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Fake 'Android Defender' Promises Security, Delivers Malware

 But don't let the phony "Android Defender" name fool you. This ironically named anti-virus software will do anything but defend your smartphone.

The fake Android Defender — there's a real, less dubious Android Defender app found in the Google Play store — tricks users into paying for a fake "cleanup" service that will allegedly clear their devices of Trojans and viruses.

The experts at Sophos' Naked Security blog analyzed the fraudulent anti-virus software thoroughly. The app first warns users that their devices are "at risk of being infected," then prompts them to allow free scans of the devices.

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