Intel Security today announced that new Samsung Galaxy S7 customers can enjoy its mobile security solution designed to help keep them safe from a growing number of mobile threats.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and GalaxyS7 edge will come pre-installed with McAfee VirusScan. With this collaboration, Samsung customers will be better protected with anti-malware technology that is already helping to provide a more secure mobile experience to more than 40 million Samsung Galaxy users globally.

Historically, mobile malware has been something of an afterthought for cybercriminals, with most of their efforts focused on the desktop or laptop. However, over the past several years, there has been a dramatic increase in sophisticated and complex new malware targeting mobile devices.

According to Intel Security’s Mobile Threat Report, three million devices were affected by malware solely through mobile app stores over the past six months. Additionally, Intel Security found that in Q4 2015 mobile malware samples increased 24 percent compared to Q3 2015.

“As consumers grow increasingly reliant on their mobile devices and use those devices for sensitive transactions, increased protection against malware is critical to better securing their data,” said John Giamatteo, corporate vice president at Intel Security.

“Intel Security is combatting these growing mobile threats by collaborating with consumer brands like Samsung to help keep customer’s mobile devices more secure so they can experience the connected world with confidence.”

“Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users can feel more comfortable in navigating the digital world with enhanced protection by the latest anti-malware solution that Samsung offers,” said Henry Lee, vice president of Mobile Security Technologies of Samsung Mobile. “Smartphones have become an extension of our everyday lives, and it is important that we provide our users with a high level of protection designed to help keep their personal data safe in their Samsung device.”

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