CM (Cleanmaster) Security Is A Combined Anti-Malware, Junk Files Cleaner & Call Blocker For Android

To what extent is Android susceptible to viruses, malware and other malicious threats from the internet has always been a topic of debate. And although the world’s most popular mobile operating system comes with some built-in security measures in place, there’s no shortage of third-party anti-malware apps on Google Play Store either to enhance security, with some offering really advanced features that usually come at a cost. Similarly, there are apps out there that help you clean up your device’s storage to get rid of some useless files that are just taking up space. CM (Cleanmaster) Security however, aims to provide you with a simple-to-use solution for both malware and junk file cleanup at a price tag of free. In addition, it also throws in a handy call blocking feature.

The interface of CM (Cleanmaster) Security isn’t exactly remarkable, but it still is beautiful in its own way, and looks fairly modern. The home screen also changes color according to the device’s condition.

Tapping the slick ‘Scan’ button at the center of the home screen begins the scan, which generally lasts from a few seconds to a couple of minutes depending on the number of apps and files on your phone or tablet. If you’re wondering what areas are scrutinized during the scan, the app goes through your third-party and preinstalled apps, internal and external storage, and other items deemed as critical for proper functioning of your phone.

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Once the scan finishes, the app displays the type of threats and vulnerabilities that require your utmost attention. The antivirus engine is powered by Kingsoft cloud technology, so you can have the piece of mind that the files were scanned using a powerful solution. You can either fix each issue in the pipeline individually, or tap ‘Resolve All’ to fix all the detected problems in one go.


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You can also download an additional junk clean up component to remove unwanted tidbits and temporary items from your device and reclaim your storage space. As mentioned earlier, CM (CleanMaster) Security also comes with a call blocking feature that enables you to block undesired or annoying callers for good. All you have to do is tap Call Blocking from the menu, and then specify the caller’s number.

The Settings screen of the app lets you toggle two really handy options namely Schedule Scan and Safe Browsing. The former is pretty much self explanatory, while the later block malicious websites from your default web browser, providing a safer web browsing environment. Other than that, you can manage your trusted apps by creating a whitelist, change UI language, and toggle auto update of virus definitions and real-time protection.

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You can download the CM (CleanMaster) Security for free via the link provided below.

Install CM (CleanMaster) Security from Play Store

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  • http://www.greggdeselms.com/ Gregg L. DesElms

    This “CM (Cleanmaster) Security” app is made by the same people who make this…

    CleanMaster
    http://bit.ly/1dKUftQ

    …which definitely SEEMS nice, but which has a nasty habit of…

    a) prompting the user to clean his/her phone even if s/he has turned-off that feature in the app’s settings (nothing is more obnoxious than an app that ignores its settings); and it,

    b) prompts the user to delete all large files as part of clean-up (and so if one’s not careful, one ends-up deleting all movie files one may have on one’s external SD card); and it,

    c) prompts to remove (and/or removes by default unless stopped) all empty folders (and so folders created by apps when installed, but which may not have anything in them yet because said apps haven’t been used yet; and so when the app is finally used, it can’t find its folder and crashes).

    When I wrote to the dev about it, s/he apparently didn’t think it was worthy of even a response, much less an explanation or indication of whether s/he thought it was a problem, or what, if anything, s/he planned to do about it.

    I don’t know about anyone else, here, but a dev like that is arrogant and clueless, and not worthy of having any of its apps on at least *MY* Android device.

    Plus, don’t be too overly impressed with this “CM (Cleanmaster) Security” app. Even only the freeware version of…

    Zoner Antivirus Free
    http://bit.ly/LfsNY8

    …is every bit as good as “CM (Cleanmaster) Security” and it was just about the only one that scored well back in 2011 when there was that big almost-scandal when AV-TEST declared that pretty much every single (except Zoner) Android antivirus product was basically worthless. When all the big-name players in antivirus whose products were declared worthless decided to fix the things that AV-TEST found wrong with their apps, they all downloaded and installed and tested and dissected Zoner…

    …which is even better, now, than it was then. In fact, if one’s willing to pay for…

    Zoner Mobile Security
    http://bit.ly/15App9x

    …(just once; no monthly fees) one can get a best-of-breed antivirus (and many other features) tool that’s pretty much best-of-breed… though admittedly without the big-brand name recognition of something like AVG or Kaspersky, etc. Trust me, though, it’s as good as antivirus gets; and it contains all manner of other features very similar to (actually more than) the “CM (Cleanmaster) Security” app.

    Add that to the fact that Zoner actually answers its emails, and doesn’t do really obnoxious things like I listed, above, and there are many reasons, indeed, to not even consider “CM (Cleanmaster) Security”.

    Add to Zoner this badboy…

    Denper’s Addons Detector
    http://bit.ly/13oCOdV

    …to detect (and even remove and guard against, in real time) apps containing adware — particularly push ads — and, together, you’ve got pretty much all the protection you could possibly need… at least if your phone’s not rooted.

    If it’s rooted, then, yes, you could add a firewall and a realtime ad-blocker; but I never recommend rooting one’s phone unless you’re a technogeek who actually ENJOYS turning a perfectly serviceable phone into a persnickety, temperamental, always-needs-to-be-fiddled-with nightmare with a voided warranty that sends the user into one or more forums where other geeks live to ask questions about why things aren’t working and then get bad advice to fix it, just so s/he can say s/he’s “in control” of his/her phone, and is able to dig down into its bowels and do cool stuff.

    The only other thing I might recommend adding is…

    Malwarebytes
    http://bit.ly/1dKYXrs

    …simply because, seriously, few products of its type — whether for Android or Windows — have as good of a “zero day” detection capability. Yes its anti-malware database is good, but, honestly, it’s not really any better than even mediocre anti-malware products out there. But its “zero day” anti-malware detection algorithm is probably best-of-breed; and so it’s a fantastic thing to have on any machine — Windows or Android — in addition to whatever is one’s core anti-malware tool.

    Trust me when I tell you that the three tools I’ve herein prescribed…

    1) Zoner
    2) Addons Detector
    3) Malwarebytes

    …will provide pretty much any Android device — especially and unrooted one — with all the protection one needs; and even only Zoner, alone, puts “CM (Cleanmaster) Security” to shame.

    And if the maker of “CM (Cleanmaster) Security” reads this and wonders to himself/herself why I’ve so gone after him/her, here, my response is simple: START ANSWERING YOUR CUSTOMERS’ EMAILS, AND AT LEAST PRETENDING LIKE YOU GIVE A DAMN ABOUT WHAT’S IN THEM!

    __________________________________
    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

    Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi.
    Veritas nimium altercando amittitur.

    • Fabricio

      I find your comment highly useful, thank you Gregg.

  • P Williams

    I have only recently purchased a smart phone and saw Clean Master (Cleaner) on the play store and installed it to clean up junk on the phone. Then I started researching mobile security and was surprised to see CM with top marks on AV-Test. I then thought I had all the internet security I needed after reading you should not put more than one anti-virus package on a phone. I then read on the CM forum that I should install CM Security also. This has really confused me. Can I install both without breaking the rule of having two security systems clashing with each other?

    • Luo Lisa

      There is no problem having Clean Master and CM Security, CM covers the basic mobile security need, like scanning for virus, malware, but CM Security provides more professional security protection for your phone, like call blocking, fixing system vulnerbility, scheduled scan. Hopes this can help you.

    • Umer

      u cn hv clean master as far as its nt antivirus,,,if its jus a cleanup tool u cn have it,,bt cnt have two antivirus software’s at the same time as they will clash with each other

  • wb

    Call Block feature only sends the call to voicemail.

  • isaura

    Is there any danger of any of your pics being deleted when it scans your sd card? Something. ..possibly one of my apps w the wrong permissions has taken , hidden, or deleted all but 18 pics in my default camera folder. ..on my note 3 internal memory. I am sick over this.I haven’t figured how to get them back but in the meantime I think I may need security system. I’m just so afraid of any of my pictures on my SD card being deleted.

  • irisrett

    Using cm security how do I delete duplicate files? How do i know I’m not deleting the only one? Ex:video,pic,or music