TrustGo Carrier IQ detects the existence of Carrier IQ on your phone. Carrier IQ is embedded diagnostic software that has been pre-installed on over 140 million phones globally. The software is specifically used to track a phone's location, keystrokes, web pages visited, call activity and other information. These precise details of your phone's usage may then be relayed to network operators.
TrustGo Carrier IQ Detector is part of the TrustGo Antivirus & Security family.
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TrustGo Antivirus & Security provides the best all-around protection for your phone from malware, spyware and trojans. Remotely locate your phone, lock your phone, set off an alarm or simply wipe your personal information if your phone is missing or stolen.
• Carrier IQ Detection - Detects the existence and locates the presence of Carrier IQ on your phone
• Arms User With Information - Allows you to make better purchasing decisions of handsets and network operators
More information on Carrier IQ
While Carrier IQ is said to be designed to help measure performance and user experience, it does not provide an opt-out mechanism for consumers.. The company recently came under fire from security researchers and privacy advocates not just for the data gathered, but also its lack of transparency in the use of such information. In the US, device makers including Sprint, HTC, Samsung, Nokia and RIM are known to be partners, and network operators AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile have admitted to using carrier IQ.
Removal of Carrier IQ
Carrier IQ Detector does not remove carrier IQ software which is embedded deeply within with the handset’s firmware. It functions purely as a detection device. Complete removal of Carrier IQ requires special access privileges and technical knowledge. Side effects of failed self-modification may include compromised security and the inability to receive future firmware updates. If you’re uncomfortable modifying your device, your best course of action is to contact your mobile carrier regarding their use of Carrier IQ software.
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