Developer's Notes for: Free Antivirus and Security

Developer's Notes

FREE antivirus for your Android - Full features, no nag screens, all free
Sophos Mobile Security 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 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
• 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 selected apps with a password for startup
• Allows you to protect the device settings and Google Play store with a password
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
Managed Mode (Sophos Mobile Control Advanced)
If this app is managed through 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 any more and become read-only. All settings are done centrally within the MDM solution
For more details on the managed version, check the Sophos website

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 ( or contact the Sophos OEM team (

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