ESET Mobile Security for Android Moves from Beta to RC
Article by George Norman
On 11 Aug 2011
Back in April we were reporting that ESET, company that offers antivirus software for home and business users, rolled out a Beta version of its ESET Mobile Security for Android. Today we are glad to report that that the aforementioned product has moved from Beta to RC (Release Candidate).

Or to put it in other words, the RC of ESET Mobile Security for Android, a security software solution that combines the company’s proactive scanning engine with antispam and antitheft solutions and thus provides real-time protection to Android-powered smartphones, has been released to the public. If you would like to get it, you can grab it straight from ESET here.

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Should you decide to get ESET Mobile Security for Android RC, here is what you can expect to get from it, from a functionality point of view of course:
- Optimized to offer real-time protection without slowing down your Android-powered device. Using proactive heuristics technology, apps, files, folders, memory cards are continually scanned for Trojans, viruses, worms, spyware, adware, phishing, spam, and other threats.
- Several features in case your Android is stolen: remote lock, remote wipe, GPS localization.
- Trusted Friend feature that works like this: a SMS alert will be sent out to when an unknown SIM card is inserted into the device; the trusted fried can reset the user’s forgotten password if needed.
- Built-in task manager to let you monitor vital phone functions such as battery life, free disk space, running processes, Bluetooth, and device visibility.
- Uninstall protection to prevent unauthorized uninstallation of ESET Mobile Security.
- Block unwanted incoming or outgoing calls.
- SMS and MMS antispam protection.

“Android is rapidly becoming the market leader with an increasing number of smartphone users turning to devices with this operating system. The popularity among mobile phone users goes hand-in-hand with its popularity among cyber-criminals," explained Mobile Security Product Manager at ESET, Miroslav Majtaz. "ESET Mobile Security for Android, Release Candidate brings several new useful improvements, adding to the feature portfolio of the product's BETA version.”

According to Gartner, information technology research and advisory firm headquartered in Stamford that delivers technology research to global technology business leaders to make informed decisions on key initiatives, 468 million Android-powered devices will be sold by the end of the year and by the end of 2012 Android will account for 49% of the smartphone market.



Tags: ESET, ESET Mobile Security, Android, Google, Security
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