Sophos is today announcing a new version of its anti-virus app for Android.
Sophos Mobile Security protects against malware, privacy issues and hardware loss.
In the latest version, Sophos has added extra features including the ability to schedule scans against the latest malware data from the cloud, meaning that users can consistently monitor their devices for the latest malware.
The updated app also includes the ability to programme pre-selected contacts who, if your phone is lost or stolen, can send certain commands to the phone to sound a loud ringtone, leave a text message on the phone for whoever finds it, or remotely wipe all the information on the device.
Here’s what it looks like:
For a full list of the new features, and to download the app, go to the Google Play store. It’s free too!
And if, for any reason, you decide you no longer want the app, you can always remove it by following these instructions.
6 comments on “Free anti-virus and privacy app for Android, Sophos Mobile Security, now updated”
I’m using Outlook now. I don’t know if its sufficient for my HTC One X? And if I do go with this one I should remove Outlook first? Thanks.
I hope this doesn't cause my phone to not be able to update and then have the Sophos App eat itself…
Seems like a great app, especially like the text to wipe thing, that could come in very handy. Is there also an Iphone version of this?
Seems like a great service. Too bad that Google Play tells me it’s not compatible with my rooted Nook Touch.
Fix for old versions of the remote wipe (using tel: codes) not included?
See our "remote wipe" article and its comments for more info:
Elevator pitch summary lifted from there: "Sophos Mobile Security scans download apps for malware (amongst other things) but isn't a URI-checker."