Android users also worry about single sign-on, unsafe Wi-Fi connections and having their personal data leaked, found the survey.
This new option does definitely make it more attractive for users to advertise in mobile apps once again.
Top concerns for Android mobile users include untrustworthy apps (27%); online payments (20%); and hackers (13%).
Although the majority of consumers are well aware of potential malware attacks on the Android platform, and they overwhelmingly understand the importance of mobile security, they’re still not taking the steps needed to safeguard their devices and they’re reluctant to pay for protection.
In her Internet Trend 2015, Mary Meeker, partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, pointed out that “Adware grew 136% to 410,000 apps between 2013 and first three quarters of 2014, giving attackers access to personal information such as contact, which can subsequently be used to launch phishing attacks”.
In spite of this overwhelming awareness of mobile security threats and the need to protect themselves, nearly half of the respondents admitted to not – or not knowing if they are – using a security app on their Android smartphone, while 50 percent of people were not aware that they needed a third-party mobile security app.
Then, when you close it, it doesn’t automatically close it but gives a couple options – one to stop seeing this particular ad, and another one that says “Ad covers the page” that allows users to report an ad that could incite accidental clicks… a tactic that some less savory app publishers are known to use.
It will be interesting to see how if these types of changes bring confidence back to some advertisers to test in-app advertisements once again. The app is the only all-in-one free speed booster and antivirus app. With one click, users can speed up their devices, or clean up junk files for bigger memory space and longer battery life, while protecting their devices from malware, adware, ransomeware, vulnerabilities or Trojans.
On your Android device; Open the Google Play Store, search and install the Device ID app (by redphx).
In case you want to download APK files from the Google Play Store via your Firefox or Google Chrome browser on your computer, then you should know that you can do this without many problems.
These findings stem from 360 Mobile Security Limited’s, a Chinese developer of mobile antivirus and performance applications, “Android Security Survey 2015”.