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Cheetah Mobile Updates Its CM Security App

June 25, 2014

Cheetah Mobile released an updated version of its CM Security app to address two current mobile security threats: The Simplelocker ransomeware designed to encrypt and take hostage smartphone data, as well as the pre-installed spyware on Star N9500 smartphones.

According to a release from the Company, CM Security is a free antivirus and mobile security application that comprehensively detects viruses, Trojans, malware, spyware, and adware on Android mobile phones and tablets.

The updated app defends against the latest variant of the CryptoLocker ransomeware - Simplelocker, which locks user smartphone data, videos and photographs by encrypting them for ransom. CM Security not only eliminates Simplelocker, but also unlocks the encrypted file, ensuring smartphones are restored to normal function.

Cheetah Mobile also enhanced its CM Security app to eliminate spyware pre-installed on Star N9500 smartphones, an off-brand version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. The malware, a version of the Google Play store, carries out spying activities such as copying personal data, recording phone calls and remotely activating the device's camera and microphones without user consent.

Cheetah Mobile is a mobile internet company.

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