McAfee Starts Giving Away its Android Anti-Virus Software
Published on: 24th Feb 2014
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By: Ian Mansfield
Anti virus software vendor McAfee has followed up on a previous announcement and has now many its Android anti virus app available for free in 30 languages.
The free version of McAfee's security app for Android includes enhanced protection features and, for the first time, unlocks security extensions for Intel-based mobile devices.
McAfee Mobile Security is now available for immediate download in the Google Play Store.
McAfee Mobile Security for Android is designed to prevent privacy invasions, data loss, identity theft and device disappearances. It includes anti-theft, anti-virus, app protection, Web protection, call and SMS filtering. In AV-Test's most recent effectiveness test for mobile security products, McAfee Mobile Security received a 100% detection score and was given a top ranking among the 30 vendors that participated in the independent test.
Enhanced McAfee Mobile Security
The latest version of McAfee Mobile Security, including the free version, is now equipped with several new features that are designed to protect consumers against security vulnerabilities and address the problems created by lost or stolen devices. The new Wi-Fi Security feature allows users to connect to any Wi-Fi network with confidence, knowing that McAfee will alert them to any risky or non-password protected networks that they may be connecting to.
McAfee also recently launched McAfee Mobile Security for iOS, which is also available free of charge.