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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.9.3.988
  • Total Downloads:
    51,491
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 28, 2017
  • Price:
    Free; Requires Android phone
  • File Size:
    3.53MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    558
  • Platform:
    Android
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Other

Editors' Review

The latest update to McAfee's Mobile Security app for Android continues to provide dependable protection against malicious attacks on your phone.

Pros

Watches for malware threats: The McAfee Mobile Security app scans apps as you download them for malicious software and monitors them when you first open them for suspicious activity. McAfee said it specifically focused on ransomware detection with the latest version of its mobile security app and will kill an infected app when ransomware is detected and send you an alert.

Top marks in third-party testing: McAfee regularly ranks among the top security apps when tested by independent testing firms AV-Test and AV-Comparatives, earning top marks for malware detection and usability.

Privacy monitoring: McAfee Mobile Security scans new and existing apps for what personal information they have access to and what information they are sharing. McAfee rates apps based on how much personal data they have access to and alerts you if an app seems to be exploiting more data than expected.

Broad-spectrum security and protection: With a $29.99 annual subscription, McAfee will monitor websites, links, and Wi-Fi networks to ensure you're safe while browsing; add phone numbers to a no-call list to block callers; back up the important contents of your phone; help you locate, lock, and wipe a lost phone; and keep your memory and storage space tidy.

Cons

Can be pushy: During and after setup, the app may ask for control over settings -- such as requesting permission to not optimize battery usage -- and then make it challenging to dismiss the request if you don't want to grant permission. Descriptions and messages can also be confusing, making it unclear what the app wants you to agree to.

Bottom Line

McAfee Mobile Security gathers in one app a solid collection of security tools for protecting your Android phone. For end-to-end Android security, McAfee is up for the task.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.9.3.988
  •  Added ability to unlock apps and device with your fingerprint
  • Added ability to detect and remove ransomware threats with just one tap
  • Extended Web Security on Samsung Internet, Opera Mini, and Firefox
  • Enhanced Wi-Fi security so you can easily manage your trusted Wi-Fi network list
  • General
    Publisher McAfee
    Publisher web site http://home.mcafee.com/
    Release Date September 28, 2017
    Date Added September 28, 2017
    Version 4.9.3.988
    Category
    Category Productivity Software
    Subcategory Other
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Android
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 3.53MB
    File Name External File
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 51,491
    Downloads Last Week 558
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free
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