Best in class antivirus for your Android - Full features, no advertising, all free Sophos is one of the IT security leaders for companies and governments worldwide. This award winning app comprehensively protects your Android device and your ...Read more
Best in class antivirus for your Android - Full features, no advertising, all free Sophos is one of the IT security leaders for companies and governments worldwide. This award winning app comprehensively protects your Android device and your privacy without impacting performance or battery life. Using up-to-the-minute intelligence from SophosLabs, your apps will be automatically scanned as you install them. This antivirus functionality protects you from malicious software which can lead to data loss and unexpected costs. Moreover, if your device is lost or stolen, a remote lock or wipe will shield your personal information from prying eyes. This is what we call complete security!
Antivirus Protection • Award winning antivirus protection as confirmed by AV test (http://www.av-test.org) • Scans apps as you install them • On demand and scheduled scan of previously installed apps and files on external storage (such as SD cards) • Displays Potentially Unwanted Apps (PUA) to help you recognize apps considered unsuitable for business or harming your privacy • Uses Sophos threat intelligence from the cloud with up-to-the-minute malware information. The malware definition database gets updated continuously. Over 1 million malicious apps were identified by the Sophos Labs in 2014 alone. Loss and Theft Protection • Can receive commands from predefined phone numbers by text message (SMS) • Supports remote commands for: Wipe, Lock, Alarm (Scream), Locate, Message to finder, Reset passcode • Sends the device location before the battery dies • Informs you if your SIM card is changed Web Protection • Block access to malicious or phishing websites • Block access to inappropriate websites (parental control) App Protection • Increase security by protecting selected apps with a password for startup • Protect the device settings and Google Play store for example to ensure nothing essential can happen during an unattended moment USSD Code Protection • Protects your device from attacks via USSD codes. Register Sophos to scan every dialed number Privacy Advisor • Detects apps which access personal data such as your address book • Identifies apps which could create costs, for example by sending text messages Security Advisor • Gives you advice on how to improve your security settings Phone Spam Filter • Blocks unwanted calls, defined by phone number, SMS Spam Filter • Filters incoming text messages (SMS), only below Android v4.4 (http://www.sophos.com/kb/120562) Managed Mode (Sophos Mobile Control Advanced) If this app is managed through Sophos Mobile Control (SMC) it will report the health status of your device to the management console, allowing your IT department to guarantee full IT security protection throughout the company at all times. The app will report found malware, potentially unwanted apps and apply the company’s security policy with regards to web-filtering, app protection and more.
Looking to integrate premium antivirus into your app? Whether you are an app developer, an EMM vendor or an IT security vendor, check the new Sophos anti-malware SDK for Android that allows you to integrate the Sophos antivirus engine into your own Mobile Apps and Solutions - simply and easily. For more information, please refer to our product datasheet (www.sophos.com/AndroidSDK) or contact the Sophos OEM team (mailto:email@example.com).
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UPDATED ON: Sep 23, 2015
INSTALLATIONS: 500,000 - 1,000,000
LATEST VERSION: 5.5.1700
REQUIRED ANDROID VERSION: 4.0.3 and up
automatically start at boot
Allows an application to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down overall performance of the phone by constantly running.
read system log files
Allows an application to read from the systemʼs various log files. This allows it to discover general information about what you are doing with the phone, but should not contain any personal or private information.
retrieve running applications
Allows application to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. May allow malicious applications to discover private information about other applications.
prevent phone from sleeping
Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
modify/delete SD card contents
Allows an application to write to the SD card.
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
read contact data
Allows an application to read all of the contact (address) data stored on your phone. Malicious applications can use this to send your data to other people.
write contact data
Allows an application to modify the contact (address) data stored on your phone. Malicious applications can use this to erase or modify your contact data.
Allows application to receive and process SMS messages. Malicious applications may monitor your messages or delete them without showing them to you.
read SMS or MMS
Allows application to read SMS messages stored on your phone or SIM card. Malicious applications may read your confidential messages.
edit SMS or MMS
Allows application to write to SMS messages stored on your phone or SIM card. Malicious applications may delete your messages.
Allows application to receive and process MMS messages. Malicious applications may monitor your messages or delete them without showing them to you.
send SMS messages
Allows application to send SMS messages. Malicious applications may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
directly call phone numbers
Allows the application to call phone numbers without your intervention. Malicious applications may cause unexpected calls on your phone bill. Note that this does not allow the application to call emergency numbers.
precise (GPS) location
Access precise location sources such as the Global Positioning System on the phone, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.
approximate (network-based) location
Access location sources such as the cellular network database to determine an approximate phone location, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine approximately where you are.
full Internet access
Allows an application to create network sockets.
view network state
Allows an application to view the state of all networks.
view Wi-Fi status
Allows an application to view the information about the state of Wi-Fi.
read phone state and identity
Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to, ect.