Kaspersky Lab announces an update of its essential Android security solution Kaspersky Mobile Security Lite. The updated version, already available on Android Market, features new Anti-Virus Lite functionality aimed at better protection against the growing number of malicious programs for the Android platform. Together with other key security features such as anti-theft and call and SMS filtering, the update makes Kaspersky Mobile Security Lite one of the most advanced security products available free of charge.
Anti-Virus Lite is an easy-to-use tool that performs on-demand checks of newly downloaded Android programs. This new feature implements Kaspersky Lab Cloud Security Scanner technology, which uses the cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network to react quickly against threats as they emerge. Users of Kaspersky Mobile Security Lite are advised to scan all new programs using Anti-Virus Lite in order to ensure the safety of personal data.
The paid-for version – highly recommended for those who are especially concerned about the security of their smartphone – offers advanced features to fight malware, block unwanted calls and messages, remotely control a smartphone in case it is lost or stolen, and hide sensitive data. The fully functional anti-virus feature also automatically scans all new apps, blocking those deemed malicious.
By upgrading to the paid-for version of the product one gets the anti-theft module with added features, for instance, SIM Watch, which can remotely block a phone as soon as the SIM card is removed. The Privacy function also becomes available; this enables telephone log records, SMS folder contents and other similar information to be hidden from third parties.
Both the updated Kaspersky Mobile Security Lite and the paid-for version of the product are available in 13 languages. The retail price of the paid-for version in your region can be found on Android Market.