Kaspersky launches mobile security update
Kaspersky Mobile Security Lite for Android users now features anti-theft, SMS filtering
Kaspersky Lab has launched an update of its Kaspersky Mobile Security Lite, for Android devices. The updated version is now available on Android Market and features new Anti-Virus Lite functionality, designed to give users better protection against the growing number of malicious programs for the Android platform, as well as anti-theft and call and SMS filtering.
Anti-Virus Lite is designed to perform on-demand checks of newly downloaded Android programs using Kaspersky Lab Cloud Security Scanner technology, which uses the cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network to react against threats as they emerge.
The paid-for version now 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 anti-virus feature is also designed to automatically scan all new apps and block those deemed malicious.
Users who choose to upgrade to the paid version of the product get the anti-theft module with added features, for instance, SIM Watch, which is designed to remotely block a phone as soon as the SIM card is removed. The Privacy function also becomes available, which 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.