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Does the Malware Bytes Premium phone version also look for tracking apps on your phone? I mean if someone else chooses to hack your phone to read your messages, would it get detected by the Malware app? 

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Hi @Avocado,

In short, yes.  We detect as Monitor/Spyware.  This is also referred to as "stalkerware".


  • If you suspect someone is using such an app on your device, and you are at risk of abuse, don't just uninstall after detection.  Many of these apps send an email to abuser's when uninstalled.
  • Many of these apps can monitor web activity, so even Googling keywords about stalkerware could trigger abuser.

If you suspect your device is being monitor, I would find a safe device (perhaps a library PC) and follow the advice here:  https://blog.malwarebytes.com/stalkerware/2019/07/helping-survivors-of-domestic-abuse-what-to-do-when-you-find-stalkerware/


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