by: Avast Software • 12.6K
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 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 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.
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Jul 24, 2015
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).
■ 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.
★ 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.
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.