Using the App Inspector

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You can use the App Inspector to identify any applications that may be compromising your privacy, costing you money, or draining your battery.

Note: WSA Internet Security Plus includes all features except Backup and Sync. For a comparison of products, see our product comparison for consumer products.

To use the App Inspector:

  1. From the main SecureAnywhere Mobile panel, tap Identity & Privacy from the bottom.
  2. Tap App Inspector.
  3. Select from the following:
    • Review Apps - This option identifies any applications that may be a security concern. When the next panel opens, tap the Forward arrow to see the identified list of apps, which exhibit the following behavior:
      • Accessing messages from Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS). SMS is the text communication service used for your mobile device. MMS is an extension of SMS that allows for multimedia content, such as pictures and videos.
      • Making phone calls for additional costs, without prompting you.
      • Accessing information about your account, which could lead to identity theft.
      • Tracking your location through a network or Global Positioning System (GPS), a satellite-based navigation system.
      When the scan completes, Webroot SecureAnywhere lists applications based on their security vulnerability. Some applications listed in the Costs category are legitimate and need access to the phone capabilities, while others do not and may be costing you extra money, for example, if you have a card game that is requesting permission to SMS functionality.
    • Battery Monitor - This option shows the following information:
      • Battery Information - The real-time statistics for your battery, such as its percentage of charge remaining, temperature, etc.
      • Power Usage by App - The percentage of battery power that each app uses, enabling you to determine which apps may be draining your battery. The Power Usage by App shows statistics over time.
      • Current Usage - Real-time usage statistics, available when you tap the Current Usage button at the bottom of the panel. If the device is currently plugged into a USB or AC outlet, the stats are reported for the previous period of time when the device was running on a battery.
        Note: On the Battery Monitor, both the Power Usage by App and Current Usage functionality is only available on version 4.1, also known as Jellybean, and below.
    • Network Monitor - This option shows which apps are currently accessing the network. It provides statistics for the network protocol used, the Local IP and Remote IP addresses, and port connection status. This information can help you discover rogue applications connected to remote hosts outside your country.
  4. Click on a list item to query the Internet WhoIs database. This information provides the following:
    • Remote IP address
    • DNS name corresponding to this IP address
    • Country and region of the connection origin
    • IPS and organization for the remote hosts
    • Latitude and longitude of the remote hosts.
  5. Tap the Pinpoint button to view the host location via Google maps.