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Mobile Security & Antivirus by Avast

Latest Version: 3.0.7801

Updated September 4, 2014

What's New:

  • Earn Premium subscription for free by inviting 5 or more friends
  • Various bugfixes

App Description

avast! Mobile Security with free antivirus for Android secures against unwanted phishing, malware, spyware, and malicious viruses such as trojans and even against loss or theft.

Secure your phone and tablet with our top-rated free mobile security app with both antivirus and anti-theft protection.

  • Security tools like virus scanner, virus removal, protector, network meter, app manager, app lock, and even firewall (on rooted phones) give you total control for staying clean.
  • Protects against general infections, app vulnerabilities and Wi-Fi-based threats to your OS.
  • Locate lost phones or tablets through our web-based phone locator feature.
  • Remote lock and memory wipe features (just two of its many advanced Anti-Theft components) keep your data safe from theft.

It’s totally FREE.

Recommended by leading Android authorities:

Android Authority: “The best antivirus just got better… nothing comes close.”
Android and Me: “The best anti-theft solution on the market.”
Android Police: “Anything you would want if your device gets lost or stolen.”

Available in 20+ languages.

MOBILE SECURITY | ANTIVIRUS FOR ANDROID

  • Antivirus Engine: Virus scanner automatically scans installed apps, memory card content and new apps upon first use. Schedule automatic scans for when you sleep. Includes SMS/file scanning for complete mobile protection, and also protect against avg spyware and removes viruses.
  • Privacy Report & Apps Manager: Provides insights about installed apps and helps you understand your apps’ access rights, intentions, and permissions.
  • SMS and Call Filter: Allows you to retain your privacy. Block numbers from those you don’t want to be able to contact you.
  • Web Shield: Blocks malware infected links, as well as trojans, adware and spyware (for safe web browsing) and even USSD numbers (which have the ability to wipe your device’s memory). Also fixes mistyped URLs.
  • Network Meter: Measures incoming/outgoing data transfers.
  • Firewall (rooted devices only): Blocks hackers from getting in.
  • App Locking: Locks any two apps with a PIN/gesture (unlimited in Premium).
  • Backup: Allows backup of contacts, SMS/call logs, and photos (Premium version provides backup of music, video, and apps).

 

FIND MY PHONE | ANTI-THEFT FOR ANDROID
The best free cell phone tracker on the market. If you’re thinking “How can I find my Android?” you can use the cell phone locator features to find it, control it remotely, and much more.

  • Control your Android remotely via a web-based interface or SMS (to later control your device remotely, go to: http://my.avast.com).
  • Locate your phone on a map using GPS tracker.
  • Lock device, activate siren, or wipe memory to keep your private data safe.
  • Get notification of a SIM card change.

 

NEW! PREMIUM FEATURES | PAID-FOR OPTIONS

  • App Locking: Locks an unlimited number of apps.
  • Ad Detector: Detects ads and provides full details of their tracking systems.
  • Password Check: Automatically locks after 3 failed attempts to unlock.
  • Geo-Fencing: Phone performs specified actions (e.g. lock, activate siren, send location) when outside the set perimeter (e.g. you go to a cafe and enable it with a 500m perimeter, so if somebody steals your phone and takes it away, it triggers your specified actions).
  • Remote SMS: Remotely send text messages from the phone.
  • Remote Data Recovery: Remotely retrieve data from the phone.
  • Remote Identification: Take picture of the thief when he/she tries to unlock it (using front or back camera, with face recognition). Record audio, with voice recognition.
  • Backup Features: Allows backup of video, audio, and apps (including settings and data for rooted phones, e.g. game progress).
  • Premium pricing (auto-renewal): $1.99 monthly, or $14.99 yearly.

 

Older Versions

2.0.2750

Added on September 4, 2012

Changes:

  • Web-based control for Anti-Theft
  • Network Meter
  • SiteCorrect – autocorrect of mistyped URLs
  • Scanning of incoming messages
  • Real-time protection (on-exec scanning) of apps
  • Improved user interface for tablets
  • avast! Widget
  • The shield control UI to fine-tune on-access security setup
  • Grayscale notification icon configurable from settings

2.0.2880

Added on October 2, 2012

Changes:

  • Battery consumption fixes
  • Fixed SMS sending issues in Anti-Theft
  • USSD exploit protection
  • Better CyanogenMod, eMMC and IPv6 support
  • Other bugfixes

2.0.3377

Added on December 6, 2012

Changes:

  • Simplified Anti-Theft installation
  • New “Low-battery notification” feature in Anti-Theft component.
  • Network Meter now has a “Billing day” option
  • Fixed various issues in Firewall and Call/SMS filter
  • Web Shield now supports Boat Browser app and Boat Browser Mini app
  • Added a Turkish language pack
  • Minor user interface (UI) changes
  • Other tweaks and bugfixes

2.0.3380

Added on

Changes:

  • Simplified Anti-Theft installation
  • New “Low-battery notification” feature in Anti-Theft component.
  • Network Meter now has a “Billing day” option
  • Fixed various issues in Firewall and Call/SMS filter
  • Web Shield now supports Boat Browser app and Boat Browser Mini app
  • Added a Turkish language pack
  • Minor user interface (UI) changes
  • Other tweaks and bugfixes

2.0.3587

Added on January 29, 2013

Changes:

  • Fixed “Invalid context during scan” issue
  • Simplified Anti-Theft installation
  • New “Low-battery notification” feature in Anti-Theft component.
  • Network Meter now has a “Billing day” option
  • Fixed various issues in Firewall and Call/SMS filter
  • Web Shield now supports Boat Browser app and Boat Browser Mini app
  • Added a Turkish language pack
  • Minor user interface (UI) changes
  • Other tweaks and bugfixes

2.0.3849

Added on February 26, 2013

Changes:

  • Fixed “Invalid context during scan” issue
  • Simplified Anti-Theft installation
  • New “Low-battery notification” feature in Anti-Theft component.
  • Network Meter now has a “Billing day” option
  • Fixed various issues in Firewall and Call/SMS filter
  • Web Shield now supports Boat Browser app and Boat Browser Mini app
  • Added a Turkish language pack
  • Minor user interface (UI) changes
  • Other tweaks and bugfixes

2.0.3917

Added on March 8, 2013

Changes:

  • Fixed “Invalid context during scan” issue
  • Simplified Anti-Theft installation
  • New “Low-battery notification” feature in Anti-Theft component.
  • Network Meter now has a “Billing day” option
  • Fixed various issues in Firewall and Call/SMS filter
  • Web Shield now supports Boat Browser app and Boat Browser Mini app
  • Added a Turkish language pack
  • Minor user interface (UI) changes
  • Other tweaks and bugfixes

2.0.4304

Added on April 3, 2013

Changes:

  • Simplified Anti-Theft setup
  • New Anti-Theft user interface
  • Improved uninstall protection of apps
  • File Shield (also scans downloads)
  • Full activity log
  • Option to disable sending SMS to avast! Account
  • Folder scanning
  • Vietnamese localization

2.0.4400

Added on April 10, 2013

Changes:

  • Simplified Anti-Theft setup
  • New Anti-Theft user interface
  • Improved uninstall protection of apps
  • File Shield (also scans downloads)
  • Full activity log
  • Option to disable sending SMS to avast! Account
  • Folder scanning
  • Vietnamese localization
  • “Scan files when reading” is turned off by default

2.0.4675

Added on May 9, 2013

Changes:

  • Added option to disable automatic saving of the Activity Log to SD card
  • Improved File Shield to reduce CPU, memory and battery consumption
  • SMS block offer is now available on all Android versions
  • Fixed UI issues on some Sony Ericsson devices

2.0.4808

Added on May 29, 2013

Changes:

  • Simplified installation wizard
  • Uninstall protection and File Shield turned off by default
  • PIN protection is now optional
  • Added Belarusian localization

2.0.4993

Added on June 17, 2013

Changes:

  • Obad trojan detection & removal
  • Crash fixes & bug fixes
  • Simplified installation wizard
  • Uninstall protection and File Shield turned off by default
  • PIN protection is now optional
  • Added Belarusian localization

3.0.6351

Added on

Changes:

  • Avast Mobile Premium discount offer valid until 1st of October
  • Added Arabic localization
  • New context-relevant notifications (with the option to turn them off)
  • Various improvements and bug fixes

3.0.6426

Added on October 10, 2013

Changes:

  • Added Arabic localization
  • New context-relevant notifications (with the option to turn them off)
  • Various improvements and bug fixes

3.0.6526

Added on November 5, 2013

Changes:

  • Ability to add apps to the malware ignore list
  • App Locking password can now be changed using your avast! PIN
  • Fixed SMS Filter, which sometimes incorrectly blocked incoming messages
  • Fixed system Settings, which was accessible even while locked by tapping quickly on notification shortcut icon

3.0.6572

Added on November 7, 2013

Changes:

  • Ability to add apps to the malware ignore list
  • App Locking password can now be changed using your avast! PIN
  • Fixed SMS Filter, which sometimes incorrectly blocked incoming messages
  • Fixed system Settings, which was accessible even while locked by tapping quickly on notification shortcut icon
  • Fixed App Locking crashing on 2.x devices

3.0.6915

Added on December 10, 2013

Changes:

  •  SMS Remote Control a device with Anti-Theft installed
  •  Filter apps according to Last Used apps in the Application Manager
  •  Batch force stop or uninstall apps in the Application Manager
  •  Support for Android 4.4, KitKat
  •  Several minor bug fixes

3.0.6978

Added on December 19, 2013

Changes:

  • Fixed crash on the application start caused by the previous update
  • Several other minor bug fixes
  • Support for Android 4.4, Kitkat

3.0.7118

Added on February 3, 2014

Changes:

  • Various bug fixes and minor design improvements
  •  SMS blocker turned off on KitKat
  •  Anti-Theft removal wizard moved to Anti-Theft menu
  •  Localizations update
  •  Easier opt-out from the SecureLine unsecure WiFi promo dialog

3.0.7133

Added on February 7, 2014

Changes:

  • Various bug fixes and minor design improvements
  • SMS blocker turned off on KitKat
  • Anti-Theft removal wizard moved to Anti-Theft menu
  • Localizations update
  • Easier opt-out from the SecureLine unsecure WiFi promo dialog

3.0.7212

Added on February 18, 2014

Changes:

  • Various bug fixes and minor design improvements
  • SMS blocker turned off on KitKat
  • Anti-Theft removal wizard moved to Anti-Theft menu
  • Localizations update
  • Easier opt-out from the SecureLine unsecure WiFi promo dialog

3.0.7387

Added on March 19, 2014

Changes:

  • Decreased size of avast! Mobile Security installation file for easier updates and less space on the device
  • Easier way to give feedback within the app itself
  • Simplified process of entering voucher codes
  • Fixed Chinese localization
  • Several bug fixes

3.0.7400

3.0.7550

Added on May 16, 2014

Changes:

  •  Widget crashing was fixed for certain Sony Ericsson devices.
  •  New payment methods in some countries.
  •  Some other minor bug fixes.

3.0.7650

Added on June 23, 2014

Changes:

  •  Improved process of setting up the PIN
  •  Various bugfixes

3.0.7702

Added on July 15, 2014

Changes:

  •  Earn Premium subscription for free by inviting 5 or more friends
  •  Various bugfixes

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