Updated Kaspersky Mobile Security Lite Provides Essential Protection Against Android Threats

11 Jan 2012
Product news

Kaspersky Lab announces an update of its essential Android security solution Kaspersky Mobile Security Lite. The updated version, already available on Android Market, features new Anti-Virus Lite functionality aimed at better protection against the growing number of malicious programs for the Android platform. Together with other key security features such as anti-theft and call and SMS filtering, the update makes Kaspersky Mobile Security Lite one of the most advanced security products available free of charge.

Anti-Virus Lite is an easy-to-use tool that performs on-demand checks of newly downloaded Android programs. This new feature implements Kaspersky Lab Cloud Security Scanner technology, which uses the cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network to react quickly against threats as they emerge. Users of Kaspersky Mobile Security Lite are advised to scan all new programs using Anti-Virus Lite in order to ensure the safety of personal data.

The paid-for version – highly recommended for those who are especially concerned about the security of their smartphone – offers advanced features to fight malware, block unwanted calls and messages, remotely control a smartphone in case it is lost or stolen, and hide sensitive data. The fully functional anti-virus feature also automatically scans all new apps, blocking those deemed malicious.

By upgrading to the paid-for version of the product one gets the anti-theft module with added features, for instance, SIM Watch, which can remotely block a phone as soon as the SIM card is removed. The Privacy function also becomes available; this enables telephone log records, SMS folder contents and other similar information to be hidden from third parties. Both the updated Kaspersky Mobile Security Lite and the paid-for version of the product are available in 13 languages. The retail price of the paid-for version in your region can be found on Android Market.

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