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    Published: 2015-07-24, by .

    A useful mobile device security tool.

    7.5
    • Great security features
    • Accurate location information
    • Listen and watch from anywhere
    • Glitchy text-to-lock function
    • Long location load times
    • Unintuitive control interface

    "Mobile Security For An Insecure World"

    THE VERDICT

    Avast Anti-Theft is a cell phone tracking app that helps aid in the recovery of a lost device. GPS location settings allow you to see where it is, take control of it, and turn it off if need be.

    THE PROS

    The location feature is very accurate. Every time it got the phone's location to within meters. This is a great way to make sure your phone always stays by your side. Being able to listen and record video from wherever the phone is is quite a nice touch.

    THE CONS

    The text-to-lock function didn't seem to work, at least not on the first try. It takes quite a while for the location to populate. It could use a better tutorial or instruction set. Initial use doesn't come off very intuitive. The alarm siren blared out of nowhere on one occasion.

    Tags: antivirus rooted , anti theft rooted 3.0.7501 , check if avast has wiped , is avast anti theft rooted safe

    William

    by William

    Jul 24, 2015

    Description

    This app is for rooted phones only! If your phone is not rooted, please install the standard avast! Anti-Theft.

    Best free cell phone tracker helps you find and track your lost or stolen device, making ‘lost’ Android phones/tablets a thing of the past.
    No need to think “How can I find my Android phone?” – its cell phone locator features find and control it remotely.

    Easy to use root install and update wizards (no command line knowledge required to use the tool). Provided also for NAND protected devices (write protected on system partition).

    TOP FEATURES
    ■ Locate/Track your ‘lost’ phone on a map through our web-based mobile phone tracking feature (uses GPS tracker and other triangulation methods).
    ■ Control your cell phone remotely via a web-based interface or SMS if the phone is stolen (to do this, go to: http://my.avast.com).
    ■ Remotely lock and/or wipe the phone memory, to keep your data safe.
    ■ Remotely take photos or listen to audio of the phone’s surroundings.
    ■ Set up a SIM-card-change notification to another device.
    ■ Stealth Mode automatically hides the app on your phone whenever Anti-Theft is activated, so that a thief is not even aware of its presence.

    REMOTE FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS
    You can trigger remote features via SMS command from a friend’s phone or via our web interface at http://my.avast.com
    ■ Remotely lock device.
    ■ Activate a customizable siren.
    ■ Wipe memory to keep your private data safe.
    ■ Custom locked-screen text (e.g. show rewards for its return).
    ■ Send an on-display message to the phone.
    ■ Have the phone call you elsewhere to listen to surroundings (with blacked-out screen, so invisible to thieves).
    ■ Have calls and messages forwarded to a different phone.

    EXTRA FEATURES for ROOTED PHONES
    ■ Choose your own name for the app, to further confuse would-be thieves.
    ■ Remotely reboot the device.
    ■ Prevent USB access to the phone.
    ■ Not even a hard reset will delete avast! Anti-Theft.
    ■ Keep data connectivity live, so the thief cannot turn off the internet connection.

    PREMIUM FEATURES
    ★ Geofencing: Phone performs specific actions (e.g. lock, activate siren, send location) when outside of a set perimeter (e.g. if you go to a cafe and set a 500m perimeter, and somebody steals your phone and takes it beyond that, it activates your specified actions).

    ★ Remote identification: Takes a picture of the thief when he/she tries to unlock the device (can use front or back camera, with face recognition). Also can listen to and record audio.

    ★ Password check: Marks the device as stolen if a wrong locked screen password is entered 3 times.

    ★ Remote forwarding: Begin forwarding calls or SMS messages from the lost phone.

    ★ Remote data retrieval: Retrieve call logs, SMS messages, and other personal data from your phone – e.g. before remotely wiping its memory.

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

    ABOUT AVAST:
    AVAST Software (www.avast.com), maker of the world’s most trusted antivirus, protects over 200 million people, computers, and mobile devices with its security applications. In business for over 25 years, AVAST is one of the pioneers in the computer security business, with a portfolio covering everything from free antivirus for PC, Mac, and Android, to premium suites and services for both consumers and business.

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    Users comments for Anti-Theft (rooted)

    ngoc minh

    by ngoc minh

    Jul 13, 2016  |  "Poor"

    I can't download it

    mas ulinnuha

    by mas ulinnuha

    Jun 26, 2016  |  "Poor"

    When you can't use sms command, then what's app for?

    dan mirish

    by dan mirish

    Jun 13, 2016  |  "OK"

    Customized version fails @download 0% for root installation. What's the solution before I give a 5 star???

    Andhika Fahmi Fadli

    by Andhika Fahmi Fadli

    May 30, 2016  |  "Poor"

    It stuck at downloading, and I've found an information from your own forum that you've been abandoned this version! I don't know what you think! I've tested your new version to simulate a lost phone by wiping my own phone, gotcha, the new version failed to prevent USB debugging and factory reset from recovery environment! Open your eyes boys! You can hide like this and can be found only from advanced user, please add this option for advanced user!

    Osama Alhamadani

    by Osama Alhamadani

    May 29, 2016  |  "Poor"

    It doesn't install in my device and message pop up says connection error. I tried many time and it's same

    Himanshu Pahadia

    by Himanshu Pahadia

    Apr 10, 2016  |  "Poor"

    Not even able to download. It worked great on the same device months ago. But now it's not working.