Malwarebytes launched a free mobile security application for Android devices. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile, available on Google Play, protects Android phones and tablets from malware, infected apps and unauthorized surveillance.
The app is powered by a custom-built detection engine that covers over 200 malware families and their variants in real-time to ensure users personal identity and data are protected. This includes thousands of malware types, including Trojans, backdoors and spyware.
In addition to updating the protection database automatically, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile proactively scans third-party applications and files for malware and spyware, and comes equipped with a number of features that identify and close potential security vulnerabilities.
Additional security features include:
- Privacy Manager, which collects and categorizes what personal information is being accessed from third-party apps and breaks down access privileges in detail, so you can track what apps are using unauthorized personal data or costing you money by employing premium services without your knowledge.
- Security Audit, which flags security vulnerabilities, like GPS tracking and unsecured WiFi, and suggests steps to close them.
- Application Manager, which identifies what applications are currently running or installed and their CPU usage so you can terminate non-essential operations to conserve battery life and system resources, and to identify unauthorized applications.