Description: Spyware on mobile phones is a real issue and online security is more important now than it has ever been. With nearly all of our personal and private data capable of being stored into our mobile phones, there is a risk of potentially malicious apps trying to access parts of your phone that they have no business getting into. D-Vasive Anti Spy Pro can help you avoid those situations by alerting you if a potentially malicious application should try to access something like your location or your camera. Once you're alerted, you can use D-Vasive to lock that portion of your phone down so as to not allow any unauthorized access.
How It Works: First things first, you'll need to head to Play Store and pick up D-Vasive Anti Spy Pro, and definitely give the free version a shot before you grab the pro version so you have an idea of how the application works.
D-Vasive helps protect your privacy from invasive apps, so that you can ensure no apps are trying to access parts of your phone without you knowing.
If an application is trying to access your WiFi connections, your Bluetooth, your camera, or you microphone, D-Vasive Anti Spy will alert you to the action and you can immediately lock down those functions, stopping the app dead in it's tracks.
The free version of D-Vasive will alert you to the presence of any app trying to open and gain access to the WiFi connection information, the bluetooth, the camera, mic, and the gps location. It will also list which apps are tracking your location.
You can also use the free version of D-Vasive Anti Spy to change the alert options, and if you wish you can change and set desired time intervals between checks so you don't have to remember to do so manually.
With D-Vasive Anti Spy Pro, you can have the alerts come in for when an app is trying to access all those functions of your phone and on top of that, you can actually secure them and lock them down, shutting out malicious apps that want to access those features.
You can also pause the detection alerts should you ever have the need to do so, like if you're in an meeting or somewhere else that may be a quiet environment. If you prefer to have the detection alerts stay on at all times but you still need them to stay as silent as possible, you can turn on the silent alert mode or turn off the alert sounds and set the alerts to vibrate. Alerts settings are configurable on an individual level, so you set them by tapping no each specific icon(i.e. camera, WiFi, etc.).
Opinion: This can be a great little app for anyone that wants better control over their apps and phone functions, as you can never be too careful these days. If you want to stay in the know about which apps may be trying to access private data and features of your phone like location or camera, you need an app like D-Vasive Anti Spy.The UI was rather easy to use and getting to all of the settings was as simple as one tap.
- Speed (4/5) - It's a fairly simple app in terms of what you interact with, which seems to keep it speedy and quick to respond
- Features ( 4/5) - For the simple but useful features that this application provides, it's a great idea to keep around
- Theme (4.5/5) - The interface is actually pretty cool, and well designed. The image of the pad lock helps to convey when things are locked down and when they're not.
- Overall (4.5/5) - You may be lucky and never need to lock things down, but it's better to be prepared and not need something then to need something and not be prepared.
- Detection of when apps start up without your permission
- easy to use interface
- Walkthrough instructions/help guide to acquaint new users
- set interval check times
- secure apps(pro only)
- pause detection and set detection alerts to silent mode(pro only)
- Dial calibration could still be an issue with free version of the application
Conclusion: I personally hadn't put much thought into the necessities of an app like this before now, but after having used it I can understand the benefits and would recommend it to anyone who wants to be aware of if and when apps would ever try to turn on or access certain phone functions or data. The ability to pause detection at any time gives you full control and should you want the alerts always on but need to be quiet, you can turn on silent alerts or set alerts to vibrate instead of sounding off. The free version is a great way to get acquainted with how the app works, and should you get an alert that a specific app is trying to access stuff without permission, picking up the paid version can help you lock those features or functions down so they're secure.