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Cheetah Mobile Rolls Out Free App That Eradicates Simplelocker

June 28, 2014

Cheetah Mobile said it has 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 detects viruses, Trojans, malware, spyware, and adware on Android mobile phones and tablets.

The Company said that 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 added it 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.

"Mobile threats are evolving rapidly and constantly. Our goal at Cheetah Mobile is to be able to help our users stay one step ahead of the types of threats that infect their smartphones," said Ruimin Huang, product manager, Cheetah Mobile. "By adopting smart user habits and installing mission-critical applications like CM Security onto their smartphones, users should be able to utilize and enjoy their smartphones to the fullest capacity."

Cheetah Mobile is a mobile internet company.

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