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Does your Android Have a Virus? NetQin is your Vaccine!

March 9, 2011 - Written By Anthony Gordano

NetQin Mobile is your Antivirus Solution

As most of you probably know, the Android Market is not nearly as locked down as the App Store in iOS. Items are generally auto-approved, and only removed if they are reported to have malicious or troublesome effects on devices. If you are worried that you will install one of the bad ones, NetQin is here to help!

Not only does it help with virus-like activity, but it also has security features such as remote wipe and alarms (even if your phone is on vibrate or silent) that help you have more control over your phone and content. Now you don’t have to wonder if you’ll be the next one to get attacked from a malicious application, by downloading NetQin for FREE here. More information is in the press release below. Have you been a victim to a “bad” app? Let us know in the comments.

 

NetQin Mobile Internet Cloud SaaS Protects Mobile Users from Latest Security Threats

BEIJING, Mar. 4, 2011  — Recently, new spyware that causes privacy leakage was found on Google’s Android Market. Named “DroidDream”, the spyware was embedded in repackaged legitimate applications and uploaded to the Android Market by the developers “Myournet”, “Kingmall2010” and “we20090202”. Mobile devices will be infected after download. Google has removed more than 50 infected applications from Android Market and remote deleted the infected apps downloaded to the users’ devices to prevent further spreading of the malware.

The bombardment undoubtedly has something to do with the open nature of Android Market. As Android Market is providing more than 200,000 applications for users all around the world, it also allows almost anyone to upload apps as long as they register. Given such a situation, Android seems to be a double-edge sword that caters to the demands of the vast number of users as well as attracts a bundle of virus authors.

Even though Google has taken a series of control measures in the wake of the event, there seems to be a need for more to be done, warned NetQin Mobile Inc., a global leader in mobile security services.

On one hand, users should always be cautious whenever downloading an app to their phone, downloading applications only from trusted sources, reputable application stores and markets. Users should always check reviews, ratings and developer information before downloading. On the other hand, carriers, app stores and download sites should take effective measures to protect users from risks beforehand.

As a leading mobile security service provider, NetQin not only provides anti-virus services in SaaS model to protect mobile users from the latest security threats, but also cloud scan services built on cloud computing technology to help app stores and download sites scan and verify all uploaded applications to ensure that no security threats are embedded. The Mobile Market of China Mobile has deployed NetQin Cloud Scan to protect their users from potential security threats.

More than that, the proprietary “Cloud + Client” double engine enables NetQin to identify mobile security threats much faster and respond to security threats within 24 hours. The cloud scan detects and monitors threats at the user end and the carrier’s gateway as well as the download site app stores, and then reports to the server for analysis, the result of which adds to the most comprehensive security repository and this in return increases the virus detection ability. Essentially, the larger the user base, the more contribution to the virus database, the stronger service ability, and vice versa.

NetQin Mobile Anti-virus for Android is FREE to download at: http://www.netqin.com/en/antivirus/ or from the Android Market.

About NetQin

Founded in 2005, backed by Sequoia, Mayfield, Fidelity and Ceyuan VC, NetQin Mobile Inc. (referred to as “NetQin” hereafter) is a global leader in mobile security services, delivers proven mobile security solutions based on a cloud-computing model, including anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-spam, privacy protection, data backup and recovery, as well as data management – to more than 70 million users in more than 200 countries and regions worldwide – to protect them against mobile security threats.  As the market leader in mobile security, NetQin holds 67.7% market share of China mobile security market (2010 Whitepaper on China Mobile Security Market by Frost & Sullivan, January 2011), and has received multiple industry awards and honors, including Technology Pioneer 2011 by the World Economic Forum, and the 2009 China Frost & Sullivan Award for Mobile Security Market Leadership.

For more information, please visit http://www.netqin.com.