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Sprint offers McAfee security apps for Android

The McAfee Mobile Security and McAfee Family Protection Android Edition apps offer increased security features for select Android tablets and smartphones from Sprint.

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Sprint today announced the availability of two McAfee security apps for select Android smartphones and tablets. Now in the Sprint Zone in the Android Market, the McAfee Mobile Security and McAfee Family Protection Android Edition promise additional virus protection, parental controls, and the ability to secure information on lost or stolen devices.

McAfee Mobile Security will support both smartphones and tablets. You can get a free trial for seven days, but you'll need to get a $29.99 yearly subscription after that. Features on the app include device location and tracking, backup and restore for contacts and data, remote device access from a computer, remote wipe, continuous protection against malware and viruses, secure Web browsing, and the ability to set a notification alarm and pop-up alert for lost or stolen devices.

The McAfee Family Protection app is available as a free 30-day trial, but a full 12-month subscription is $19.99. For both phones and tablets it will offer Web filtering, uninstall protection, and the option to block other browsers from running and bypassing the app.