Security specialist ESET, developers of the popular NOD32 anti-virus application have announced the launch of their first security suite for Android smartphones and tablets. ESET Mobile Security is designed to protect mobile devices from viruses, spam and secure the device in case of theft.
Features include real-time scanning of downloaded applications, files, folders, and memory cards for viruses and spyware. Anti-theft security includes the ability to remotely locate, lock and wipe your device should it go missing, as well as preventing unauthorised use of the phone via SIM registration – an SMS message is sent to an alternate phone if another SIM is inserted into the device.
Also included is an in-built task manager and security audit feature which monitors your phone functions (battery, free space, running processes) which allows you to easily kill rogue processes, and anti-spam protection which provides the ability to blacklist and block messages and calls from unknown numbers.
Devices running Android 2.0 through to 2.3 are supported, with what the company called “experimental” support available for 3.0 and 3.1.
Pricing is set at $9.99 with a 30 day free trial available.
Download: ESET Mobile Security