Avira Free Android Security

Avira Free Android Security

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
5.0
out of 1 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
0.9
File Size:
619.09KB
Date Added:
March 05, 2012
Price:
Free; Requires Android phone
Operating Systems:
Android/2.3.3 - 2.3.7
Total Downloads:
3,947
Downloads Last Week:
4
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Compatible with 2.3.3 and above.

Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the Android Market where you must continue the download process. This download may not be available in some countries.

Editors' review

Avira Android Security is a protection app for Android devices with several security features and preventative tools to better manage your phone, whether you have it on hand or not.

To get the most out of Avira's mobile security app, as well as many others, Android Security requests that you register for an account. As security programs gear more toward the remote device management territory, it's become more or less a standard process now. Don't be surprised to see desktop apps opting for the same.

When you first log in and open Avira, you'll notice that it's pretty bare bones and sparse, but then again, it's meant to be a utility (and the last thing you'd want is an over-complicated mess on a mobile device.)

Anti-virus mode works like its PC counterpart: it'll scan all your phone's internal folders and directories for infected or malicious files and display the results at the end. Our test device took an average three minutes and 46 seconds to finish scanning.

Blacklist mode is more or less as it sounds: it's a custom filter to block incoming calls and messages from multiple levels, whether by contact, call log, SMS, or even your own custom profile.

The last big chunk of Avira's mobile features is actually found on the web on Avira's Android site, where you can access a console that lets you send various commands to your phone. This is where you'll be able to trigger phone alarms, remotely wipe your data, locate your device, and more. It follows the same color scheme as the Android app, making your experience relatively consistent across devices.

Though the app's core features are standard, we can't help but feel that the current design is a bit dated. The gray color scheme, the old scroll icons, and the overall interface seems a bit reminiscent of the older Gingerbread days of Android. And though this doesn't necessarily hurt the performance of the app, itself, it causes the app to be out of sight, out of mind, or forgettable... which is fine for the hands off aspect of the anti-virus, but one can come to quickly forget that the app, itself, is also a powerful device manager that deserves more attention than one would first imagine.

With that said, it doesn't hurt to have a little security, so if your Android device is unprotected, take this one for a spin. After all, it doesn't cost a dime but it could potentially save you a pretty penny in the long run.

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    "Great AV, lot's of features and solid protection"

    January 02, 2014   |   By CupcakesWillRule

    Version: Avira Free Android Security 0.9

    Pros

    Pros
    -Solid protection (Look on AV-Test for proof)
    -Great customer service
    -FREE
    -Great anti theft and blacklisting
    -Attractive UI
    -Light on system

    Cons

    Cons
    -Anti theft could just use these features:
    Detect SIM card change

    Unwipable through recovery

    Take a picture through front camera when passcode entered wrong 3 times

    Force GPS on when location is requested though myavira

    Summary

    Great program overall, anti theft is just slightly lacking ADVANCED features.

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