Developer's Notes for: Free Antivirus and Security

Developer's Notes

FREE ANTI-VIRUS for your Android - Full features, no nag screens, all free
Sophos Mobile Security is a robust yet lightweight app which comprehensively protects your Android device without compromising performance or battery life. Using up-to-the-minute intelligence from SophosLabs, your apps will be automatically scanned as you install them. This anti-virus functionality enables you to be protected 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. That is what we call complete security!
Anti-Virus Protection
• 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
• Uses Sophos threat intelligence from the cloud with up-to-the-minute malware information
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)
Spam Filter
• Filters incoming text messages (SMS)
• Blocks unwanted calls
Application Protection
• Protects the start of selected applications with a password
• Allows protecting the device settings and Google Play store with a password
• Blocks accessing found threats with a blocker page
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
• Identify apps which could create costs, such as sending text messages
Security Advisor
• Gives you advice on how to improve your security settings
Managed Mode (Sophos Mobile Security - Enterprise)
If this app is managed through Sophos MDM solution - Sophos Mobile Control - the following changes are applied to the app:
• Loss and Theft Protection and Security Advisor will disappear, as these features are handled by Sophos Mobile Control
• The settings cannot be changed by the user and become read-only. All settings are done centrally within the MDM solution
For more details on the managed version, check the Sophos webpage

Support Information:
Explanation of required permissions: http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/2350/1294/117499.aspx
How to uninstall: http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/2350/1294/117456.aspx
Knowledge Base: http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/b/2350/1294.aspx
Moderated Support Forum: http://openforum.sophos.com/t5/Sophos-Mobile-Security-for/bd-p/SMS_Android
We suggest that you run only one anti-virus or app locking solution, as potential conflicts may exist between Sophos and solutions like Symantec/Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro, Kaspersky, Lookout, AVG, Avast, Dr.Web, Antivirus Free, McAfee, BitDefender, F-Secure

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