Avast Mobile Security: extensive Android security app


Avast has recently released its free security app for use on Android devices, such as T-Mobile new cell phones. Simply named ‘Avast Mobile Security’, the app includes an extensive set of Android specific security features, including real time protection, malicious app scanning, premium SMS blocking,  link scanning and anti-theft. There is also a Firewall feature but that will only work on rooted devices:

 

Full-featured Antivirus and Anti-Theft security for your Android phone – Avast! Mobile Security:

Protect personal data with automatic virus scans and infected-URL alerts. Stop hackers by adding a firewall (rooted phones). Control anti-theft features with remote SMS commands for: history wipe, phone lock, siren activation, GPS tracking, audio monitoring, and many other useful tools. Your ‘invisible’ app hides itself, making it extremely hard for thieves to find and disable. A standalone yet tightly integrated component of avast! Mobile Security, avast! Anti-Theft is the slyest component on the market. Formerly known as Theft Aware, the Anti-Theft portion of avast! Mobile Security has been recommended by leading industry experts that include T-Mobile, N-TV, AndroidPIT, and Android Police.

 

 

Avast Mobile Security integrates two key components, Anti-Virus and Anti-Theft, and also employs very good self-protection techniques. Scans can be initiated on-demand or via a set schedule and include internal memory, SD cards and apps. The Avast WebRep service, which utilizes cloud based URL scanning to warn users of dangerous sites, is also incorporated.

More information is available HERE

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Jim Hillier

Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele... as well as writing for DCT, of course.

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