NEW DELHI, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The amount of malicious software aimed at Android users is growing rapidly. The latest report from Finnish computer and Internet security provider F-secure found the amount of malicious Android software has more than tripled since 2012, from 238 trojans and viruses to 809.
Looking at the top 10 source countries for Android attacks, the F-secure report pointed out that only five percent of these malevolent programs came from the United States and just 15 percent from major European countries. Three-quarters of the malicious software originated from Saudi Arabia (42 percent) and India (33 percent).
In other words, there is still plenty of room for growth in the malware industry among Western industrialized nations; we have only seen the tip of the iceberg.
That's why it is more important than ever for users to have confidence in their app provider and to have a reliable source for Android resources that is free of malicious components.
This is where Mobogenie Market offers hope for Android users worried about the growing number of threats to their smart phones, tablets, and other devices.
Mobogenie describes its Market as a "safe app store," where strict approval standards weed out malware, and user-friendly interfaces provide direct and convenient channels to a wide variety of Android tools (as well as PC software).
The company claims to have more than 270 million loyal customers worldwide for this third-party provider, and an in-depth look at the Mobogenie Market shows why their service is so popular.
Mobogenie's primary claim is user safety. The company works with the top-ranked Kaspersky anti-virus team, using the most sophisticated software of its kind in the world. Every app and game sold on their market, says Mobogenie, has been thoroughly tested with Kaspersky and is guaranteed not to contain malware.
That's an impressive claim, but we didn't just take their word for it. With editor Ryan Hill, we tested the Mobogenie Market with dozens of professional antivirus software packages, including McAfee, Norton, Bit Defender, AVG Antivirus, Panda, Avira Antivirus, and more; the tests proved that Mobogenie is indeed a virus-free software source.
But the company is not stopping there - Mobogenie not only eliminates any application that fails its anti-malware tests today, it also continues to track every app and program it sells into the future. Users can be confident that updated versions have not allowed trojans, viruses, ad-based attacks, or other malicious content to sneak in down the road.
That is an unprecedented level of user protection that puts the Mobogenie Market head and shoulders above its competitors. It places the interests of users ahead of developers, demanding that app creators live up to higher safety standards.
Obviously, developers who can't be bothered to meet those standards, or who deliberately spread malware, will avoid the Mobogenie Market. That's fine by the Mobogenie team, which says it is interested in protecting the Android eco-system and its users, not careless or malevolent software builders.
But Mobogenie's advantages for users go far beyond its superior malware safety record in comparison to other app stores.
For one thing, we were impressed with the large number, variety, and quality of goodies offered for free, unlimited download through the Market. Not only are there a great range of practical apps and fun games, but even distinctive wallpapers and ringtones that give users tremendous options to customize their phones and other devices.
See for yourself at www.mobogenie.com.
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