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ESET launches new version of ESET Mobile Security for Android

All-in-one security app offers improved detection, SMS and call filtering and enhanced anti-phishing module.

By Claire Vanner

ESET has announced the launch of the rebuilt and redesigned ESET Mobile Security for Android.

The next generation mobile product is intended to offer improved scanning, an anti-phishing module and a completely redesigned user interface.

ESET Mobile Security for Android aims to let Android smartphone and tablet users to enjoy safer mobile technology adventures with protection from both real-world and digital threats.

Palo Luka, ESET CTO, said: "The rise of mobile malware combined with the popularity of Android devices creates a perfect storm of cyber security risk."

"ESET is excited to offer a completely rebuilt version of our mobile security app with advanced features that protect your sensitive data from threats giving you peace of mind when browsing the Internet or downloading applications", adds Luka.

ESET Mobile Security is said to be one of the few mobile security products for Android that offers an advanced antivirus engine capable of detecting both known and unknown threats, including the recently discovered Android Master Key related vulnerabilities.

The brand new user interface is now tuned for tablets in portrait and landscape orientation, as well being as tap and eye-friendly. The app also allows users to block SMS or incoming calls at specified times.

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Its enhanced Anti-Phishing module and built-in USSD Control features protect against phishing attacks and web-based attacks via malicious SMS messages, QR codes, or URL links.

Free and premium features are available at Google Play. When installed from the official Android app store, users will benefit for an unlimited period from some features of ESET Mobile Security for Android for free.

Ignacio Sbampato, chief sales and marketing officer, said: "One of our goals with the new version of ESET Mobile Security for Android was to make protection easier to use for our customers.

"Our new user interface and the new setup wizards have been created because we know that mobile users are looking for simple and powerful security products that are easy to configure and don’t require a lot of interactions neither consume a lot of resources. The new version has been built with the mobile users in mind so our product can protect them while they enjoy their mobile adventures."

In the latest evaluation of Android antivirus products by AV-TEST Institute, a leading independent international IT security and antivirus research firm, ESET Mobile Security for Android detected 99.7% of malicious apps, and earned top marks in usability.

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