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With the sheer number of malware and potential security threats currently posing a risk to the tens of millions of Android users, it makes for those wielding a device running Google’s mobile OS to do their level best to protect themselves.

NQ Mobile has recently updated its Security & Antivirus utility, allowing Android users to remove malware, spyware and viruses quickly and effectively.

Intriguingly, it was NQ Mobile who discovered the most recent strain of malware threatening the security of Android users. Named TigerBot, it is transfers via SMS, and can easily record noise in the vicinity of a device, along with phone calls. It houses the ability to modify network settings, record GPS coordinates, capture images (and upload them to a remote server) kill processes, and reboot a device – an extensive list which pretty much covers every aspect of a smartphone user’s worst nightmare.

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As well as the basic anti-virus features, it offers a phone locator, data backup, safe browsing, traffic monitoring and safe apps recommendations for most Android devices.

It’s free of charge, which means you needn’t pay extra for the secure environment you take for granted when purchasing a smartphone. Having said that, you can fork out for premium services, which offer protection to online banking, mobile payment transactions, as well as providing anti-eavesdropping protection.

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The number of threats in the wild seems to be increasing, and with the Big G’s Andy Rubin frequently boasting of the daily activations of Android devices nearing the millions, he, along with anybody associated with the Android platform, will be hoping one of the malware strains doesn’t mutate into a large-scale issue.

Even if you haven’t encountered any form of malware in the past, it’s definitely advised that you download any form of added protection you can get your hands on. With an average of 4.8/5 rating from nearly 30,000 votes, NQ has proved itself to be a surefire hit, and with its creators right in the thick of new malware discoveries, there’s little reason to seek an alternative.

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Download NQ Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android [Google Play Link]

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