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AVG Security Advisor, Michael McKinnon, shows you the 5 permissions you should be aware of when installing apps on your Android device.

1. Access to Internet: be careful that the permission being asked for is appropriate to the app

2. Access to phone and call information: apps will be able to view your call history, send text messages and incur additional costs without you knowing.

3. GPS & precise location: does the app really need your precise location or even access to your GPS?

4.Access to photos/media/files: ensure you only give access to trustworthy apps, with this permissions they have the ability to access a lot of data on your phone.

5. Camera & Microphone access: Apps can access them at anytime and take photos or record audio without you knowing. Make sure you provide access to apps you trust.

If you're unsure about why the app is asking for you to provide a particular permissions, you can always contact the developer and ask them to clarify.

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For more great tips and advice visit the AVG blog at:
http://now.avg.com

Visit http://www.avg.com to find out more about AVG products for your PC, Mac, mobile phones and tablets.

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