Evjl's Rain

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This is my config. I don't use my phone that much and I hate password because I live alone. The phone is almost empty with no personal info or important data
just enable password when I'm with my family

I'm a battery-saving guy. I don't care about anything else but battery life

I recharge my phone every 2-3 days

Also usability is important. I don't want to install any app which is not useful for me like password manager or AV
I monitor battery usage and performance strictly
 
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Parsh

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Why not have an antivirus when you've installed apps from outside sources.. you know the Play Store and outside apps can directly or indirectly be exploited.
Sophos has a high rated free AV with essential features. Otherwise, have you enabled Google Play Protect for regular scanning?
 

Evjl's Rain

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Why not have an antivirus when you've installed apps from outside sources.. you know the Play Store and outside apps can directly or indirectly be exploited.
Sophos has a high rated free AV with essential features. Otherwise, have you enabled Google Play Protect for regular scanning?
tks for your in put but I installed those apps from apkmirror. I always find AVs on android are absolutely useless and juice-wasting
I scanned my phone with 3-4 reputable AVs already then I stopped installing new apps
I resticted apps from background data
 

LukeLovesSecurity

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If you hate passwords, I recommend you use your fingerprint. It's better than nothing, considering if I stole your phone I would be able to get away with it.

Also consider using an antivirus, at least for on-demand as you expressed it is draining your phone's performance.
 
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Evjl's Rain

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If you hate passwords, I recommend you use your fingerprint. It's better than nothing, considering if I stole your phone I would be able to get away with it.

Also consider using an antivirus, at least for on-demand as you expressed it is draining your phone's performance.
thank you for your comment
I do use fingerprint scanner for a while but now I temporarily disable it for better productivity. it annoyed me sometimes due to sensitivity issue, also for pin code

I did scan my phone with google play protect and several AVs, then I uninstalled them immediately. I will scan again if I want to install something new. Before that, I scan the apk with virustotal and metadefender so AVs usually don't have any use for me

my phone has nothing important, I can fully wipe it without any problem
mainly used for web surfing or something fun
 
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LukeLovesSecurity

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thank you for your comment
I do use fingerprint scanner for a while but now I temporarily disable it for better productivity. it annoyed me sometimes due to sensitivity issue, also for pin code

I did scan my phone with google play protect and several AVs, then I uninstalled them immediately. I will scan again if I eant to install something new. Before that, I scan the apk with virustotal and metadefender so AVs usually don't have any use for me

my phone has nothing important, I can fully wipe it without any problem
mainly used for web surfing or something fun
Ooohhh... That's a pretty smart idea. Never thought of scanning my files on Android with VirusTotal :D
 
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