Mobile Security & Antivirus

Mobile Security & Antivirus

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Pros
  • Layout
  • Ease of use
  • Lots of features
  • Antivirus, malware protection, anti-theft
Cons
  • Requires to download extra packages
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Expert's Review
8.8
Great

"Mobile security center"

Reviewed by / Mar 10, 2014

avast! Mobile Security provides a comprehensive pack of security tools

Since we have small computers in our pockets, accessibility has been enhanced enormously. However, threats have also increased: classic virus, trojans, phising are still there but some other threats like device robbery or lose burst the scene.

avast! Mobile Security is a pack of security tools that fulfill all that needs. Thus, it includes, a Virus scanner able to scan both apps and SD card and that allows you to schedule automatic scans. Likewise, there's a Privacy Advisor which tracks apps permission and divides them by understandable categories. There's a built-in App Manager from where you can delete cache and data, force close, uninstall and check out info related to the app.

In order to null any phising or malicious site, there's a Web Shield which protects you against the risks you are exposed to while browsing the Web. Spam via SMS is also a concern on mobile devices. It includes a SMS and Call Filter to block specific spammers. Unless others security apps, this includes a Firewall. Although it could seem useless so far, it's meant to be necessary in a few months. This feature requires ROOT access.

And finally, one of the most important features: Anti-Theft. It allows you to lock and wipe remotely, activate siren sound, deny accesses, geo-location, among many other. Take into account that the Anti-Theft package for root devices includes more features.

If you're looking for a comprehensive security app, this is going to fit you.

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avast! Mobile Security with free antivirus for Android secures against unwanted phishing, malware, spyware, and malicious viruses such as trojans and even against loss or theft.

Secure your phone and tablet with our top-rated free mobile security app with both antivirus and anti-theft protection.

✔ Security tools like virus scanner, virus removal, protector, network meter, app manager, app lock, and even firewall (on rooted phones) give you total control for staying clean.
✔ Protects against general infections, app vulnerabilities and Wi-Fi-based threats to your OS.
✔ Locate lost phones or tablets through our web-based phone locator feature.
✔ Remote lock and memory wipe features (just two of its many advanced Anti-Theft components) keep your data safe from theft.

It’s totally FREE.

Recommended by leading Android authorities:
■ Android Authority: “The best antivirus just got better… nothing comes close.”
■ Android and Me: “The best anti-theft solution on the market.”
■ Android Police: “Anything you would want if your device gets lost or stolen.”

Available in 20+ languages.

MOBILE SECURITY | ANTIVIRUS FOR ANDROID

■ Antivirus Engine: Virus scanner automatically scans installed apps, memory card content and new apps upon first use. Schedule automatic scans for when you sleep. Includes SMS/file scanning for complete mobile protection, and also protect against avg spyware and removes viruses.

■ Privacy Report & Apps Manager: Provides insights about installed apps and helps you understand your apps’ access rights, intentions, and permissions.

■ SMS and Call Filter: Allows you to retain your privacy. Block numbers from those you don’t want to be able to contact you.

■ Web Shield: Blocks malware infected links, as well as trojans, adware and spyware (for safe web browsing) and even USSD numbers (which have the ability to wipe your device's memory). Also fixes mistyped URLs.

■ Network Meter: Measures incoming/outgoing data transfers.

■ Firewall (rooted devices only): Blocks hackers from getting in.

■ App Locking: Locks any two apps with a PIN/gesture (unlimited in Premium).

■ Backup: Allows backup of contacts, SMS/call logs, and photos (Premium version provides backup of music, video, and apps).

FIND MY PHONE | ANTI-THEFT FOR ANDROID

The best free cell phone tracker on the market. If you’re thinking “How can I find my Android?” you can use the cell phone locator features to find it, control it remotely, and much more.

■ Control your Android remotely via a web-based interface or SMS (to later control your device remotely, go to: http://my.avast.com).

■ Locate your phone on a map using GPS tracker.

■ Lock device, activate siren, or wipe memory to keep your private data safe.

■ Get notification of a SIM card change.

NEW! PREMIUM FEATURES | PAID-FOR OPTIONS

★ App Locking: Locks an unlimited number of apps.

★ Ad Detector: Detects ads and provides full details of their tracking systems.

★ Password Check: Automatically locks after 3 failed attempts to unlock.

★ Geo-Fencing: Phone performs specified actions (e.g. lock, activate siren, send location) when outside the set perimeter (e.g. you go to a cafe and enable it with a 500m perimeter, so if somebody steals your phone and takes it away, it triggers your specified actions).

★ Remote SMS: Remotely send text messages from the phone.

★ Remote Data Recovery: Remotely retrieve data from the phone.

★ Remote Identification: Take picture of the thief when he/she tries to unlock it (using front or back camera, with face recognition). Record audio, with voice recognition.

★ Backup Features: Allows backup of video, audio, and apps (including settings and data for rooted phones, e.g. game progress).

★ Premium pricing (auto-renewal): $1.99 monthly, or $14.99 yearly.

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Recently changed in this version

+ Earn Premium subscription for free by inviting 5 or more friends

+ Various bugfixes


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Some lists where this application appears: Android Apps, Analizadas por Mar GP, Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, Tablet Start Up.

Comments and ratings for Mobile Security & Antivirus
  • (70)

    by Emzkie on 14/02/2012

    I love this! I have tried norton, avg, lookout, netqin and Avast is the fastest and best I've ever had so far. Avast is just perfect! I also use Avast on my PC. This app is so far the best in the market for mobile security.

  • (70)

    by Adam Kazmierczak on 04/08/2014

    Using for years....no problems.

  • (70)

    by István Palugyay on 04/08/2014

    I have been using the desktop version for years now. I'm absolutely satisfied with it so i thought I would give it a go on Android as well. Fingers crossed, hope the best :)

  • (70)

    by SOVAN SUNDAR ADAK on 04/08/2014

    Soooogood

  • (70)

    by Coulibaly Coulibaly on 04/08/2014

    Pas mal

  • (70)

    by Andrew Coward on 04/08/2014

    Used it for over a year, and I can't say it did much other than killing battery and slowing me down. Paid features aren't really worth it. Great for PC - horrible for mobile platforms. I've had enough time to decide that I'd rather uninstall than continue to allow the permissions. Great theory, horrible way to apply it. Kind of like communism.

  • (70)

    by George Baroy on 04/08/2014

    Love it