There are millions of Android devices in use. With that much data floating around, there are people looking to exploit it. Without mobile phone virus protection, you are at risk. To regain control over your privacy, you could install McAfee Mobile Security.
McAfee's mobile antivirus software blocks phishing sites and prevents browser exploits. It also scans for malware in apps, files and memory cards according to a schedule or on demand. Although it doesn't scan email for threats, McAfee can detect malware in SMS and multimedia messages. Malware embedded in QR codes are a particularly insidious attack vector. McAfee Mobile Security protects smartphones from QR code exploits.
Another important way in which McAfee protects mobile devices is by monitoring for threats whenever you are connected to an unsecured Wi-Fi network. There is a method that network snoopers use to observe your web activity. It is called Address Resolution Protocol snooping, and if it happens to your phone, McAfee disconnects the phone from the network and informs you.
Because it has data backup, if your phone ever gets lost or crashes, your contacts, SMS messages, call logs, pics and videos are not lost. If you misplace your phone, you can go online and trigger an alarm.
If someone steals it, you have many ways of minimizing the potential damage. For example, you could send a remote factory reset that deletes everything and resets the phone to its brand new state. You could also send a command from a website or via SMS that wipes the phone clean of data. Even if you do nothing, when the thief changes the SIM, your phone will automatically lock. McAfee also lets you track your phone's location continuously on a map, plus it can take silent snapshots of its abductor, which it then emails to you. If someone enters incorrect PINs, the phone takes a picture of the person and emails it to you along with the location. Lastly, just before your phone completely runs out of battery, it sends you its last location.
Privacy is also a strong consideration in McAfee's Mobile Security feature set. You can't observe what children do with the phone, but by setting up multiple user profiles, you can control which apps to make available to children or guests. You can also protect all apps by enforcing PIN access. And as McAfee's cloud-based intelligence learns of apps that betray privacy, it shares the information so you can uninstall the offending apps. A final point about McAfee's privacy is that you can block anyone whose calls or messages are unwelcome.
Help and support are available 24/7 via live chat, telephone or email. McAfee tech masters will help you set up your device and troubleshoot any issues you have with it. You can also search the knowledgebase to find existing answers.
Unless you require extensive parental controls, consider McAfee Mobile Security. It does not consume too many device resources like memory or battery. And if you ever find yourself separated from your mobile device, you have many ways to recover your data.