Three weeks ago we have published a post about the most critical Android vulnerability ever called Stagefright. Thanks to Avast malware analysts we have also gave you a solution in terms of changing your device settings. Basically all you need to do it to turn off the automatic MMS retrieval.

On top of that we also recommend running a scan on your device to find out if you are still in danger or not. There are many apps on Play Store providing such scan for free, but here is our list of the recommended ones. Unfortunately Avast haven’t come up with this feature yet.

All are available for free and are really simple to use. Each of them will probably try to offer you also their mobile antivirus app, but we recommend staying with Avast. Below you can see screenshots with scan results

Stagefright Scan Vulnerability Result in Lookout, Zimperium and ESET Apps

Stagefright Scan Vulnerability Result in Lookout, Zimperium and ESET Apps

Unfortunately any of these apps can’t actually fix the vulnerability for you. They will only tell you if you are affected or not simply by checking the Android version. To fix the vulnerability we recommend

Please note even after you turn of the MMS retrieval in all your messaging apps, all those Stagefright Detector apps will probably give you ‘vulnerable’ result. Because they are not actually checking your device settings, but only it’s version.

Written by Paul B.

My name is Paul and I love Avast since the Home Edition v4.8 (2008). I am recommending it to all my friends, but I realized they don't know how to use it. So I started this site in order to help others getting maximum from this awesome antivirus. Feel free to contact me via Facebook, comments below or this form.

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