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Security App query

by santaluciaemilia / March 18, 2013 11:24 PM PDT

Hi, I've recently bought a Huawei Ascend G300 and am trying to decide on a security app. I am in Ireland. Vodafone.ie do offer one run by McAfee which I may install but wanted to research others too.
My main concern is that so many of them request permission to gain access to personal data such as emails and texts which I find too invasive..Is this really necessary or are there some that don't require this access for installation?

Many thanks.

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That's true.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 19, 2013 3:12 AM PDT
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Since a security app such as you noted will scan all emails and more, it has to get access to all that.

How else could it scan attachments and the email for bad things?

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by santaluciaemilia / March 19, 2013 10:00 PM PDT
In reply to: That's true.

thanks. I thought that might be the case. Is there much difference between the free apps ?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2013 2:22 AM PDT
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But you have to recognize FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) that some vendors use to scare folk into paying or upgrading to their protection suites.

Beware any company with any thuggish behavior such as shutting down your internet when their protection suite expires.

PS. What companies do that? Synmantic, Kapersky and possibly others.

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