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I have Samsung Galaxy A6 with Android 8. I have MBAM and other antivirus apps without catching any infection. For camera and microphone protection I have Camera Guard and Micro Guard Pro with Deep Detective Live subscription enabled. As to be sure that camera and mic are protected enough I have Avira internet security with cam and mic protected too.


For better firewall protection I am behind RATtrap firewall.


But this device worries me a lot because free space is rapidly changing. At first the internal storage (storage/emulated/0 was 21.7/23.1Gb.This was visible in iShredder Military. In System Panel 2 app there is 12% of used storage. I keep loosing free space usually the amount of 300Mb when phone is not in use in the evening. Now is only 20.1/23.1Gb of free space.


I have no idea what is happening with this device all I know free space is changing in a strange way.


The questions for you are the following.


Are this installed malware apk that are not detected or combination of both apk and harvested material (camera and mic recordings)?

If I export any system apk with apk analyzer to the storage, free space will rapidly change, so there must be something infected inside.


I have not enough knowledge to remove advanced malware but I think I am loosing this fight.

I think this smartphone will be updated to Android 9, so there still might be hope for it, but I really dont trust android anymore so that is why I bought Librem 5 smartphone from Purism, but I will have to wait for the phone till April 2019.



This smartphone was rarely connected to the internet so chrome browser might not be caching so much that I would loose such amount of free space. Also I do wipe free space with iShredder Military but I will never took back the lost amount of free space.


So, if anyone have any idea what is going on please do help.


Thank you so much!!!

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i think you are overprotected, that is not good. Is your device also rooted?

You are running, too much security App´s on your device.

Unfortunately, I can not comment on that, and so I can not help you.


Please wait here for the experts, to help you out of your issue.

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I would not have all this apps installed if I would not live and work in hostile environment. I will not explain any further. I have the following security apps installed.

Camera and microphone protection:

Camera and Microphone Guard with Deep Detective Live subscription protection

Avira internet security with camera and microphone protection on


Antivirus protection:

Sophos mobile security

Avira internet security

Zoner antivirus

Zone Alarm

ESET mobile security


Antispyware protection:



Antispy mobile PRO


Network protection:

AedanSafe firewall

ARP Guard

Glasswire with its firewall turned off


Antikeylogger app protection:



Bluetooth protection:

I dont use bluetooth

Bluetooth firewall PRO


USSD protection:

G Data ussd filter

USSD wipe stopper

ESET ussd

Avira exploit USSD blocker


Permissions protection:

Privacy app from Snoopwall with sharing disabled (no longer available on Google Play)



Apk analyzer


System information info:

System Panel 2



Finger Security (fingerprint security)

Sophos mobile security (fingerprint security)

Eset mobile security (strong digit pin protection)


Notes security:

Ilocker Secure Notes


Data security:

Ishredder Military (for wiping free space, apk, images….


Encryption security:

Silent Phone with Silent World calls


Also i use strongest and longest pin for entering into phone.


Is that really way too much? What impact would this apps have into my device?

Thank you!



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Hi @REDsign,

With the amount of security apps you have installed on your device creating logs and other benign files, this is most likely what's using up so much storage.  The apps under categories Antivirus/Antispyware could all be considered doing the same thing.  I'm obviously not going to tell you which of these to keep or not as my opinion is bias, but may want to uninstall some of these as there's a lot of overlap.

If you like me to have a deeper look into your device for malicious apps, you can send me an Apps Report.

To send an Apps Report with Malwarebytes for Android use the following instructions.

1.Open the Malwarebytes for Android app.

2.Tap the Menu icon.

3. Tap Your apps.

4. Tap three lines icon in upper right corner.

5. Tap Send to support

Choose an email app to send Apps Report.

Your email app will open with the Apps Report included. Send the Apps Report to create a ticket.

PM me the email used and/or the ticket number assigned.


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