Viruses are something that are most readily associated with the Windows platform, but the increased popularity of mobile devices means that operating systems such as Android have become targets more recently. It’s easy to question the need for antivirus software for your cell phone, and if the software had a price tag attached to it, you might be right to view it with some degree of suspicion. But COMODO Mobile Security is available free of charge and comes from the reliable security firm Comodo – and it’s packed with extra features, making it well worth a look.
As you have probably guessed from the name of the app, one of the main components of this security tool is the antivirus feature. Just as you would expect on your PC, the app provides real-time protection, constantly checking the files you access and the apps you install, looking for signs of infection. You can also choose to manually scan individual files, or all of your device’s memory as well as taking advantage of the scheduled scan option.
Comodo Mobile Security & Antivirus Free for Android
But it doesn’t end there. There are a number of additional tools and options that can be used to help protect your privacy and security. Android is commonly installed on cell phones and it can be used to effectively filter the SMSs and phone calls you receive. You can easily configure a black and white list of blocked and permitted numbers, and you can also use keyword filtering to block text messages that you would rather did not make its way to your inbox.
Continuing the privacy theme, Private Space is a secure storage location for the text messages, contacts and numbers you would rather other people do not have access to. As an added bonus there is also a software and process manager that can be used to not only keep an eye on what is running on your Android, but also enabling you to close down anything that looks suspicious or is using too many system resources. This is a quick and easy way to help optimize the optimize the performance and stability of your device, and while it does duplicate an option found within the Android OS, it is handy nonetheless.
You can find out more and download a free copy of the app by paying a visit to the review page.
This article originally appeared at softwarecrew.co.uk