When it comes to spy phone software you want to use one that is completely hidden once installed. On an Android phone there are many different areas where spy phone software could potentially be found if it is not hidden properly. In fact many spy phone software advertises itself as being ‘undetectable’ or ‘completely hidden’ but this means simply hiding the software icon – nothing more.
This article looks at Mobistealth to see if the claims on its website of it being hidden are true or, if not, how and where the software can be found once installed on the Android TARGET device. After that, the same areas will be looked at with FlexiSPY installed to see just how well Mobistealth and FlexiSPY are hidden on an Android TARGET phone.
Mobistealth sells their software as being invisible
Mobistealth advertise that their software is in fact 100% undetectable but this is not the case.
Mobistealth is not completely invisible and can be detected.
Here is what we found.
From our testing, Mobistealth was not very well hidden at all.
1. Mobistealth was flagged as a virus when scanned by antivirus.
Antivirus software is one way to find spy phone software that is advertised as being hidden. Mobistealth was no exception to this and was flagged as a virus during testing from two different Android antivirus programs used during testing. FlexiSPY on the other hand, when scanned by the same two antivirus programs was completely safe.
2. Mobistealth was unable to hide the SuperSU icon or itself from SuperSU.
Whilst Mobistealth can hide its own icon it cannot hide the SuperSU icon that appears after successfully rooting an Android device. Nor can Mobistealth remove itself from SuperSU once it has been granted permissions which are required for certain Mobistealth features to work.
This means that the phone owner will automatically know something has changed because of the new SuperSU icon which has appeared and they can then investigate it further and find Mobistealth and remove it. In comparison to this only FlexiSPY hides SuperSU during installation and hides itself from being visible inside SuperSU as well.
3. Mobistealth can be uninstalled from the application manager menu.
Because Mobistealth only hides its own icon it still appears in the application manager menu which means it can still be removed the same way as any other normal Android application installed on the phone. The phone owner can simply go through the list of installed applications and remove the ones that they are unfamiliar with, such as Mobistealth.
FlexiSPY gets around this by hiding itself from the Manage Applications list so that there is no easy way to remove it.
4. Mobistealth could be found and uninstalled using third party software
Because only the icon is hidden third party task manager software was also able to show Mobistealth and, through that program, Mobistealth could then be removed by the phone owner. If spy phone software is being advertised as being hidden then this should not be possible. In contrast to this, the very same Task Manager that was used to find and uninstall Mobistealth was unable to find and uninstall FlexiSPY proving that FlexiSPY is far better stealth than Mobistealth.
5. Mobistealth was visible in the download list
You can see the Mobistealth APK file that was downloaded to install the software in the download history. The Android phone owner only needs to visit the same website listed underneath the name of the Mobistealth download to find out that Mobistealth has been installed on to their phone. FlexiSPY leaves no traces in the Android phone web browser or download history once it is installed.
FlexiSPY Gives You Real Android Stealth Software
Mobistealth and all competitors we have reviewed, when they are stacked up against FlexiSPY, are just visible in too many key areas. Mobistealth proved no trouble when we took the time to search and find it.
Even though Mobistealth advertises their software as being hidden or that the person will never know they are being monitored it is time to separate fact from fiction. In truth, Mobistealth is easy to find if you just take the time to look and the fact that it can be seen in the download history and is not automatically deleted can really compromise the person who put it there to start with.
That is hardly what you want spy software to do. End up getting you caught because it was not as hidden as they said it was. All competitors reviewed are the same in this regard. Therefore, for complete stealth when spying on an Android phone, a rooted phone with FlexiSPY is the way forward. 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.
Below you can find the detailed specifications of Mobistealth used during testing, the Android TARGET device and further information about all software used during testing.