Configuring anti-malware protection on Android devices

May 17, 2024

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You can configure the anti-malware protection on an Android device through Anti-Malware. Anti-Malware is included in the Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android app. Anti-Malware allows you to detect and eliminate threats on a device by using the application's anti-malware databases and the Kaspersky Security Network cloud service. Anti-Malware prevents the device from being infected in real-time mode.

To configure the anti-malware protection on an Android device:

  1. Open Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud Management Console.
  2. Select the Security managementSecurity profiles section.

    The Security profiles section contains a list of security profiles configured in Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud.

  3. In the list, select the security profile for the devices on which you want to configure the anti-malware protection.
  4. Click the link with the profile name to open the security profile properties window.

    The security profile properties window displays settings available for all devices.

  5. In the Android group, select the Security settings section.
  6. Switch the toggle button to Anti-Malware protection is enabled.

    Anti-Malware will automatically scan all new applications.

  7. Click the Settings link below the Anti-Malware protection is enabled toggle button.

    The Anti-Malware protection settings page opens.

  8. In the Advanced section, define the settings of mobile device file system protection:
    • To enable the advanced protection mode for a mobile device, switch the toggle button to Extended Anti-Malware protection is enabled.

      Anti-Malware will scan all files that have been opened, modified, moved, copied, and saved by the user on this device.

    • To block adware and apps that can be exploited by fraudsters to harm the device or user content, switch the toggle button to Protection against adware and autodialers is enabled.
  9. In the Protection scope list, select the files that Anti-Malware will scan:
    • Scan all files
    • Scan executable files only
  10. In the The application always attempts... list, select an action to perform on objects detected by the scan:
    • Remove an infected object
    • Skip and add the information to Threats report

      If threats have been skipped, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android warns the user about problems with device protection. Information about skipped threats is displayed in the app Status section. For each skipped threat, the app suggests actions that the user can perform to eliminate the threat. The list of skipped threats may change, for example, if a file was deleted or moved. To receive an up-to-date list of threats, run a full scan of the device. To ensure reliable protection of your data, eliminate all detected threats.

    • Move an infected object to Quarantine on the device
  11. Click the Save button.

After the security profile is applied on the device, Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud enables anti-malware protection.

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