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Impovement of Malwarebytes app for Android

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Can I suggest an improvement for mobile versions of Malwarebytes app?

The current mobile version allows real time protection, however that often makes the Android devices run noticeably slower, so some users turn off real time protection in place of enabling the automatic scans that run on schedule. But there is still a threat related to downloading a malicious update of an application, because Google Play updates all apps automatically and some of us have on our devices rather unpopular applications from Google Play (such apps have low number of installations and developed by rather doubtful / unknown companies). Even though Google Play seemingly does the job of verifying apps against potential AV threats, I'd think of having an additional option in Malwarebytes that would enable automatic scans of any updates that come from Google Play. Does this make any sense?


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Well, what you COULD do is make sure you have the latest updates, then put your phone in Airplane mode, scan it, and it nothing is found, WHITELIST the whole thing.  That way, MBAM would only have to scan new items - including updates to current ones, as they come in.  A bit of effort to set up initially, but if you really want to see an improvement in execution times .....

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I have also noticed malwarebytes runs terrible on android! I have a older tablet dual core i will post the cpu z specs sometime but the tablet stops useless i have it set up to only run after midnight so it's finished by the time i need to use it and allot of times i have to stop it because it's still running and nothing else will run! 


I have only been learning about and catching up with android for 4 years or so, I was forced to get a stupid smart phone that I hate and don't use the data or minutes in my plan i was forced to get that last year. 

Last year I started learning tv boxes android based libreelec based all Linux based os, tv boxes are a market that needs malwarebytes so bad because they use 3rd party software to stream tv and movies but right now malwarebytes is too resource intensive for these boxes i would love to have more conferences with malwarebytes about tv boxes and what the technology requirements are if you take to much away it won't stream or run right! 

I have 2 tv boxes one of those I'm willing to make it a guinea pig for testing purposes! Malwarebytes needs to work on the android os the Linux foundation best example i can give is there used to be Norton for windows xp fixed windows errors problems everything, I have and see a big need for this on android i never learned Linux it was too intensely input based and more strict and complicated than dos so I learned dos batch sys registry editing windows. It was all so fluid and easy in my eyes, now it's all worthless 20 or something years of learning is useless because everything is android apple or even windows 10


I rely on technology and software and forums like this one and funny as it sounds YouTube to learn more and try to keep up! A malwarebytes mtbs for android that we can put on a mini sd card then insert in any tablet phone or tv box and fix stabilize it and get it running again i just had to factory reset my tablets andthere still not working right


Also with android it would be nice to have crap ware tabs and phones come with chat games Google this or that magazines remotes etc i spent 15 minutes just shutting crap ware off that these tablets load elderly grouchy old fart wanna bes like me don't want or need all that


Also what advanced networking tools are there i see a pretty impressive arsenal in mtbs tool kit but what do we have for vpns? Who is it? Trace and identify hacks or pings etc 

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