For the sake of facility, Android offers a rich set of features. This is undoubtedly a double-edged sword. An app can easily steal your private information on the phone, including GPS location, contacts, SMS messages, call histories, instant messages, emails, browser histories, photos, videos, appointments in calendar. Moreover, an app can record your phone call, record sound around your phone and open camera recording video in real-time. We call such kind of app as spyware app.
Traditional Anti-Virus vendors have realized the threat of spyware app. They take it as serious as malware and trojan. However, by looking into the real cases, Mobile Privacy Lab has found traditional Anti-Virus vendors missed two key points:
1. In most cases, spy app is installed out of your sight. Someone will take away your phone and install the spy app. Anti-Virus will detect and alarm the virus at once. However, people are holding the phone will immediately discover the alarm and turn off the alarm, making Anti-Virus alarm fail.
MPL AntiSpy can prevent such a threat. Once it found a spy app is installed, it can send you an alert email immediately in backgroud.
2. Anti-Virus is "all or nothing" mode. It won't alarm when a parent control app is used to spying on your phone by your spouse. Because parent control app is supposed to be used to monitor children rightful.
MPL AntiSpy detects and alerts the spyware app according to its behavior. As long as the app spys on your sensitive private data, MPL AntiSpy will alert it.