May 2016 Newsletter

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Do You Need A Firewall for Your Android?

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The Bottom Line: No. There is no native firewall. There are only apps that work as firewalls. That is a lot of trust in an app not used by the masses and which may have tons of exploitable bugs.

 

Some People Say

 

“The truth is there is no need of firewall for Android device as long as you use reputable Android apps from Google store”

This is nonsense. Google removes hundreds of apps a day from the store. They are removed for reasons that include consumer reports of malware and attacks.

 

“Nope – no need for a firewall. There are no known viruses for Android, other than the hacked apps from china that were pirate apps to start with.”

This is substantially correct but not 100%. There may be no apps replicating from machine to machine but there is tons of malware that will do tons of nasty things.

 

It’s worth pointing out that it’s unlikely that your Android phone or tablet has a virus. What you’re more likely to be seeing is an ad that wants to convince you Android is infected and you need to download an app.

 

fingerPractical Advice: Take personal responsibility for what you install – be mindful.

 

To ensure you don’t install malware through the installation of apps outside of Google Play, open your Settings menu, look for the Security option, then ensure the option for Unknown Sources (allow installation of apps from unknown sources) is disabled.

 

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Practical TIP: All apps use power and looking at battery usage will tell what apps run on you android.

 

 

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finger-downTHESE ARE THE TOP FIREWALLS ON ANDROID AND TABLETS

 

NoRoot Firewall

  • This is appropriate on a non-rooted system to immediate the user to handle outbound network connections on their portable cellular phones.
  • Upon set-up of NoRoot Firewall program, run the app.
  • Once the app initializes, tap on the Begin key to get started with the firewall on your cellular phone.
  • The app will ask you to allow VPN accessibility and you will have to tap the OK key when it requests you the authorization to connect to the VPN.

 

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Every time an app tries to link to the internet, the information packages are directed through the NoRoot Firewall program app to determine whether or not it should permitted to link to the Internet.
The VPN relationship is actually between the NoRoot Firewall program app and your device system.
After using the firewall for a couple of days, an app trying to link to the internet results to a notification message on your Android operating system cabinet from the NoRoot Firewall program revealing that one of the applications in trying to connect. You can then choose to allow or refuse the demand.

 

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LOSTNET NOROOT FIREWALL

  • Significant Features
  • Prevent unwanted apps
  • Prevent cyber-crime associated regions by scan of their IP addresses
  • Ad blocking
  • Information tracking
  • Bundle capturing
  • Several profiles in a single platform
  • No Rooting on the device is required to run the firewall.
  • Virtual VPN connection to regulate your apps.

 

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FIREWALL GOLD

  • Firewall program Silver needs your cell cellphone be rooted to run effectively.
  • The firewall manages all your inbound and confident website visitors.
  • Can be personalized to run not only on your cellphone but on every other webconnected system.
  • You can set up the best protection plan as per your decision and make yourself fear free of any kind of web-based damage.

 

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Interfaces in the android platform showing the ability to customize your mobile device using the firewall Gold to fit your demands

 

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10 Best Tools to Analyze Disk Space on a PC

 

WinDirStat

 

  • Windows Directory Statistics is a great tool used to analyze disk space. It reads the whole directory tree once and presents it in three different views.
  • The directory list, this looks like the tree view of the Windows Explorer only sorted by file/sub-tree size.
  • The tree-map, displaying the directory contents in the form of a tree straight away.
  • The extension list, displays the statistics about the directory files in terms of size and type.

 

Windirstat

The tool gives the RAM size and capacity in use. It scans the whole system for space and utilization of the disk to various memories.
The efficiency and speed of this tool depends on the amount of data scanned, but is compared the fast to others.
Download WinDirStat

 

SpaceSniffer

 

  • It is a convenient, freeware program that helps you understand the structure of the folders and files on your hard drives.
  • Start a scan process and see the overall situation. Single clicking on a given file displays the details in the file.
  • For extra details on a given folder or element in the disk drive, select the folder, then double click. Detailed content will be displayed.
  • If need to understand reason for inadequate space on the media, especially on particular file types, in the search box; type the file type on the filter field and press enter.
    (Example: *.jpg) and press enter. Detailed information about the selected file type will be displayed.
  • You can also filter on file size, file date and combine all filters
    (example: *.jpg;>1mb;<3months;|:yellow)

 

SpaceSniffer

Download SpaceSniffer

 

TreeSize Free

 

The tool displays the folder or drive contents on start-up. It shows the user size of the selected folder, and subfolders. The tree is like Windows Explorer in that you can expand every subfolder within the selected folder or drive and drill down to the file level. The results are visible as Tree-
Size Free scans the selected folder or drive.

 

Download TreeSize Free
The schematic window functionality is shown.

 

Treesize
You can easily navigate through the options tabs and get the desired space allocation and file inspection.

 

Disktective

 

It is a free, portable tool that displays directory size, and the distribution of contents within them.

  • On start-up, select the directory you want to analyze.
  • The selected drive is scanned and the disk capacity is displayed in the form of a pie-chart with the percentage of fragments use within them.
  • The tool is very portable as can be carried in USB to analyze and storage media.

 

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DiskSavvy

 

It is a fast, disk space analyzer. It allows the user to analyze disk space drives like hard disks, shared drives on the network, and NAS storage peripherals. Statistics on the storage is displayed in graphical forms.
There is a Freeware version, a Pro version, and an Ultimate version, each successive version providing additional features. The freeware version accommodates 500k files and a maximum storage space extending to 2 TB.
It permits long filenames, Unicode filenames, and UNC network path names and allows you to copy, move, and delete files directly within the program.

 

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Free Disk Analyzer

 

It displays a tree of the available drives to the left while the right side of the window displays all the subfolders and files in the currently selected folder or drive, the size and the percentage of disk space each subfolder and file uses.
It also shows the disk usage to the bottom on the right side window. Tabs available give the option to sort the folders in different ways. It allows manage the data and files within. I.e. Delete, copy, move, open, move or view the files within the windows explorer.

 

Free Disk Analyzer

 

Scanner

 

It employs an extended pie chart with concentric rings displaying the statistics on the disk usage with the outer segments representing deeper directory ranks.
Moving the mouse on the selected folder or drive will display the detailed contents of the folder or drive like size and the number of items in the drive.
Right-clicking on the selected segment gives additional features like zoom, opening, recycling a file or moving a file from that directory.

 

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RidNacs

 

It is a fast disk space analyzer. Local drives, network drives, or a single drive is scanned to display the detailed contents in graphical or pie-chart.
The scan can be saved in multiple formats like (.txt, .csv, .html, or .xml).with the ability to view or delete them within this app.
Right-clicking on the selected folder or drive opens RidNacs and prompts scanning while in the windows explorer.

 

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GetFoldersize

 

For each folder in the selected folder or drive, the tool displays the total size for all the files in that folder or drive and the number of files and subfolders within the folder or drive.
Can be employed to scan a number of files and folders on internal and external hard drives, CDs and DVDs, and network share drives.
It supports long file and folder names and Unicode characters and the ability to display the file size in bytes, kilobytes, megabytes, and gigabytes.

GetFoldersize allows you to print the folder tree and to save the folder tree and information to a text file.

It is available in a portable version, so you can carry it around with you on a USB flash drive or other external drive.

On installation, an option is added to the context menu in Windows Explorer allowing you to start GetFoldersize and scan a folder by right-clicking on it.

 

GetFoldersize

 

JDiskReport

 

It analyzes selected folder or drive and displays the statistics on a pie chart, ring chart, bar chart, or in a detailed table.

 

  • To scan a directory, click the Scan a file tree button on the toolbar to select a drive or folder and start the scan.
  • The Folders tree view in the left pane presents a Windows Explorer-like tree allowing you to easily access all the subfolders in the selected folder or drive.
  • Multiple tabs at the top of the right pane provide different ways to view the results of the scan.
  • Each tab also has options at the bottom for additional different views. There are buttons on the toolbar that allow you to sort by size or name and to show the file size or number of files on the selected tab as appropriate.

 

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