Have you ever had the misfortune of having your Android smartphone stolen? Did you wonder if there was a way to track its location and recover it? Or at least a way to make sure that nobody can access the private data you had stored on your device? Well, if you install Bitdefender Mobile Security 2016 on your smartphone and you configure its Anti-Theft module, then there are some things that you can do to either recover your stolen Android smartphone, or wipe the data on it, if you have lost all hope of finding it.
Did you ever lose your Android smartphone? Or your Android tablet? Wouldn't you have liked to have an easy way to find your device and pinpoint its location? Luckily, if you install Bitdefender Mobile Security 2016 on your Android device, this security product will always have you covered if that happens to you. In today's guide, we will share 6 steps you should take, to make sure that you always have a good chance of finding your lost Android device. There's plenty of ground to cover, so let's get started:
Like any popular ecosystem, Android doesn't attract only great apps and people with good intentions. Most malware is designed with the purpose of making money and, with Android being the undisputable leader of the mobile world, it was only a matter of time before malware was going to find its way to this platform. Unfortunately, each new day means many new types of malware are created that are specifically targeting Android devices and users. As the number of Android malware grows exponentially, so do its victims, who can be any Android user.
Whether you realize it or not, the permissions that you give to your installed Android apps are a big deal. They can require all kinds of permissions, depending on what their purpose is and what their developers want to know about you. Most of the permissions Android apps require are necessary, as they are needed for apps to do what they are supposed to do. For instance, a phone caller app needs permission to access your contacts. However, there are dodgy apps in the Google Play Store that ask for more permissions than they actually need.
One specific feature that many users want on their Android smartphones and tablets is a way to protect their sensitive Android apps. For example, you are a parent and you want to give your smartphone to your child, to play some game, and you want to make sure that he or she can't access certain apps, which are not suited for children. Or maybe you have some apps that contain confidential information and you want to make sure that only you can access them and not your significant other, your children or other people who may know the PIN you have set on your smartphone.
When you browse the web and install applications of all kinds, you expose yourself to malware threats, including adware. You know, the kind of programs that show you annoying ads for things you don't need and other nasty behavior like that. If you don't have a proper security solution installed like an internet security suite, you may get your computer infected with adware and you may want a free tool that can help you get rid of it. Bitdefender has recently launched a free tool named Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC.
Given the enormous amount of software available today and the huge number of websites that you can access, users may be tempted to install programs they don't really need, just to see what they can do, or access websites that don't provide any real value, just because they are curious. When that happens, chances are that some traces will remain even if you delete the unwanted material. Things like: temporary files that eat up disk space, unwanted cookies that might track too much data about you, history files, invalid registry entries and so on.
Although technology has evolved a lot and computers nowadays possess a rather high processing power, you might come across certain software that is either poorly optimized or just requires lots of resources. This can happen either at work, while using your daily office applications or at home, while enjoying a movie, playing a game or engaging in other entertaining activities. In such scenarios, you might just benefit from using software that automatically manages the resource consumption of your computer in order to improve your experience depending on the scenario you are in.
In this article about Bitdefender's Parental Control product we take a look at reports. We will share how to use them, why you should use them and what kind of information they can provide about your child's computing activities. But enough chit-chat, let's get started.
In a time when online privacy is a highly debated topic, those of you who have children are likely thinking about how to protect them from inappropriate websites, games and all kinds of information that's not suitable for them. That's why many security companies offer parental control features, including Bitdefender. In today's article we will take an in-depth look at the Parental Control features included in Bitdefender security products, explain what they do and how they work. Let's get started: