Android Jack's HTC M9 - Configuration (2017)

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  1. Jack

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    Manufacturer:
    HTC
    Model:
    One M9
    Year of Release:
    2015
    Android version:
    Nougat 7
    Linked account:
    Google account for Android
    Device & Account Security:
    • Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
    • Find My Device (Anti-Theft)
    • Device Encryption
    Wi-Fi:
    • Always On
    VPN:
    • Disconnected
    Bluetooth:
    • Always Off
    Mobile Data (4G LTE):
    • Allow All
    Notifications:
    • Hide sensitive data on Lockscreen
    Passcode:
    • PIN/Pattern
    Battery Saver:
    • Automatic
    Location:
    • Always On
    Advertising:
    • Limit Ad Tracking (opt out)
    Data Collection:
    Never send anonymous data or usage statistics
    Browser:
    Google Chrome
    Content Filtering:
    Provided by Sophos
    Installed Antivirus:
    Sophos Mobile Security for Android
    Installed Apps:
    CCleaner. Adguard
    This is the configuration for my 2015 phone, still works very well, so I don't plan to change it in the next months.
    Currently I'm trying Sophos as antivirus, and I really like it. Here are a few of the features of this AV - Android Security Download: Free Malware Removal for Android Devices | Sophos Free Tools -
     
  2. RoboMan

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    Does CCleaner for Android really work or is it another Clean Master junk app?
     
  3. Umbra

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    Sophos is cool and reliable.
     
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  4. Jack

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    Indeed, was using Avast Free however they've filled the app with ads.. can't be really used now. Sophos created a complete app with premium features and is free. The big AV companies will have a hard time matching this Android AV.

    It's better than Clean Master because it's not that bloated, however like any optimizing app you may feel is not need it. I like the CCleaner's App Manager as it has all the info in one place, and I do use the Cleaning feature once or twice per month. Not an app that I use on a daily basis, but it's good to have it there.
     
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  5. ispx

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    i did the exact same thing on my desire eye, replaced avast with sophos.

    on my s7 though i got bitdefender & zemana taking care of it.

    for maintenance i would recommend htc boost+. it works flawlessly on non-htc droids too.

    for sharing i would totally recommend cm transfer. have never liked cheetah mobile apps but cm transfer is 100% ad free unlike shareit.
     
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  6. Deletedmessiah

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    Nice config! How is Sophos resource usage?
    Personally I don't use AV on phone, only download some popular ones once on a while, scan and delete. Mainly because they're not powerful enough because of Android limitations.
     
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  7. Umbra

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    Battery usage on my huawei GR5 is like 0.08% when idle. and RAM around 56mb.
     
  8. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 15

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    Thats pretty dope! Won't feel a difference.
     
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  9. Jack

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    Here are some stats, as @Umbra said it's using around 50MB of RAM. Overall I can't feel any system impact, and same goes for the battery life, truth be told it does not last more than a day (12 hours) with or without this app.
    Here are the specs for this phone - HTC One M9 | One Smartphone | HTC United States | HTC United States
    Screenshot_20170721-112158.png

    True when installed you will need to grant it a lot of permissions, and with Android 7 the chances of infecting your device with malware are very low. I do use the antivirus because I like the extra features, the Anti-Theft - useful if I ever lose my device, the Web Guard - wars me of malicious sites, the App Protection - allows you to lock apps with pass (Whatsapp, Facebook etc..), Spam protection - Block calls with hidden numbers. The anti-malware feature is just the cherry on top.

    Screenshot_20170721-112912.png Screenshot_20170721-112936.png
     
  10. Deletedmessiah

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    Thats quite a feature rich app. ;)
     
  11. Umbra

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    Same here; need the features , not the scanner :D
     
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  12. Deletedmessiah

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    So thats the reason. I was quite surprised, why you of all people would use a signature based realtime protection and on a phone nonetheless :D
     
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  13. ispx

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    for FREE:)
     
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  14. RoboMan

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    Well now you convinced me to install Sophos :p
     
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  15. Purshu_Pro

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    Nice config @Jack . I am looking forward to purchase android phone now after knowing the advantages. I just want to know if Htc phones are still good as they used to be?
     
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  16. LukeLovesSecurity

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    CCleaner really works, Clean Master does not.
     
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  17. jamescv7

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    Wow good thing that some smartphones brand are still supported up to the latest one of Android, something barely I've encountered.

    Well money is a money nowadays.
     
  18. oneeye

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    Ha! I have the same unit, with almost all the same settings & apps, namely Sophos. I'm also a long time Malwarebytes beta tester. Join on the G+ page for anyone interested. I used Adgaurd back when it was free, right after they were booted by Google. But these days, I have several, open source, free, adblockers. https://Blockthis.com was one of the first. Works well, DNS filtering like Adgaurd and Disconnect. Filters phishing/ malware, besides ads. I should post about these in the proper category. Thanks for all the site upgrades. Nice.
     
  19. oneeye

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    Hi,

    Did you know Avast recently bought Piriform, the developers of C Cleaner? Google Avast & ccleaner for their blog post on it. They pledge to leave it as an independent company, or division. So it's safe for now. It's very highly rated and been around for a long time. Desktop and Android apps available.
     
  20. oneeye

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    Malwarebytes Mobile Security beta has done some serious upgrades. But they are moving to a Premium/Freemium model. See screenshot of new features. Especially the ransomware scans for files that mutate after installing seemingly benign apps. Screenshot_20170810-231023.png
     
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