The Security Audit screen allows you to enhance your privacy and security in Malwarebytes for Android and ChromeOS version 3. In the app, tap the Menu icon, then tap Security Audit to view the different features. All features display as either Secure Settings or Insecure Settings, indicating if any feature's current state poses a security risk. This article details features found on this screen.
This feature maps to the Android Developer Options screen, which allows the device to be used as a development platform. This mode disables many security features and allows developers to control these features through code rather than the user interface. Presence of this feature depends on your device's hardware and software.
Device PIN, Pattern, or Password
This feature determines what additional information is needed to unlock your device. Only one option may be selected at a time.
This feature allows you to safeguard your data by enabling encryption on your device.
This feature maps to the Android Wireless/Networks screen, which allows communication with another device using Near Field Communication (NFC). Presence of this feature depends on your device's hardware and software.
This feature maps to the Android Wireless/Networks screen, which allows a device to transfer information to or from another Android device if Near Field Communication (NFC) is enabled. Presence of this feature depends on your device's hardware and software.
Google Play Protect
Android 8 (Oreo) introduced this optional feature to test apps and assure they are not malicious. We recommend enabling this feature for additional protection.
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