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Avira Antivirus 2021 - Virus Cleaner & VPN for Android

By Avira Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Avira Antivirus 2021 - Virus Cleaner & VPN

  • Ensure that your phone's personal data remains secure
  • Last updated on 03/24/21
  • There have been 5 updates within the past 6 months
  • Also available on iOS, Mac, and Windows

Editors' Review

clifford.colby Nov 23, 2016

Avira Antivirus Security for Android scans apps and files for malicious software, provides antitheft tools, and helps track which apps might be compromising your privacy.

Pros

App and file scanning: By default, Avira Antivirus Security scans apps and files on your device for malware. Fine-tune which locations and apps to scan in the settings, and schedule when scans occur. While you can use the free antivirus tool without an Avira account, registering for one unlocks other security tools.

High marks on malware detection: Avira performs well on the suite of tests run by AV-Test, a security and antivirus research firm, earning high marks on malware detection and battery use. The free version of the app checks for updated virus definitions daily. The paid version checks hourly.

Quick access to scan information: Tap the Antivirus tab and then Scan to check your device's apps and files. After the scan is complete, the app displays the results and whether it found any issues.

Antitheft tools: Avira's antitheft tool helps you locate a misplaced phone or tablet, remotely lock it, and wipe it if it's gone for good. Avira is insistent that you activate its antitheft tools, reminding you after every scan. To use the antitheft feature, you need to sign in to your account.

Broad range of free security tools: If you create an account with Avira, you can unlock free security services through the app. In addition to the antitheft tools, you can unlock a widget that helps you search for safe websites, activate an email monitor that watches for email hacks, turn on a call blocker, and evaluate the privacy settings of your apps. The paid edition adds secure browsing to ward off harmful sites.

Cons

At times not the most obvious navigation: Avira Antivirus Security can put you on screens with no clear way to navigate to another screen. And tapping elements that look identical sometimes leads to new information or a new screen -- and sometimes doesn't.

Bottom Line

Avira Antivirus Security offers solid, up-to-date malware protection. The app in general offers clear navigation but at times could do a better job of displaying navigation tools.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.5.3

We constantly improve the security, stability, and speed of our products to give you the best experience in the market. This new version includes:
- NEW: Dark Mode theme to save your battery life
- Stability and performance improvements
- Bug Fixes

We listen to your feedback to make Avira better for you. Rate us!
All the best,
Your Avira Team

General

Release March 24, 2021
Date Added March 24, 2021
Version 7.5.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 22,204
Downloads Last Week 5
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Developer's Description

Your photos, contacts, emails and credit card numbers are on your phone. In this era of data breaches and leaks, Avira Antivirus Security for Android ensures that your phone's personal data remains secure.

More than a free antivirus app for malware/spyware removal, our full-featured free mobile security app provides safe browsing and remote anti-theft features to track and find your lost/stolen smartphone or tablet.

Avira Antivirus Security for Android shields your devices (smartphones, tablets): against spyware and malware helps you find, track, and recover your lost or stolen phone protects your personal and private data (photos, chats, emails) from breaches and theft shows how each of your apps collects sensitive data, and more

Antivirus and privacy protection: Secure your phone's contents against spyware, Trojan viruses, and other types of malware with top-rated free mobile security and antivirus protection. Anti-theft and recovery tools: Pinpoint your phone's location on a map, remotely lock it and, if necessary, delete its contents. To protect against loss, you can activate a loud sound or display a message to anyone who finds your phone.

Identity safeguard and blacklist: Concerned that your email may have been hacked or otherwise compromised? Identity Safeguard tells you if that's the case and lets you know whether your contacts' emails are safe as well.

Web-based management portal: Web-based controls offer remote access to all your security settings and remote functions like siren, memory wipe, track location on map.