Intel announces McAfee VirusScan comes pre-installed on Galaxy Note 7 and Tizen-powered Samsung Z2

Intel announces McAfee VirusScan comes pre-installed on Galaxy Note 7 and Tizen-powered Samsung Z2
Samsung hasn't given up on Knox, but this is more of an enterprise mobile security solution rather than one aimed at consumers. But fret not, as the South Korean company has teamed up with Intel to provide users with a more suitable security solution.

Intel announced recently that its McAfee VirusScan now comes pre-installed on both the Galaxy Note 7 and the Tizen-powered Samsung Z2. If you're not familiar with this service, it's worth mentioning McAfee VirusScan Mobile is an anti-malware technology solution that's already helping millions of Samsung smartphone users.

According to Henry Lee, Samsung's VP of Mobile Security Technologies, Samsung Galaxy Note7 and Samsung Z2 users will be able to take advantage of the latest anti-malware solution that his company offers in partnership with Intel since “security and privacy are at the core of what we do and what we think about every day.”


Because mobile threats are becoming more dangerous and complex every day, a dedicated mobile security solution has become almost mandatory for Android users who want to keep their personal data safe from prying eyes.

“Intel Security is combatting these growing mobile threats by collaborating with mobile device manufacturer Samsung to keep customers’ mobile devices, data and privacy safe from vulnerabilities,” explains John Giamatteo, corporate vice president at Intel Security, in an official statement.

Intel also emphasized on the fact that there are no less than 305 new threats every minute (five every second) and that new mobile malware increased by 17% quarter over quarter in Q1 2016.

Also, total mobile malware grew 23% quarter over quarter in Q1 2016 and 113% over the last four quarters, which is astounding.



source: Intel Security

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14 Comments

1. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Virus scanner on your phone? Well there's something I'm glad about being on iOS then... Hate this crap enough on a PC.* *awaits the usual...

2. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

as usual* iFun :}:)

3. iushnt

Posts: 3147; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I guess iOS has that built in. There should be some kind of defense in every good os.no big deal here

4. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I have been using Android for 6 years and owning a lot of devices. Not once have my devices been infected with malwares or virus. You should never be worried with these kinds of thing if you know what the hell you are installing.

5. hemedans

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

you have never used mediatek phone, website can gain root acess (even if you did not root your phone) and install malware as system app. because you didnt root your phone and now malware is system app you can not remove it. these kind of malware will show pop up ads, install app without your permision and even steal your data

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Links please. I like to know more about this super malware or virus that you mentioned. Do they even have a virus or malware that would affect a Tizen devices?

6. dimas

Posts: 3404; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Even macs and ios can be infected, they're still softwares written and can still have backdoors. It's just that hackers don't give them attention because there are more pc and android users around the globe. You should get out of your "apple products are virus-free" bubble. That myth has been obsolete since 2000 and anybody who still believe that will be a laughing stock of a tech group.

8. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Oh I'm well aware viruses are possible on iOS - I've just never had one in 8 years of ownership or worried about getting one. I've never had the need for a virus scanner because it's not a concern. Having played with friend's Android phones I'm amazed by the number of pop-ups and general crap on websites that I don't see on an iPhone so I can imagine a Virus scanner is handy. If someone's secretly sniffing my data then so be it - it's nothing Google/Apple/Facebook/YouTube etc etc doesn't do all day long anyway and there's little I can do about it.

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Same with my Android devices. Well I can't speak for the whole world but me 100% no problem with virus or malware on all devices. Be it Windows, Linux, Mac OS or Android.

7. dimas

Posts: 3404; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Be careful on what you brag with, somebody might be sniffing datas from your iphone without you knowing it and there's nothing you can do because you can't detect it ;) http://www.forbes.com/sites/hnewman/2015/10/06/apple-ios-virus-may-have-affected-almost-500-apps-2-million-apple-users/#45799e277e61

11. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Is there even a virus built for Tizen yet? Just more bloatware.

12. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

I have a att note 7, where is this McAfee/smart manager? I did a phone search and looked thru all apps but couldn't find it. It does have lookout pre installed.

13. gunawanagung

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 24, 2016

Maybe for international, not in US.

14. vprasad1

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Yay! More bloatware profits for Samsung. Between McAfee and Cheetah Mobile, Samsung should be making money hand over fist... maybe even to the point of giving away the phones to The Product for free.

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