McAfee and NTT DOCOMO extend partnership for securing Android devices

June 22, 2011
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The number of hacks and malicious software that is aimed at Android users its constantly growing. Android users that have no virus and malware protection can find themselves in trouble with a compromised device that could result in stolen content or fraudulent charges on their bill. To help protect NTT DOCOMO customers the partnership between it and McAfee has been expanded.

McAfee is providing VirusScan Mobile as an exclusive offering for Android users on the DOCOMO network. The software is able to alert the user about viruses and malicious apps while on the go. It will scan and clean files, emails, installer packages, internet downloads, text, and MMS messages. The software will also protect users from malicious attachments to emails received.

The two companies say that the software has minimal computing needs and will not affect the usability of the device in any way. The software will be available on the NTT DOCOMO network starting on July 1. The app will be offered under security service. This is good news for users of the network looking to stay virus free.


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