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Smartphone protection
March 4, 2022
10:59 pm
Mt. Pleasant (Chs), SC
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HNY, Y’all!!  God Bless U In ’22!!

Ever heard of Safe Life Tips blog?

It has an article about Android protection app ‘TotalAV’!?  $3!!

The price is a turn-off because nothing’s that cheap!  Right!?

I’m inundated w scam calls!  Trying to find relief from this & protect my info!  My Stuff Bores Me, don’t see how anyone else could be interested!!

Maybe it’s time to invest in a private whatchamacallit – & Sometimer’s Meds!!  




Bon Chance!!
Jim, 1RCS

March 6, 2022
11:29 am
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No, I had not heard of the Safe Life Tips blog. And, I generally am against anti-virus apps for my phone. Technically, phones can not get “viruses.” There are, of course, many other types of malware. I think it’s best to just be careful what you click on, and use the “tune up” tools that come with your phone – under settings in my Samsung there is “Device Care” that will optimize your system.

It appear that the $3 price is a very special deal from the Safe LIfe Tips blog. In the reviews of the app, most people talk about $8.95/month and there are many one-star reviews. Personally, I would not get it.

You can do further research by googling for “Total AV for Android reviews” then, ignore the top results which are labeled “Ad” and try to find a link to a publication you trust, I found this from PCMagazine.

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