A friend of mine asked me for help, she currently uses a Samsung phone with android 5.1.1 and misses settings for virus security and cpu in the main settings UI. The "virus" alert should be something with red/yellow/green indicators, she said. Also there should be some settings concerning the operationg system. The change happened during an upgrade I guess.

I cannot figure out what she is speaking about, I have been using a Galaxy 2 and 4 up to now, currently running with 5.0.1

Do you have any idea what I could search for?

I also like to ask if you know an app (no root) for these security issues!?

  • App is not perhaps available. Tell her to try and run software update again. If some files couldn't be installed, t get might be installed. Otherwise it's best to take the phone to a service centre. – Wrichik Basu Aug 11 '17 at 9:47
  • I think you're referring to smart manager, I'll try put a solution and advise me if addresses your issue – xavier_fakerat Aug 11 '17 at 10:16

Based on on description, I think you might be referring to Samsung's Smart Manger. Smart manager gives an overview of the device's RAM, Battery, Clean up as well as Security (contains sn anti-malware engine).

Smart Manager's functions are to manage storage and RAM, scan and optimize data usage to preserve battery levels, and protect from security threats, close all apps running in the background that significantly drain the battery, uninstall unneeded applications, and run malware scans.

See below:

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It is most likely the OS update didn't have Smart Manager. However the good thing is Smart Manager has been renamed Device Maintenance and is available from Google Playstore as long the device is compatible

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  • Thank for this suggestion/answer. I find it helpful for me personally, though it is not that setting my friend meant. – groovehunter Aug 12 '17 at 11:30

What she meant were the developer options, the overlay where system stuff is showm in the upper right...

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