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Webroot gets into Android security with new app

05 Apr

Webroot Mobile Security for Android is available at Best Buy for $14.99 per device per year.

Webroot Mobile Security against Android is available at Best Buy on account of $14.99 per device per year.

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Security settled Webroot has announced a new app conducive to Android users.

Dubbed Webroot Mobile Security in the place of Android, the application, which runs steady both smartphones and tablets, scans apps towards malware prior to installation. It too checks URLs to block phishing attacks. The app’s identity-shelter feature lets users remotely lock and blow the device, while a map and “obstreperous alert” help users find their corrupt hardware. The app also features the address for users block calls and subject messages.

Webroot Mobile Security for Android strength be coming at the right time. Last month, several malicious applications were found in the Android Market that had made their determined course onto about 260,000 Android-based devices. Google eventually removed the apps from its marketplace and deleted them from the devices they were running in c~tinuance.

Just a few days later, Adobe announced a Flash Player fissure that affected Android devices, in adding to Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris users. The troop said at the time that the fissure could cause a device to shiver or “potentially allow an attacker to take have charge of of the affected system.”

Webroot’s app joins distinct others in trying to protect Android users. Symantec, McAfee, and Lookout are in the midst of the companies that offer Android certainty apps.

Like those other solutions, Webroot’s Mobile Security since Android is available in the Android Market as antidote to free. However, the premium, full-featured selection, which adds remote wipe and the app visitor, is available only via Best Buy. It retails during the term of $14.99 per year per contrivance.

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