Jump to content

Recommended Posts

My Galaxy S6 is about 2 months old I have bought and paid for the mower version for my Android phone and having abled everything but device administrator the thing that worries me about device administrator is it can change your passwords it can make you change your passwords and it can you erase your phone without your knowledge how often does this happen and what can I do to make sure that it doesn't mess with my phone like that

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Staff

Hi @Flipper81

Malwarebytes for Android does not use device administration rights for erasing mobile devices, nor any other drastic actions.

Device administration is needed for ransomware remediation.

Ransomware is particularity dangerous, and if given device administration rights (accidentally), it can render the device unusable.  By giving Malwarebytes for Android device administration rights, we can remediate ransomware even after it is given privileged rights.

For example, some ransomware may change the device’s user pin.  We can remediate this if given device admin rights to reset the pin (via SMS commands).

Also, device admin rights protect Malwarebytes for Android from being uninstalled by malware.

If you would prefer to not give Malwarebytes for Android device administration rights and forgo protection from ransomware, our application will continue to run without those rights.

Nathan

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

Back to top
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

This site uses cookies - We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.