McAfee VirusScan Mobile software to protect Samsung HomeSync users from Android-based threats

Online security vendor McAfee announced VirusScan Mobile software protection for Samsung HomeSync users against the Android-based threats.

McAfee VirusScan Mobile software will come pre-installed in all Samsung HomeSync boxes to provide users with a secure in-home digital entertainment experience, said McAfee in a statement.

According to the McAfee Threats Report: Second Quarter 2013, there were nearly 18,000 new Android malware samples in the second quarter of 2013 and this rapid growth is not expected to slow down because Android users are failing to protect themselves.

McAfee’s Digital Assets Survey found that only one fifth of U.S. smartphone users and 13 percent of tablet users have security software installed on their devices.

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McAfee VirusScan Mobile software is an anti-malware system that scans and cleans mobile data, preventing corruption from viruses, worms, dialers, Trojans, and other malicious code. It protects mobile devices at the most critical points of exposure and will allow all Samsung HomeSync users to enjoy their entertainment and TV experience in a safe and secure environment.

McAfee VirusScan Mobile software will be pre-installed within all Samsung HomeSync boxes globally as an independent security app at no additional cost to end users.

In addition, HomeSync will come with the option to upgrade to McAfee Mobile Security, McAfee’s comprehensive mobile security solution offering best-in-class in privacy features at $29.99 for a 12-month subscription.

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