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Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android

Free

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.7212
  • Total Downloads:
    78,973
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 11, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,534
  • Platform:
    Android
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Avast Mobile Security defends against malware, secures individual apps, and safeguards your phone if it's misplaced.

Pros

Visually driven: Avast Mobile Security's interface is clean and visual, with few words and bold graphics. Each task has its own window: Swipe through windows to scan your device for malware, for example, or check the security of your Wi-Fi connection. Notifications about potential dangers, such as accessing an unprotected Wi-Fi network, are unobtrusive.

High scores on malware detection and usability tests: AV-Test, a security and antivirus research firm, consistently gives Avast high marks on malware detection and overall app performance.

Basic controls: The revamped interface presents simple controls and strips away confusing settings and options. Tap a button, scan on demand, address any concerns, and you are done. If you want, you can gain greater control over Avast's actions and set what Avast looks for and where on your phone it can look.

Additional security and privacy tools: Avast gives you app-by-app security control and lets you lock individual apps. You have quick access to app permissions and the ability to block callers.

Antitheft measures: The Anti-Theft module, free through in-app download, lets you take action if you lose your device. You can locate your phone, remotely lock or wipe it, and take photos or listen to audio of your phone's surroundings.

Cons

Intrusive ads: After a scan, an ad takes over two-thirds of your screen.

Limited toolkit: For many, Avast's basic security tools will be enough. To extend the usefulness of the app, you need to download from the Google Play Store separate free extensions for VPN, password management, and saving battery life. A few other security apps, such as McAfee's, offer more tools out of the box.

Bottom Line

Avast Mobile Security presents a streamlined interface for monitoring your phone for malware. To extend the app's usefulness, you can download individual security modules from the Google Play Store.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Best Mobile Security App."

December 20, 2014  |  By JoshPhillySportsFan1

2014-12-20 23:18:21  |  By JoshPhillySportsFan1

 |  Version: Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus 3.0.7212

Pros

Scans apps on install and scans apps when they get updated or deleted. Works almost like the computer version.

Cons

Should make the backup app backup your music for free instead of having to upgrade to pro not that big of a deal tho other then that no problems so far!

Summary

I have Avast on all my devices my laptop and Android devices it's the best free protection I highly recommend putting Avast on your Android and Computer.

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5 stars

"Very satisfied by it's security"

July 14, 2014  |  By dquin656

2014-07-14 05:36:25  |  By dquin656

 |  Version: Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus 3.0.7212

Pros

I use the security, anti-virus and anti-theft. I was happy to see they have one for my Galaxy S3 android. Loaded it and and found it easy to navigate and very thorough. Scans downloads, gives you access to apps that are running and more.

Cons

I had to remove my sim card and then put it back in and the anti-theft app considered this as a stolen device. I eventually got it to recognize my sim card, but I don't even remember what I did to do it. I tried so many different things.

Summary

Pros outweigh the cons, by a long shot. I mean, how often do you have to remove your sim card and put it back in? I am a very happy camper and will continue to use avast on both my android phone and my pc.

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5 stars

"really best mobile antivirus"

March 20, 2014  |  By ertra1

2014-03-20 05:54:27  |  By ertra1

 |  Version: Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus 3.0.7212

Pros

Simple to use.
Fast.
Most important functions are for free.
Anti-theft is a must if you like your phone.

Cons

So far I don't have any.
Firewall works only on rooted phones.

Summary

My friend got some malware on his phone and it almost kill his device. I better install mobile security solution as I don't want this to happen to my phone.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.7212
  • New context-relevant notifications (with the option to turn them off)
  • Various improvements and bug fixes
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site https://www.avast.com
Release Date February 18, 2014
Date Added March 11, 2014
Version 3.0.7212
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android/2.3.3 - 2.3.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 78,973
Downloads Last Week 7,534
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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