Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus varies-with-device

Protect your mobile device against malware and theft

  • Category:

    Security

  • Works under:

    Android 3.3 / Android 3.1 / Android 2.1 / Android 4.1.1 / Android 2.2 / Android 4.1.2 / Android 4.1 / Android 4.2 / Android 4.3 / Android 3.2 / Android 4.2.1 / Android 4.2.2 / Android 3.0 / Android 2.3 / Android 4.0

  • Also available for:

    Windows

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.8 (277)

Avast is a mobile security and antivirus app that prevents any dangerous software from attacking your Android device. The software includes a scanner for malware, anti-theft countermeasures, and other security features for the modern world.

When users take advantage of Avast, they are brining peace of mind to their device. The antivirus feature of the software is constantly analyzing apps to make sure they are completely safe, and it does so for apps as they are downloaded as well. The scanner also has the ability to scan the full contents of the device's storage unit, which is typically an SD card.

Antivirus scans can be scheduled in advance by the user, or they can be initiated at any moment. To remain completely up to date on all the most dangerous and common viruses, the app automatically downloads its own updates every day.

Those that need real-time protection when surfing the internet on their Android device will enjoy the Web Protection system that keeps the user notified of any potential risks that may be uncovered while browsing. A firewall is included in the software, but only those with root access can take advantage of that tool.

Another amazing feature of Avast is the Application Manager, which showcases the most pertinent details about all the apps on your device. It will show how much space they take up, how much memory they use, how much CPU capacity they require, and so on.

To view and alter permissions, the Privacy Adviser offers a breakdown of all the apps on your device and what they can do. This provides users with a quick way to see which apps might be leaving them open for privacy issues or theft of information.

Professional users will enjoy the call and SMS message filter that is included in the app to build blacklists of those numbers that belong to telemarketers or other unwanted callers.

Anyone who is concerned about losing their device or having it stolen will enjoy the anti-theft measures that make it much easier to relocate and protect your device. Users can generate lists of SIMs that are trusted and therefore can be used in the phone, and they can setup remote commands that will erase data, activate alarms, and lock the phone in the event of a theft. Users will even be able to find the GPS coordinates of the phone in order to find it faster.

Since the software is a security app, it includes an option for creating a password to operate the app. That will prevent other users from changing any settings or removing any protections.

In terms of the user interface, Avast is quite engaging and interactive. There are tons of features, but everything feels simple and intuitive.

Pros

  • Numerous Features
  • Uses Few System Resources
  • Excellent Antivirus
  • Appealing Aesthetic
  • Filters SMS and Calls

Cons

  • Firewall Requires Root Access
  • Anti-Theft Measures Overly Complicated

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