Emsisoft releases Mobile Security for Android

Emsisoft has announced the availability of Emsisoft Mobile Security 1.0, its lightweight commercial Android security solution.

Mobile Security offers a similar feature set to many competing products. A malware scanner checks your apps and files for threats; real-time protection detects and blocks malicious apps before they can be installed, while web protection prevents you accessing dangerous websites.

Elsewhere, a Privacy Audit highlights apps which require special permissions (they send or receive data over the internet, can access your personal details, or can cost you money by making calls or sending text messages).

And an Anti-Theft module is able to remotely lock or wipe your device if it’s stolen or lost, as well as remotely set the screen unlock password and assorted password rules.

All this is nicely presented in a clean and clear interface. Most options and settings are kept well out of sight, leaving the core features accessible in just a tap or two.

Emsisoft Mobile Security provides a 30-day trial, but after that you must purchase a license. A 1-year license will normally cost $19.95, but a special launch offer means it’s currently only $9.97. This deal is for a "limited time only", though, so if you might be interested, go grab a copy right now.

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