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out of 13 votes out of 13 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Feb. 17, 2017
  • Price:
    Free; Requires Android phone
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  • Product ranking:
    #2 in Other

Editors' Review

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


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.


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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.12.2
- App Locking now supports pattern gestures and fingerprint unlock. Charging booster design improvements. WiFi security scan improvements. Security Pro user experience improvements.
Publisher Avast Software
Publisher web site
Release Date February 17, 2017
Date Added February 17, 2017
Version 5.12.2
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Other
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Total Downloads 206,269
Downloads Last Week 153
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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