Bitdefender Upgrades Android Anti-Virus Software
Published on: 20th May 2014
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Anti virus software vendor, Bitdefender has launched a deeper layer of protection for Android users by adding a new App Lock module to ensure that device owners can decide who has access to their apps.
The new Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus now lets users restrict access to the apps of their choosing with App Lock. This feature can block access to sensitive data, adding a further layer of privacy protection by allowing the device owner to input a Bitdefender PIN code to allow access to selected apps.
"With Bitdefender Mobile Security, we're aiming to prevent the spread of malware and enhance user convenience," states Catalin Cosoi, Chief Security Strategist at Bitdefender. "Through the addition of App Lock, we look to increase the security of the apps that the device owner has chosen to install. With our latest upgrade, we believe we are coming very close to the ideal security solution for Android."
App Lock displays a list of installed apps and lets the user take extra precautions by restricting access to those that could be used to spend money, violate the owner's privacy or perform other unwanted actions.
Besides protecting users from potentially dangerous apps, the new Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus comes with on-demand scanning, remote locking with Anti-Theft, minimised battery impact and antivirus software.