Complete Protection For Your Smartphone, Courtesy Of McAfee Mobile Security


Developer’s Description: McAfee Mobile Security is a new security app that protects mobile users and their information on their smartphone or tablet, while preserving their privacy. Anti-theft and loss protection includes the ability to simply back up contacts, photos, videos, and texts. Users may remotely locate, track, and lock the device, and wipe out all of its data to prevent identity theft or fraud. McAfee Mobile Security also provides 24/7 protection against ever-evolving malware installed through bad apps, malicious links, email and web access. McAfee® SiteAdvisor® for Android scans every site visited and link clicked on to block malicious email, social networking and SMS links and even blocks bad QR codes for safe web browsing. App Alert preserves privacy by individually analyzing and grading each app to show how they access, store, and transmit personal data. Call and SMS blocking blocks unwanted calls and texts from specified or unknown numbers


Cost: $29.99

Category: Productivity

Author: McAfee

Platform: Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Symbian


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True to McAfee’s signature products, the company’s mobile application offers mobile security scans and SiteAdvisor website safety ratings. As well, if you’ve lost your phone, this service offers remote locking, data backup and remote data restoration.

Best Feature: Given the number of spam we see in social network applications, the SiteAdvisor safety ratings offer an added level of protection against bogus links.

Needs Work: Remote locking seems like a silly feature in this day and age. Anyone who does not have the auto password lock timer activated on their phone is at risk of having their photos, tweets and emails infiltrated. I’m not sure that this type of user would necessarily think to download the McAfee application prior to losing their data.

Dana Oshiro