[App] Sophos Mobile Security
For 14 tests in a row, starting September 2014, Sophos Mobile Security has hit a perfect 100% protection score in AV-TEST’s comparison of the top Android security and antivirus apps.
Full features, no advertising, all free
Sophos is an IT security leader for companies and governments worldwide. This app comprehensively protects your Android device and your privacy without impacting performance or battery life.
Scan apps and storage media for malicious or inappropriate content, using up-to-the-minute intelligence from SophosLabs.
Loss & Theft Protection
If your device is lost or stolen, remotely lock or wipe it to safeguard your data.
Block web sites with malicious, undesirable or illegal content.
Protect apps with a password.
Check your connection for man-in-the-middle attacks.
List apps that access your personal data or that could create costs.
Get advice on how to improve device security.
Block unwanted phone calls.
Secure QR Code Scanner
Check URLs for malicious or inappropriate web sites.
Add contacts to your address book.
Set up Wi-Fi connections and warn of insecure encryption.
Store all your account data in a KeePass-compatible password database.
Generate time-based (TOTP, RFC 6238) and counter-based (HOTP, RFC 4226) one-time passwords for multi-factor authentication.
Managing Sophos Mobile Security using Sophos Mobile or Sophos Central lets your IT department monitor the health of your device to ensure company-wide protection.
Permissions are required to monitor incoming data, and to detect and stop threats. See more here: http://sophos.com/kb/117499
This app uses the Device Administrator permission.
Battery and data usage
Malware definitions update once a day to keep you protected. This uses a small amount of data.
The initial full scan of every installed app causes a one-time increase in battery usage.
This app uses Accessibility services.
Support forum: community.sophos.com/products/mobile-device-protection/f/18
Use our SDK for premium antivirus in your app: www.sophos.com/AndroidSDK
Sophos Mobile Security user reviews:
Good Test results, fast, no ads, easy to use and free! Great work. Thank you. Update (2019/02/11): My experience supports my initial opinion. Reliable, doesn’t need many resources. Check on it after major system updates. Once it got lost, don’t know why. Few clicks and all was fine again.
Works very well, unless you have brackets at the start and end of your password. Remote lock is a very nice feature and the ability to scan SD card content is nice too. Would agree with some other reviews that an AV aspect ought to be introduced. If it were i would pay a couple of pounds a year to license. Only put 4 stars due to being beta (so finished product may vary greatly or not ever exist) and due to the lack of AV. Otherwise perfect.
Thankyou face book! You are doing a wonderful job… And I know the UK is running our world! Amen. Godspeed!!!
Just installed it yesterday. I’m impressed with the UI and small footprint. I hope it will continue to be free and add more features.
Not only scans for malware, but also has a feature for tracking lost phone. That is awesome. Didn’t give 5 stars coz there is still scope for improvement, like virus scan, scan settings for automatic scanning every day or week or so.
I use Sophos on my PC and it has been great. I’m glad to see that Sophos has expanded to Android. This is obviously a Beta version. But things that cam be improved would be like live internet security, website advisors embedded within the Android browser, and the ability to move the application to SD card. I’ll continue using avast for now.
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