos Mobile Security

    This is common to paid AVs as well. The AV supports many browsers but the web filter supports limited browsers only
    In the Web Filter settings it says that Firefox is protected. I usually have very safe browsing habits but I'll give it a try to see how the web guard works with Firefox.

    Screenshot_20190204-164930_Sophos Mobile Security.jpg
    Cool dude, but i thought you had an iPhone :emoji_sob::D
    Never had an iPhone. I've always used Android, up until the Pixel line I've owned all Nexus phones. I like Android more than iOS.
     

    HarborFront

    Level 46
    Verified
    Content Creator
    In the Web Filter settings it says that Firefox is protected. I usually have very safe browsing habits but I'll give it a try to see how the web guard works with Firefox.

    View attachment 207800

    Never had an iPhone. I've always used Android, up until the Pixel line I've had owned all Nexus phones. I like Android more than iOS.
    Actually, if you choose some choiced filters + uBO together will provide a better web filter
     

    Jack

    Level 85
    Verified
    Staff member
    @Jack Thanks for sharing! I have just one thing to suggest, i would add Adguard :giggle: Otherwise it's a nice config!
    Thank you @spaceoctopus , I'm giving AdGuard for Android a try. What filtering method do you use Local VPN or Local Proxy? Because it's always running, I have to ask if it has a noticeable impact on the battery?


    Also, I've replaced Sophos with Malwarebytes for Android (Trial) to test it.
     

    Lord Ami

    Level 19
    Verified
    Trusted
    Malware Hunter
    @Jack Hi! I use Local VPN mode for a very long time now. So far i had no battery draining or other issues whatsoever. Just updated smoothly to the latest version today (ver 3.0) Local proxy mode is better if you have your phone rooted :oops:
    I'll second that. Have been rocking Adguard since dawn of the times (read really long time ago) and been so satisfied with it. Recent v3 is huge upgrade. Definitely a keeper!
    For -40% discount
    AdGuard 3.0 for Android - The most powerful Android ad blocker | Product Hunt
     

    SHvFl

    Level 35
    Verified
    Trusted
    Content Creator
    Thank you @spaceoctopus , I'm giving AdGuard for Android a try. What filtering method do you use Local VPN or Local Proxy? Because it's always running, I have to ask if it has a noticeable impact on the battery?


    Also, I've replaced Sophos with Malwarebytes for Android (Trial) to test it.
    Localvpn filtering is better. Only reason proxy mode was made was because many people want to also use a vpn.
    FAQ | AdGuard Knowledgebase

    I don't have a noticeable drain on my phone by adguard.

    Antimalware on phones is a waste of battery. Keep your phone updated, don't allow apps from unknown sources, use your brain and you are done. Anything else is a big waste of timeeeee.