Verizon Support & Protection Helps Keep Your Smartphone Protected

This Android security app from Verizon Wireless has many features to safeguard your personal data, protect your privacy and locate your missing device.

Your smartphone or Android tablet is a treasure chest filled with your personal information: friends’ email addresses and phone numbers, family photos and videos, and account numbers and passwords to shopping sites and bank accounts.

With all that valuable information, you should protect your device, just as you would your computer at home.

With the Verizon Support & Protection app for Android, you’ll get virus scan, safe browsing protection and the ability to lock or erase a missing device for free (data usage applies). Here are four ways the app keeps your smartphone secure:

Scenario: You download a free app to look up recipes for lasagna. Unknown to you, it comes with a Trojan virus that will capture your bank account number the next time you use your smartphone to pay a bill.

Verizon Support & Protection solution: Anti-malware features powered by McAfee® will help protect you from viruses, worms, dialers, Trojans and other malicious code. Routine scans will alert you to any threats, which you can then quickly delete. You set how frequently you want the scans to run.


Scenario: You check your email and see an offer that grabs your attention: 50-percent off and free shipping for a product that you’ve had your eye on. You click the link, but it’s a phishing scam, and now your personal information is at risk.

Verizon Support & Protection solution: The app includes McAfee® SiteAdvisor® to help protect against web threats by warning you about sites deemed risky. SiteAdvisor software protects you from malicious links in text messages, email, social networking sites and QR codes.


Scenario: Your son stays after school to play soccer and then takes the bus home. When he gets there, he realizes he left his device somewhere along the way.

Verizon Support & Protection solution: Easily locate your device or erase its contents to protect your privacy.


Scenario: You arrive home after shopping at your local mall, reach for your phone and realize it’s not there. You’ve been in dozens of stores today, not to mention the food court, so your phone could be just about anywhere in the mall.


Verizon Support & Protection solution: The VSP Android Premium app, included for Total Mobile Protection customers, comes with recovery features that can remotely locate your device, sound an audible alarm from it or lock your device and content to keep your information from prying eyes.

Interested? Just visit Verizon Support & Protection to learn more

This content was created by an author contracted by Verizon Wireless to provide helpful information on mobile technology. The thoughts, opinions and suggestions of the author may not necessarily reflect those of Verizon Wireless.

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