Anti Spy and Anti Surveillance – find & rid spyware apps
Apr 10, 2015 9:37 AM –
Anti Spy and Anti Surveillance is a simple tool to scan for and rid many spying/surveillance apps that can be installed onto your Android without your knowledge.
Tested on: Samsung Galaxy S5
Pros & Cons:
- Scans for and rids spyware!
- Recommendation: would be helpful if there was active scanning like anti-virus apps.
Many of our users are totally unaware that there are Android apps which can be stealthy installed by someone else that can secretly track your every move while on your device. These apps can listen to phone calls, store a copy of your messages, list your call & text message history, give your location, show your internet history, remotely access your photos, videos or camera and much more. Few companies pre-install this type of software on employee devices in which they distribute as a safety measure. However, much of the usage we hear about in our reviews of these powerful apps are from mates/spouses spying on their counterparts for infidelity. Worse case scenarios are those with malicious intent using them to steal information from the victim.
There’s help though… Anti Spy and Anti Surveillance is a basic app for scanning your Android device for commercial spyware apps and offers easy steps to remove them. Below is a list of the apps it scans for:
- SMS Tracker
- Cell Phone Tracker
- Family Mobile Tracker
In most cases these apps can be hidden from the app drawer so you do not see them in the list of apps. In my evaluation with Anti Spy and Anti Surveillance I had to install one from the list aforementioned. I chose to install SMS Tracker as we receive so many responses about this app from our review. The app is simple to use, just tap the scan button and it looks deeply within the phone and finds any culprits. Once found it offers instructions on how to first uninstall the app (many of these apps have measures to prevent uninstalling), second remove from “Device Administrators” if the app has control there. Finally, you should run the scan again to ensure all spyware is gone.
Please note: you have to manually scan for spyware or surveillance apps as it is not automatic like most anti-virus apps- which routinely scans plus automatically scans any newly installed app.
Anti Spy and Anti Surveillance – Splash Screen
Anti Spy and Anti Surveillance – Scanning
Anti Spy and Anti Surveillance – Threat Found
Anti Spy and Anti Surveillance – How to Remove Threat