Winner of the AV-TEST AWARD – BEST PROTECTION 2015 For all the 6 test rounds of AV-TEST in 2015, Sophos Mobile Security demonstrated a consistent detection rate of 100 percent. See all details here: ...Read more
Winner of the AV-TEST AWARD – BEST PROTECTION 2015 For all the 6 test rounds of AV-TEST in 2015, Sophos Mobile Security demonstrated a consistent detection rate of 100 percent.
Best Antivirus for your Android - Full features, no advertising, all free Sophos is an IT security leader 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, apps are 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 as confirmed by AV-TEST (http://www.av-test.org). • Scans apps as you install them. • On demand and scheduled scan of installed apps and files on external storage (such as SD cards). • Displays Potentially Unwanted Apps (PUAs) to help you recognize apps considered unsuitable for business or harming your privacy. Loss and Theft Protection • Can receive commands from predefined phone numbers by SMS. • Supports remote commands for: Wipe, Lock, Alarm (Scream), Locate, Message to finder, Reset passcode. • Sends device location before the battery dies. • Informs you if your SIM card is changed. Web Protection • Blocks access to malicious or inappropriate websites (parental control). App Protection • Protects selected apps with a password. Privacy Advisor • Detects apps which access personal data such as your address book. • Identifies apps which could create costs by e.g. sending SMS. Security Advisor • Gives you advice on how to improve your device security. Phone Spam Filter • Blocks unwanted calls, defined by phone number.
Managed Mode If this app is managed through Sophos Mobile Control or Sophos Cloud, it reports the health status of your device to the management console, allowing your IT department to guarantee full protection throughout the company at all times. For more details on the managed version check the Sophos website.
Permissions This app needs a wide range of permissions to monitor incoming apps, web data, phone calls and SMS, and to detect and stop threats. More here: http://sophos.com/kb/117499
Please note • Data usage: The malware definition database updates at least once a day, requiring a small amount of data usage every time. Without this, the app will no longer identify the latest malware. • Battery usage: There is an initial full scan of every app installed. This will take some time and cause a one-time peak in battery usage.
Looking to use premium antivirus in your app? The Sophos AV engine is also available as an SDK for integration into your mobile solution. For more information, see the datasheet (www.sophos.com/AndroidSDK) or contact the Sophos OEM team (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org).
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UPDATED ON: Mar 7, 2016
INSTALLATIONS: 500,000 - 1,000,000
LATEST VERSION: 6.0.1789
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.