Kaspersky the leading security software developer now released a new free security application for the Android phone and tablet. This is 100% free, but it’s not an available full malware detection and privacy protection features. For an example, you can’t perform on demand virus scan. Which means this Kaspersky Android app not a complete security app, it gives basic protection.
This Android virus guard app requires Android 1.6 or latest version. Currently it provides automatic scan apps when installing apps. Feather more it uses the Kaspersky cloud protection therefore user doesn’t’ require to update the app. Also it ensures better malware detection. Latest independent security apps testing lab AV-Test.org mentioned that Kaspersky Android app has better virus, Trojan, spyware, adware and riskwere detection rate with lower negative system impact.
In addition to the above mentioned features, it has a spam call and SMS blocking feature. Unfortunately it doesn’t have applications permission audit and alert feature. Unlike other Android Antivirus apps this version has very limited features. But if you don’t care about advance features such as privacy protection, you can use this free Android Antivirus app.
- Antivirus Lite (not available on demand scan).
- Call and SMS filter.
- Multi language support.
Kaspersky mobile security lite can remotely block and wipe your phone data and track its location using GPS. But its not available SIM card detection features. So if the thief removes your SIM, then detection process may not success. After device lost or stolen, users can can send command to remotely control your device. Currently it only supports SMS text message commands. There is no web based system to manage your phone, tablet.
However with the latest Google restriction, this app can’t turn ON the GPS like the Cerberus anti theft app. Because this app doesn’t use the root permission. Apart from these main features, Kaspersky Mobile Security Lite uses PIN protection. This free security app supports more than 14 languages.
If you need full Android antivirus app to your Smartphone you can use other apps like “Lookout“, “Bitdefender” etc. However if the app has more features, it can be negatively affect your device performance. This free app has similar feature to the Bitdefender anti virus app, but this virus guard app has few more features.
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