Five Ways To Know If StealthGenie Is On Your Android Phone

 

⚠  FlexiSPY does not run surreptitiously as it offers the user the choice of showing the icon on the device if required.

 

They sell their software as being invisible

Nearly all spy phone software advertise on their website that their software is invisible, undetectable, stealth or completely hidden but what does this mean? Usually this means nothing more than simply hiding the software icon which means that, if you take time to look, the spy phone software that is advertised can really be found quite easily. This article will examine the Android visibility claims of StealthGenie and FlexiSPY and test to see, once installed, how easy it is to find StealthGenie and FlexiSPY by showing you where to look and what you will see when you look there. In fact StealthGenie was actually not very well hidden at all.

StealthGenie advertise that their software is in fact 100% undetectable but this is not the case.

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StealthGenie advertise their software is completely hidden but that is not true.

StealthGenie is not completely invisible and can be detected. Here is what we found.

1. StealthGenie was flagged as a virus when scanned by antivirus Most Android phones will have antivirus installed on them to protect them and keep the contents of the phone safe. The majority of spy phone software usually gets flagged as a virus which means that the phone owner will immediately know something has been installed on their phone.

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During installation StealthGenie is flagged as a trojan using 360 antivirus.

 

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StealthGenie is flagged as a virus once installed so it can be easily removed.

We also installed Lookout Antivirus on to the same phone and StealthGenie was flagged as a virus also. Unlike 360 Antivirus Lookout flagged the StealthGenie installer APK file and the program itself as a virus.

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Popular Android antivirus software Lookout also flagged StealthGenie as a virus.

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Lookout Antivirus flagged the installation file as well as StealthGenie itself as a virus.

On the same phone we removed StealthGenie and then installed FlexiSPY. First we scanned the phone using 360 antivirus and no threats were found.

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When scanned by antivirus software FlexiSPY was found to be safe.

We then performed the same scan with Lookout Antivirus. No threats were found.

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Lookout Antivirus also listed FlexiSPY as not being a threat.

2. StealthGenie was unable to hide the SuperSU icon or itself inside SuperSU

To get the most out of Android spy phone software the phone needs to be rooted first. This installs the SuperSU program which has its own icon. Again this means that the phone owner can see this new icon and open SuperSU and find StealthGenie. FlexiSPY allows you to hide SuperSU completely.

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To get the most out of StealthGenie on an Android phone you must root the Android phone first. This will install an application called SuperSU. This application itself will install its own icon as shown in the picture below.

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StealthGenie cannot hide the SuperSU icon which immediately alerts the phone owner.

StealthGenie can hide its own icon but it cannot hide SuperSU. This leads the Android phone owner to question what SuperSU is and so become suspicious that someone has tampered with their phone. Because StealthGenie cannot hide SuperSU it means that, at any time, you can open it and see all programs which have been granted superuser access – including StealthGenie.

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The phone owner only has to tap the SuperSU icon to see StealthGenie listed.

Rooting an Android phone will always install SuperSU. This means that the Android phone owner will immediately see this new icon and see that something has changed. FlexiSPY gives specific directions during installation for how to make sure FlexiSPY is not visible inside SuperSU.

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Only FlexiSPY hides SuperSU during installation for complete stealth.

Once you have followed the directions above, if you go in to SuperSU FlexiSPY will not be listed.

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FlexiSPY hides itself inside SuperSU as well.

But that is not all. FlexiSPY goes even deeper to make sure that their Android software truly is hidden. FlexiSPY hides SuperSU completely.

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FlexiSPY makes hiding SuperSU as simple as possible for complete invisibility.

3. StealthGenie can be uninstalled from the application manager menu

Because only the software icon is hidden spy phone software still acts like normal software meaning it can be removed in the normal way the same as all other Android software. StealthGenie was quick to be removed as you would any other Android application. FlexiSPY did not even appear in the application manager menu once installed.

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Once StealthGenie has been installed on to an Android phone and is supposedly hidden it does not mean that it cannot be uninstalled. In fact StealthGenie makes itself easier to install than other competitors. All you need to do is simply go to Settings > Manage Applications and StealthGenie is listed and can be easily uninstalled in just a few taps.

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Even on a rooted Android phone StealthGenie can still be removed easily.

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It only takes a few taps to completely remove StealthGenie.

FlexiSPY is not listed in any form inside the application manager once it has been installed on to a rooted Android phone which means it cannot be removed by conventional means.

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FlexiSPY is not listed inside the Manage Applications menu which means it cannot be removed.

It can only be removed by the person who installed FlexiSPY on to the Android phone to start with.


4. StealthGenie could be found and uninstalled using third party software

Android phone owners can be rather technical and task manager software really allows them to get the most out of their phone and its performance. It also means that usually the same software can detect spy phone software as well – such as StealthGenie – but FlexiSPY was nowhere to be found.

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During the installation of StealthGenie the name of the process is given. Using third party task manager it is perfectly plausible that the Android phone owner runs Lookout antivirus and sees that it is a virus.

They investigate it further and then use task manager software to remove it completely. In this example we used Android Task Manager which is free from the Google Play Store and it allowed us to see and remove StealthGenie.

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Task Manager can easily find StealthGenie.

StealthGenie can then be removed.

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Because Task Manager software can find StealthGenie it means that it can also remove it.

We used the same task manager program to see if it could find FlexiSPY. Unlike StealthGenie it was not listed as a process and so it could not be removed.

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Even Task Manager software cannot find FlexiSPY once installed.


5. StealthGenie was visible in the download list

After installation the StealthGenie download file was visible so the phone owner can go to the download website and know that StealthGenie is installed on the phone and set about removing it. FlexiSPY leaves no traces at all once installed.

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The final area to look in to is whether or not StealthGenie can be found in the phone browser. After all it does not matter how hidden the program is if the download file or download site can easily be found in the phone browser by the Android phone owner.

Unfortunately, whilst StealthGenie was not found in the browsing history it was found in the download history. This means that the Android phone owner can go to the download URL for StealthGenie that is listed and instantly know what has been installed and set about removing it. Ultimately StealthGenie may say on its website that the software is hidden but it really isn’t.

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The phone owner can simply look at the download list, see the download URL and know that StealthGenie has been installed.

There is one more area to check that and that is the download and browser history to see if FlexiSPY is hidden from there. FlexiSPY was not found in both the browser history and the downloaded files list.

The last thing you want is to install the spy phone software only for the Android phone owner to see where you downloaded it from the next time that they open their browser. FlexiSPY remains undetectable and hides all traces of itself so that even if the Android phone owner tries to look for FlexiSPY it will not be found.

FlexiSPY understands undetectability better than StealthGenie

Spyphone software, no matter the features or price should be about one thing – not getting caught. In all our tests StealthGenie was found in all the places that we looked. On a rooted phone this is unacceptable especially when it can be uninstalled so easily in such an easy way. FlexiSPY on the other hand really harnesses the power of a rooted Android phone.

They use the added power to truly hide their Android spy phone software and it was not present in any of the places we looked compared to the competitors that were visible over and over again. There is no doubt that if you want to spy in complete stealth on an Android phone that FlexiSPY is the spyphone software to pick.

Not only does rooting the Android phone give you far more features with FlexiSPY but, as we have shown it also allows the software to be hidden completely. FlexiSPY even want to help you root an Android phone so, for those of you who are interested in rooting an Android phone to be used with FlexiSPY, you can get assistance with doing that here.

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Author: Marc Harris

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