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.
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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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.
On the same phone we removed StealthGenie and then installed FlexiSPY. First we scanned the phone using 360 antivirus and no threats were found.
We then performed the same scan with Lookout Antivirus. No threats were found.
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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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.
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.
Once you have followed the directions above, if you go in to SuperSU FlexiSPY will not be listed.
But that is not all. FlexiSPY goes even deeper to make sure that their Android software truly is hidden. FlexiSPY hides SuperSU completely.
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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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.
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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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.
StealthGenie can then be removed.
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.
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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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.
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.