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Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.3.2
  • Total Downloads:
    179,048
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 03, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    820
  • Platform:
    Android
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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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1 stars

"Does not recognise router security correctly"

May 05, 2016  |  By DonnaRose

2016-05-05 03:09:10  |  By DonnaRose

 |  Version: Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus 3.0.7212

Pros

Free and appears to offer virus and malware protection in one package.

Cons

When at home it displays a permanent error that my router "is dangerous" and implies it needs correcting. The router is configured for MAC level security where it only allows previously configured MAC addresses to attach. This stronger than password protection which is no longer needed. If the package can't recognise basic router settings what else is it failing to understand?

Summary

I felt I had no choice but to remove this product from my laptop, mobiles and other devices as it appears to have fatal flaws.

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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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1 stars

"Nothing but trouble, unfortunately."

December 16, 2013  |  By peter_huebner

2013-12-16 19:42:18  |  By peter_huebner

 |  Version: Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus 3.0.6572

Pros

It locks the phone with a 5 digit pin.

Cons

- after I installed Avast! mobile security my phone would no longer text, it gave a memory error despite there being a lot of free memory.
- The LG PC suite could no longer access the phone via usb cable to make backups
- My car could no longer connect to the phone via bluetooth unless I went through the routine of making the phone discoverable each time.

Summary

I installed the program on an LG P500 mobile. It's caused nothing but trouble - the security of having a pin keep thieves out of my contact data and email account hardly seems worth it if I can't use the phone in the ways it's intended to be used -- I was reduced to making voice calls in the end. You may be buying a free shipload of trouble (I'm happy to hear that it works well for many people, it sure caused me much grief).

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2 stars

"Couldn't update Anti-virus signatures Android Tablet"

November 01, 2013  |  By BOBRGR

2013-11-01 11:02:07  |  By BOBRGR

 |  Version: Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus 3.0.6426

Pros

Worked OK for several months

Cons

Noticed Anti-virus signatures were out of date by over 2 months
Tried to update with a good wireless conection [had just download a 40mb program]...retried several times including shutdown, restart...still no update
No warning that it was out of date without opening the program and checking

Summary

I chose this because Avast on 7 Pc'S works great...updates reliably and I've had no significant malware in several years [used with additional anti-malware apps].
Out of date by 2 months with no warning is unacceptable.
I downloaded Trustgo which found 3 low risk but potentially problematic apps that I deleted. Had no problem updating.
Deleted Avast mobile.
My android tablet runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and connects thru wifi.

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4 stars

"SELECT CUSTOM INSTALL AND SAY NO TO ALL OTHER FEATURES"

April 07, 2013  |  By lionling

2013-04-07 05:14:54  |  By lionling

 |  Version: Avast Mobile Security 2.0.4304

Pros

SELECT CUSTOM INSTALL AND SAY NO TO ALL OTHER FEATURES & YOU SHALL BE FINE

Cons

SELECT CUSTOM INSTALL AND SAY NO TO ALL OTHER FEATURES & YOU SHALL BE FINE

Summary

If ur dumb stop using computers

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5 stars

"The best you can get for free"

August 01, 2012  |  By walkawaywizard

2012-08-01 02:18:27  |  By walkawaywizard

 |  Version: Avast Mobile Security 1.0.2129

Pros

Firewall help to contain data traffic.
Anti theft is great
Low memory usage
Block calls and smses

Cons

Scanner is not that great but good

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5 stars

"Just great"

June 12, 2012  |  By walent88

2012-06-12 12:34:11  |  By walent88

 |  Version: Avast Mobile Security 1.0.2129

Pros

Doesn't eat up RAM nor the battery. Anti-virus and anti-theft is great. You can find your lost phone, lock it, or delete its data. I've never had a virus so i can't tell how does the anti-virus work :)

Cons

The promised web portal which should bring online lock&find commands isn't launched yet.

Summary

It's a great product, definitely worth a try. Would be the best if they'd finished the portal.

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5 stars

"works great"

May 20, 2012  |  By damoz71

2012-05-20 10:58:13  |  By damoz71

 |  Version: Avast Mobile Security 1.0.2129

Pros

killed a virus already on a phone i bought

Cons

non ..........

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.3.2
  • Many improvements on stability and performance
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site https://www.avast.com
Release Date August 01, 2016
Date Added August 03, 2016
Version 5.3.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android/2.3.3 - 2.3.7
Additional Requirements Requires Android 4.0.3 and higher
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File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 179,048
Downloads Last Week 820
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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