With viruses and malware spreading to our mobile devices, mobile security is more important than ever. Our mobile devices contain tons of personal information, which is all potentially vulnerable without users even noticing. Malwarebytes released a free security app for Android today, providing many advanced security features for free.
The app has a host of security features, such as detecting malware, Trojans, spyware and even malicious code. The app can also cut off access to certain apps, and alerts users as to which apps are accessing theri data and tracking a location. Users can decide to turn off app features as they please.
If you’re Android device is unprotected, you may want out check out Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile to ensure that your personal information stays personal.
Download the app from the Google Play Store here.
Press release follows below.
Malwarebytes Launches Free Mobile Security App for Android
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile, Now Available on Google Play, Keeps the Bad Guys from Stealing Your Personal Information or Taking Control of Your Phone
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Malwarebytes, a leading provider of anti-malware solutions, today launched a free mobile security application for Android devices. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile, available on Google Play, protects Android phones and tablets from malware, infected apps and unauthorized surveillance. Unlike most security apps that come overloaded with phone location features already found in Android’s Device Manager, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile is “lean,” and provides only the necessary security features to weed out malicious software without impacting your device’s performance.
“Since computer software has been around, people have been finding ways to attack it by through vulnerabilities or through targeting users,” said Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes. “The Android mobile operating system is no different. Its success in the consumer space—and its openness—has made it a huge target for malware authors.”
What makes Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile stand out is what goes on behind the scenes. Similar to Malwarebytes’ line of signature PC products, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile is powered by an advanced custom-built detection engine that covers over 200 malware families and their variants in real-time to ensure users personal identity and data are protected. This includes thousands of malware types, including Trojans, backdoors and spyware.
In addition to updating the protection database automatically, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile proactively scans third-party applications and files for malware and spyware, and comes equipped with a number of features that identify and close potential security vulnerabilities.
Additional security features found in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile include:
Privacy Manager, which collects and categorizes what personal information is being accessed from third-party apps and breaks down access privileges in detail, so you can track what apps are using unauthorized personal data or costing you money by employing premium services without your knowledge.
Security Audit, which flags security vulnerabilities, like GPS tracking and unsecured WiFi, and suggests steps to close them.
Application Manager, which identifies what applications are currently running or installed and their CPU usage so you can terminate non-essential operations to conserve battery life and system resources, and to identify unauthorized applications.
For a complete feature list, visit http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/mobile/.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile is available for free, and compatible with Android 2.3 or later. To download the app, visit Google Play at http://mwb.to/MMobile
Malwarebytes provides software designed to protect consumers and businesses against malicious threats that consistently escape detection by other antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro, the company’s flagship product, employs a highly advanced behavior-based detection engine that has removed more than 5 billion malicious threats from computers worldwide. Founded in 2008, the self-funded company is headquartered in California, operates offices in Europe, and employs a global team of researchers and experts. For more information, please visit us at www.malwarebytes.org.