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With mobile snatchings on the rise, it is very important that people install a powerful anti-theft app on their smartphone/tablet so that they can wipe sensitive data, lock their device and, in the best case scenario, catch the damned thief.

There are a variety of options on Android: We’ve covered apps like avast! Mobile Security and Lookout Mobile Security that offer anti-theft features for free, and today we’ll be discussing Cerberus, a highly-respected paid anti-theft app that offers an unbelievably strong variety of features that security-conscious will absolutely love.

Cerberus recently reached the 100,000 app downloads milestone and are celebrating the occasion by giving away paid licenses for free for limited time. If you want a free paid license, check out our short step-by-step guide after the jump.

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From Android Market:

Cerberus is a complete anti-theft application, the best protection you can get to recover your misplaced, lost or stolen Android device.

It has three ways to protect your device:
- Remote control through the website www.cerberusapp.com
- Remote control via text messages
- SIM Checker

Step 1: Download, install and launch Cerberus’ free 7-day trial [Market Link].

Step 2: Sign up for an account. Note down your username.

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Step 3: Head on over to this Google Docs page, enter your Cerberus username and email address and press Submit. You response will be submitted to Cerberus.

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This promotion of sorts will last till 23:59:59 GMT on February 29th, 2012, so get it while it’s hot! Users who signed up will have their life-time licenses activated on March 1st.

Once set up, you can locate and track your device, initiate a loud alarm, wipe internal memory as well as SD card, lock device, record audio, access call log and a whole lot more via Cerberus’ online dashboard or through text messages. Folks with rooted devices get complete uninstall protection and GPS auto-enabling on ICS. This is, undoubtedly, the anti-theft app for Android!

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