Keep your Android smartphone safe with this top AntiVirus solution

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  • 21 Jun 2012
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  • In their latest report, Symantec, well known for their antivirus and security solutions for PCs and smartphones, released a warning about the increasing number of malware attacks on smartphone OS’s, especially Android. In their opinion, we will see an increasing number of attempts to exploit smartphone vulnerabilities in the near future, as these become more popular. The AntiVirus solution that I propose is not one made by Symantec. I thought I would suggest a solution that is simple, effective and provides all the useful functions.

    Keep your Android smartphone safe with this top AntiVirus solution

    Sophos Mobile Securityis a relatively well known antivirus solution for Android. It is popular with its users and stands out due to increased efficiency. The three important functions that Sophos offers are: virus scanner, anti-theft and privacy advisor. The Antivirus scanner can be set to run in the background, scanning any application that is installed or can act upon request by accessing the function straight from within the app. Scanning is very fast and detection rate is very good.

    The Anti-theft function but does not require root but rather administrative privileges that can be granted from the Android settings. The solution works with a combination of protective measures, such as setting a password for the lockscreen and app, activating the location services and defining phone numbers that can send SMS commands in case the device gets lost or stolen.

    Privacy Advisor displays detailed information about applications and the permissions thei require and provides the option to uninstall the ones you think are unnecessary.

    Sophos Mobile Security

    Sophos Mobile Security offers a great UI that will take a minimum effort to discover all it has to offer. Best part about it, it is offered free of charge.






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