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McAfee partners with Sprint to offer additional security for Android smartphones

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McAfee partners with Sprint to offer additional security for Android smartphones
In an age where we’re constantly combating things like computer viruses and hackers, mobile smartphone users can’t be sitting too comfortably seeing that they’re targets as well. Thankfully enough, McAfee and Sprint are joining forces in an effort to provide customers a sense of protection.

Sprint customers will now have the opportunity of trialing, and then purchasing McAfee’s Mobile Security and Family Protection software for their Android powered smartphones.

The Mobile Security app is initially available as a 7-day free trial for anyone who wishes to check it out, but then after that, its annual subscription fee stands at $29.99. Some of its features include the ability to track and locate a smartphone, lock or wipe the device remotely, and get backup protection for things like your contacts, photos, and videos. Absolutely, it’ll protect your handset from viruses, malware, trojans, and just about any other nasty baddies out there.

As for the Family Protection software suite, it’s free to use for the first 30 days, but it’ll incur an annual subscription of $19.99. This one is geared around monitoring and filtering items on your smartphone – like blocking specific sites that are not intended for kids. Also, it offers built-in protections so that your kids, even if they’re phone smart, won’t be able to remove it from the phone.

You can download either of the two apps starting today directly from the Sprint tab in the Android Market or from the Sprint Zone app.

source: Sprint via Mobileburn

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posted on 10 Aug 2011, 15:36 1

1. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Or, you can just get apps from a known source, keep the 20 bucks and buy yourself a movie and a very, very small popcorn.

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 02:13

6. rabbit (unregistered)

lmao "very, very small .... popcorn" lol i like that

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 15:44

2. Tottenham (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)

I would definitely be interested in trying the software for 7 days to see if if had any significant impact on the speed of my phone. But given the $30 annual fee, there's not much point in trialing anything that I'm not going to ultimately purchase. For $10 a year, I'd give it some thought. $30, no freakin' way.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 16:20

3. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)

I use lookout and it works just fine

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 19:10 2

4. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Lookout is free and 10x better.

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 19:22

7. wud_e (unregistered)

I still find it hilarious that a Virus Scanner/Blocker is needed for a Cellphone.

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