Sophos is a popular vendor of security software and hardware, including anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, network access control, encryption software and data loss prevention for desktops, servers, email systems and other network gateways. They have now released a mobile security app for Android. Mobile Security for Android is a free app which protects by verifying apps you choose are free from malicious code using SophosLabs intelligence. And if your device is lost or stolen, our remote lock functionality shields your personal information from prying eyes.
There are three main functions available in the app. Firstly it scans all the installed app and checks for any malwares. It also scans previously installed apps both on your device or on an SD card and gray-lists apps which could pose a potential threats.
There is also a loss and theft feature which can lock or locate a device which is lost or stolen. It performs a remote lock on any Android device which has been lost or stolen. It uses tracking technology to attempt to find your device. You can set up to 5 phone numbers which can be used to remotely control the phone in case of theft or loss.
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There is also a privacy advisor, which can detect apps which access personal data such as your address book or your short messages. It lets you easily identify apps which could create costs by sending text message or making calls.