McAfee Mobile Security (PC/Android)
- Protects their personal data by backing it up online
- offers unlimited storage and restores to same or new device
- locates and tracks a lost or stolen device, even if the sim card is replaced
- protects personal data-remotely locking the device and wiping sensitive content
- trigger an audible alarm or send a display message with device return instructions
- malware detection, malware cleaning, malware protection update
- dialer protection,web protection, cloud-based app protection via mcafee global threat intelligence
- app lock, multi-user app profiles. call and sms filtering, data backup, data restore
- device lock and alarm, locate and track,wipe, remote factory reset
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- Platform: Windows 8 / 7 / Mobile / XP Tablet PC Edition, Android
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
Award winning McAfee Mobile Security protects your mobile phone or Android tablet and enables you to experience the freedom to connect from anywhere while keeping your personal life personal. Manage your device from the cloud, locate and lock your device. Never lose your data with backup, wipe and restore features. Safeguard your privacy with app protection and call and SMS filtering. Only solution to offer real-time protection from malware, risky sites and potentially unwanted programs. Protecting all your device has never been easier. It's comprehensive security that's as simple as it is powerful
Selectively share your apps Let's say your kids or your friends want to play a game or use an app on your phone or tablet. You can easily set up different profiles to share your stuff with others. Or, just, lock up any app with a 6-digit PIN
Know what your apps are up to Mobile apps are great. But they could also gather a great deal of information-personal things you may not want to share. Our proprietary technology taps into a global network of threat intelligence and generates a customized report detailing exactly what information your apps are collecting from you empowering you to remove the offending apps
Block obnoxious spam It's annoying, it infringes on your privacy, and now it's easy to eliminate. Our advanced filters stop spammers, incorrect numbers, and unwanted texts
Track It, Lock It, and Wipe It if Lost or Stolen
Lock it remotely Life happens. Things go missing. Now you can prevent any possible misuse of your smartphone, tablet, and personal data by remotely locking them-even the data on your removable memory card. Once you do, your device displays a hard-to-miss "contact me" message
Wipe it remotely If you think your device is gone for good, protect your privacy by remotely and permanently deleting the data on your phone and removable memory card. You can even back up data before a remote wipe so nothing is lost. Backup and restore your things A lot of people don't think to back up their mobile devices. We've made it easy to preserve irreplaceable personal information on demand, on a schedule, or before you wipe your missing smartphone or tablet. Once your valuables are backed up, it's simple to restore them to a new device
Locate and track it Sometimes you just need a little help finding things. Now you can locate your phone or tablet on a map using any browser. Go ahead and remotely lock it until you can retrieve it. Or, you can activate an alarm to make it "scream."
Stamp out Malware Guard against viruses and spyware It used to be that mobile devices were somewhat insulated from the bad guys. That's no longer the case. McAfee Active Protection technology constantly scans your devices to protect against the latest viruses, worms, botnets, spyware
McAfee technology scans deep into your apps, files, SD cards, and Internet downloads to root out malware. And while the protection is heavy, it's amazingly light on resources and battery life
Stay Away From Malicious Sites and Links Search and shop securely As you navigate the web, McAfee Mobile Security blocks malicious websites. It doesn't matter if you type a bad URL in directly or it comes up through a search engine
Stay safer while being social Most of today's threats are making their way through email, texts, and social networks sites. We block potentially risky links no matter how they present themselves. We'll even safeguard you against potential phishing sites, browser exploits, and malicious quick response (QR) codes.
Top customer reviews
Installation took a while: first go to the address on the card inside the pack, set up an account, follow a link in the confirmation email to download the program, follow the link which directs to the Google Play store to download a program which looks very similar to the free version of McAfee, download, install, open then go back to my account, validate it with a code scribbled onto paper then, hey-ho, it's time to go. It wasn't a swift process and I wasn't encouraged initially - but this was soon to change.
Following installation I was first asked to create a 6-digit pin to locate, lock or wipe the tablet should it be lost or stolen.
The next step was to enable 'Administrator mode' after which it became much more user-friendly with a security scan screen just like on a PC along with update, privacy (set privacy settings for apps to ensure not accidentally sharing too much data such as email address, phone number and your location) and a web security feature.
Having worked through the tedious installation process, Mobile Security now appears to be quite a functional and worthwhile package - scans for viruses and threats, scans apps and has a backup feature - which backs up data onto a secure McAfee site. It very quickly backed up my 208 contacts in 20 seconds via wifi followed by my stored photos and video - this feature is excellent. This will be particularly useful when I'm away traveling and don't have a hard drive onto which to make backups,.
The 'lock' facility is potentially very useful - if my tablet were lost I could simply log onto my McAfee account and locate it (assuming location services are enabled), lock it or wipe all data from it. I hope I never have need to use this however but with personal data inevitably stored, it's reassuring to know that in the wrong hands, my data couldn't be abused. (Some features however, such as sending a text message, will only work with a tablet with phone capability.)
Following my virus 'scare', the full scan took a mere 8 minutes and didn't pick up anything relating to the message I'd had so I assume it was a hoax.
Mobile Security works very well and even though I still not 100% convinced it is essential, it has provided peace of mind at a low price without affecting performance in any way, and I'm very happy with it.
What is it.
This is a comprehensive anti-virus and Malware solution suite for Android phones and tablets.
The pack I have was just an information pack with a login key to download the product. I needed this on my Kindle Fire HD as I do use it a lot on the web and have always worried about security.
To install this I had to go to the McAfee site via my Kindle and log in using the supplied code on the pack. It did take a long time to recognise it but when it did the software was downloaded in one go and was scanning my system within 20 minutes of logging into McAfee.
I have run a scan and it found 7 Malware items and since running this my Kindle seems a little faster and stable. The Malware was advertising stuff which is generally harmless but can clog up a system with repeated requests.You can basically set and forget it but it does offer reassurance that if something tries to get in and mess up my files I now have a defence system in place.
As far as I can see Android does not seem to be attacked too much by viruses and Malware but give them time and I am sure it will happen so this software is necessary. It works well and offers some reassurance.
I have a complication as my year old tablet has McAfee on it as preinstalled software. it appears I activated it and has it expired but for reasons I don't understand it won't allow me to use the new code with this product to run the software on My tablet.
The main issue is the way you activate and download the software. The normal procedure in my circumstances is to uninstall the software completely then reinstall. I cannot do this as preinstalled tablet software cant be uninstalled. It just returns to the factory default installation of the software. My advised option is to pay to update the preinstalled version which I find outrageous mainly because the cost of doing that is many many time greater than buying this licence. So my 2 stars is for the effort made By McAfee staff.
Once it's downloaded though it seems very easy to operate, starting simple scans from the get go and letting you know what (if any) problems exist on your phone. The interface is quite simple to navigate and everything has gone well so far.
That's all I have to say really, it's all gone smoothly so far, got no viruses or hacks, and considering the reason I chose this was because I have recently signed up to mobile banking so wanted security. So very satisfied thus far.
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