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I have Samsung J5. And it has its own security manager which cleans unnecessary data and detects malware. Will it protect my phone from this malware?

Asked 2018-02-15 14:18:57 by Anonymous

Answered by NewsBytes

The best way to protect yourself from this malvertising is to have any anti-virus suite on your phone. Since your Samsung J5 already has in-built security manager, in all likelihood, it would protect you from this cryptocurrency malvertising.

Which antivirus app is better: 360 security, Clean Master, Hi Security, Norton or Avast? I already have 360, Clean Master and Hi on my phone for a long time.

Asked 2018-02-15 14:13:50 by Anonymous

Answered by NewsBytes

There are several anti-virus apps available on Play Store, and since they work on the same principle of identifying threats, it is difficult to judge which app works best. However, AV-Test, an independent security institute, compiles a list of best anti-virus apps every few months. According to the latest list, Avast tops in terms of protection. You can view the complete list here.

Can Clean Master keep my phone being safe?

Asked 2018-02-15 09:08:43 by Anonymous

Answered by NewsBytes

The app 'Clean Master' plays dual role of being an anti-virus and junk file cleaner. The anti-virus suite of this app will keep your phone safe against this malvertising campaign.

Even for PC antivirus is heavy, for smartphones it is in itself a death sentence.

Asked 2018-02-15 05:49:46 by Anonymous

Answered by NewsBytes

Generally, anti-virus suites are considered to be heavy, which in turn might make the smartphones slow. However, you can check the list of best anti-virus suites based on their usability. This list has been released by an independent security institute.

Which android apps have been affected by this malware? Can we get the list of apps?

Asked 2018-02-14 22:12:19 by Anonymous

Answered by NewsBytes

The company, Malwarebytes Labs, hasn't released the list of apps impacted by this malware. However, the following domains are being used in malvertising: recycloped.com, rcyclmnr.com, rcylpd.com, rcyclmnrepv.com, rcyclmnrprd.com and rcyclmnrhgntry.com.

Does it affect Android one device with latest security patch update? If yes how can we protect our device?

Asked 2018-02-14 20:30:36 by Anonymous

Answered by NewsBytes

The company, which reported the malvertising campaign, didn't divulge information about which Android versions got impacted. We can't say for sure if Android One devices have been affected by this. The best way to protect your phone is to download an anti-virus suite.

What about iOS users?

Asked 2018-02-14 18:11:45 by Anonymous

Answered by NewsBytes

As per the reports, this cryptocurrency miner malware hasn't hit any iOS user.

Does McAfee security protect us from cryptocurrency miner malware? Is the antivirus safe for me?

Asked 2018-02-14 18:07:15 by Anonymous

Answered by NewsBytes

The best way to protect yourself from the cryptocurrency miner malware is to install an anti-virus suite on your phone. Any anti-virus suite including McAfee would protect your phone from this malvertising.