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#1 ravi13agra, Dec 30, 2016
Uninstall it.... You don't need it... Or any other
 
#2 psionandy, Dec 30, 2016
You particularly don't need Clean Master, or any other Cheetah Mobile app. They make their money from the data on your phone, and even if you don't care about that yourself consider how many other people's contacts you have on your phone.
 
#3 Hadron, Dec 30, 2016
... in addition the messages that they display to you are simply made up. I ran it one day and it reported that it had recovered 1.2GB of space. I did NOTHING for 24 hours and ran it again. It reported that it had recovered 1.2GB of space.
.... Thom
 
#4 Thom, Dec 30, 2016
It's not really necessary to have a third-party app installed, you can wipe your app caches by going into your phone's Settings >> Storage.
Also keep in mind that clearing the app caches is not necessary in a practical sense, and that it's only real benefit is when an app has an actual problem. You can continuously wipe the app caches but each time an app is used it will then need to rebuild its cache. Wiping an app's cache can be helpful when it's needed but not as some kind of daily maintenance task.
 
#5 svim, Dec 30, 2016
Really, I use CM security and it has protected me multiple times
 
#6 GlitterPanther, Dec 31, 2016
You probably want to stop doing what you're doing at this point and read the privacy policy that you've agreed to.... after you've done that, feel free to read down through the rest of this.

https://adexchanger.com/mobile/cheetah-mobile-hunts-its-next-prey-mobile-monetization/
If you ask Cheetah CMO Xinhua Liu what Cheetah is, Liu – who quips that the “M” in his CMO title also stands for “monetization” – will say, “We are a data company.”

And that’s because the Cheetah gathers quite a lot of data on its users, everything from device ID, language, how often an app is being used, at what time of day it’s being used and when an app is uninstalled.

Some of Cheetah’s own apps seem built for data collection. Take Clean Master, Cheetah’s antivirus and Android optimizer. Its sole purpose is to scan all of the apps on a user’s phone with the goal of improving speed and performance.

“We are able to know which apps a user is interested in and that allows us to precisely target advertisements to those users,” said Ming.
 
#7 psionandy, Dec 31, 2016 Last edited: Dec 31, 2016
Potentially false positives, I wouldn't trust anything any of their apps tell you.

Given their privacy policy and what they do with your data (and the data of others you may have stored on your phone), CM Security should itself be classed as a security risk and uninstalled ASAP.

If you want device protection, there are plenty of other more honest and reputable apps out there.

OP, as others have said, they're not really needed but I hear good things about SD Maid (although it's not something I'd use myself).
 
#8 El Presidente, Dec 31, 2016
Done that, nothing I havent agreed to before and nothing you haven't agreed to just by turning on a android phone
 
#9 GlitterPanther, Dec 31, 2016

Its completely your choice...if you're happy with that fine... Just in case you skipped over it and didn't read it all (like many people do)

I. SENSITIVE INFORMATION

We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, sexual orientation, criminal background or membership in past organizations, including trade union memberships) on or through an Application.



Oh, and just because you read it yesterday... that doesn't count ;)

K. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter this Policy at any time. You can always check the latest version of our Privacy Policy at http://www.cmcm.com/privacy.html. You must review this Policy on a regular basis to keep yourself apprised of any changes. If you do not agree to any modifications to this Policy, your sole recourse is to immediately stop all use of all Applications, the Services and the Site.
 
#10 psionandy, Dec 31, 2016
Oh, is that saying any app? I thought it was a mistyping and was saying not to send it through thier app. So basically they want to controll what you share?, I mean, im not really seeing the issue here sorry :/
 
#11 GlitterPanther, Dec 31, 2016
Oh look, the full quote

"We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, sexual orientation, criminal background or membership in past organizations, including trade union memberships) on or through an Application, the Services or the Site or otherwise to us."

By an application they mean thier applications, and not to send anything through other applications to them, they are basically asking people not to send THEM personal Information
 
#12 GlitterPanther, Dec 31, 2016
It means you really need to be careful about how you use your device if their software is installed on it.

But hey.. If you (or anyone else) trusts them to have all of this access, thats your personal choice :)

This app has access to:
Device & app history
  • retrieve running apps
  • read sensitive log data
  • read your Web bookmarks and history
Identity
  • find accounts on the device
Contacts
  • find accounts on the device
Phone
  • read phone status and identity
Photos / Media / Files
  • access USB storage filesystem
  • read the contents of your USB storage
  • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
Storage
  • read the contents of your USB storage
  • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
Camera
  • take pictures and videos
Wi-Fi connection information
  • view Wi-Fi connections
Device ID & call information
  • read phone status and identity
Other
  • update component usage statistics
  • close other apps
  • read Home settings and shortcuts
  • write Home settings and shortcuts
  • read Home settings and shortcuts
  • write Home settings and shortcuts
  • receive data from Internet
  • view network connections
  • read battery statistics
  • send sticky broadcast
  • change network connectivity
  • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
  • delete all app cache data
  • expand/collapse status bar
  • measure app storage space
  • full network access
  • change your audio settings
  • draw over other apps
  • control vibration
  • prevent device from sleeping
  • modify system settings
  • set an alarm
  • write web bookmarks and history
  • install shortcuts
  • uninstall shortcuts
 
#13 psionandy, Dec 31, 2016
That was the full quote I quoted...
If you read the whole thing, you can see what you can get using 'an application'
If as you say its a mistyping, I'm sure they'll get round to fixing it if you let them know.



https://adexchanger.com/mobile/cheetah-mobile-hunts-its-next-prey-mobile-monetization/
If you ask Cheetah CMO Xinhua Liu what Cheetah is, Liu – who quips that the “M” in his CMO title also stands for “monetization” – will say, “We are a data company.”

And that’s because the Cheetah gathers quite a lot of data on its users, everything from device ID, language, how often an app is being used, at what time of day it’s being used and when an app is uninstalled.

Some of Cheetah’s own apps seem built for data collection. Take Clean Master, Cheetah’s antivirus and Android optimizer. Its sole purpose is to scan all of the apps on a user’s phone with the goal of improving speed and performance.

“We are able to know which apps a user is interested in and that allows us to precisely target advertisements to those users,” said Ming.
 
#14 psionandy, Dec 31, 2016
So about the same as angry birds?
 
#15 GlitterPanther, Dec 31, 2016
Considerably LESS required for Angry Birds

Permissions for Angry birds below

(They don't seem to want access to your sensitive log files for example)

Version 7.0.0 can access:
In-app purchases
Identity
  • find accounts on the device
Contacts
  • find accounts on the device
Photos/Media/Files
  • read the contents of your USB storage
  • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
Storage
  • read the contents of your USB storage
  • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
Wi-Fi connection information
  • view Wi-Fi connections
Other
  • receive data from Internet
  • view network connections
  • full network access
  • prevent device from sleeping
 
#16 psionandy, Dec 31, 2016 Last edited: Dec 31, 2016
Alright. So maybe they do?
Should I be worried?. God knows my OCD would love that. I cant be bothered worrying over what a app I trust collects, if I didnt trust the app sure. And hey, I use a Huawei, they collect just about as much just from using thier phone. Infact google has all of those permissions and more, heck google even has google ads, which earn them money and collects data, should i block google?
 
#17 GlitterPanther, Dec 31, 2016
Its completely up to you... your phone your choice

personally for me
If the app lies about what it does - I don't use it
If the app asks for more permissions than it needs to do its job - I don't use it
If the app doesn't work - I don't use it
If the app (or other apps made by the developer) leaks information and the company lies about it - I don't use it
If the app is uses dishonest advertising, and astroturfing - I don't use it.
If the app developers behave unethically - I don't use it
If I don't t trust the company who makes it.. I don't use it.


feel free to make your own choice about any app you use/don't use
 
#18 psionandy, Dec 31, 2016
I think this is a pretty safe bet, I use it on my phone and it's been around for Windows PC for years and I've never had a problem with it there either!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.piriform.ccleaner&hl=en
 
#19 hiredgun, Dec 31, 2016
Yes CC Cleaner and Avast, I used those software since their very first versions, never heard bad news about them.
 
#20 lvt, Dec 31, 2016
Since I'm rooted, I use apps like SD Maid and Trimmer (fstrim) for cleaning app caches and junk files.

And I highly recommend to stay the hell away from Clean Master.
 
#21 Revenant Ghost, Dec 31, 2016
Hello and ni hao 你好
Are you employed by Beijing Cheetah Mobile Ltd? Just curious.
 
#22 mikedt, Dec 31, 2016 Last edited: Dec 31, 2016
This fits right in with the other absurdity of 2016.

Since you didn't tell their app to send your personal data ... who is sending it ... only other possibility is Cheetah Mobile.

Since they cannot guarantee the security of the data ... why are they sending it?

A basic truth ... when you catch someone lying to you (and I did) ... and you cannot trust ANYTHING they provide. Its your foot. Ready, aim, fire ...

... Thom
 
#23 Thom, Dec 31, 2016
Is that permission required for Clean Master to take pictures and videos of its users, and then send them(phone home) to the Cheetah Mobile servers in Beijing and Guangzhou?
 
#24 mikedt, Dec 31, 2016
No idea why its there... I know Angry Birds doesn't need it!
 
#25 psionandy, Dec 31, 2016