August 26, 2010
Dr.Web for Android was in beta-testing for a month since July 26 2010 and got in the TOP list of most popular free applications at www.android.com/market with 130 000 downloads. It shows a strong interest in the new product from Doctor Web and indicates considerable relevance of the security problem for the platform. Several types of malicious programs for Android were discovered in a short period in August 2010. They include modifications of spyware from the AndroidMobileSpy family and AndroidSmsSend species covertly sending paid short messages.
The new product scans the entire file system of a mobile device including the phone’s memory where applications files are stored. Malicious objects detected by Dr.Web for Android are moved to the quarantine.
If the file monitor is running, Dr.Web for Android scans each program installed into the device’s memory as well as each file written onto an SD card automatically.
How to install Dr.Web for Android:
- Download the Dr.Web for Android installer.
- Connect the mobile device to the computer using a USB data-cable.
- Set the device to work as a storage device.
- Copy the drweb-600-android.apk file onto the SD card.
- Disconnect the mobile device from the computer.
- Launch any file manager on the device (e.g. you can use ASTRO from the Android Market).
- Navigate to the /sdcard directory and find the drweb-600-android.apk file.
- Use the application manager to start installation.
Download Dr.Web for Android from the Android Market:
- Use your mobile device to go to the Android Market page.
- Find and select Dr.Web for Android.
- Press Install.
Users of Dr.Web Anti-virus Pro and Dr.Web Security Space Pro can use Dr.Web for Android free of charge.
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