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Aussie antivirus software company has offered its latest mobile security apps to users on iOS and Android devices.
In a press release on its website, AVG says its latest Android and iOS security apps offer a “robust and comprehensive suite of mobile security applications”.
The new apps offer features like app-based anti-virus protection and the ability to monitor key locations on your smartphone and tablet.
The latest mobile antivirus suite, called Mobile Security Suite 6, offers a wide range of security features, including advanced scanning for ransomware, malware and keystrokes.
In its press release, AVG states that the latest suite includes advanced fingerprint detection, enhanced device fingerprinting, and the addition of the “Smart Lock” feature.
The company also states that Mobile Security Plus, which it says offers “great security and a better user experience”, is a great way to check your device for malware.
A new version of Mobile Security Security Suite 7 will be available in the coming weeks, with a “full suite” of security enhancements, the company says.
In the past, the antivirus company has been criticised for not doing enough to help users to protect their devices.
Earlier this year, it was forced to withdraw a mobile security suite after an Australian security researcher discovered a flaw in the software, which had been available for several years.
In an update, the Australian Federal Police said it was aware of the issue and the software had been “reinstated”.
In a blog post published on its site, AVG said it had recently seen a rise in ransomware threats.
“While our focus is now on fighting ransomware, we’re aware of a new ransomware attack that’s been making headlines around the world, targeting Australian users.”
The ransomware attacks have been around for at least two months and have seen a large number of Australians affected, some of whom have even been forced to pay for the privilege of being on a different network.
“We want to reassure you that AVG is not a part of this attack and are in no way responsible for this incident, nor will we be responding to it.”
The firm has also published a security update for its latest flagship antivirus application, Mobile Security Live, which is available for download from the App Store and Google Play.