Secure your devices against phishing attacks from email, phone calls, infected websites or SMS messages. Get alerted when you install spyware and adware apps that violate your privacy by sending your personal data to their servers. Protect yourself against viruses and malware that cause popups and unwanted ads with Avast Mobile Security, the world’s most trusted free antivirus app for Android. With more than 100 million installs, Mobile Security & Antivirus provides much more than just antivirus. Here’s a sample of some of the other features packed into this lightweight app:
- WiFi Speed Test
- Antivirus Engine
- App Locker
- Call Blocker
- Firewall (for rooted Android only)
- Privacy Advisor
- RAM Boost
- Charging Booster
- Web Shield
- Junk Cleaner
- WiFi Scanner
Web protection supports many popular browsers. Strong malware protection. Huge feature set. Remote lock, wipe, and alarm. Network Meter and Privacy Advisor. Powerful SMS commands. Free. Avast Mobile Security has more than 100 million installs in Google Play and a solid 4.5 user rating, and it was our Editor’s Choice for Best Android Security App in 2014 and 2015. We liked its huge assortment of powerful anti-theft and privacy tools (including some for rooted phones only), and its excellent, if not quite perfect, malware-detection rate.
And more amazing features to protect and improve your Android experience.
App Locking :
retain security and privacy of sensitive content by locking any app with a PIN or touch gesture. Protect your most used apps and make sure nobody else can access them – not your child or even an intruder.
Avast Direct Support :
contact Avast directly from the app to receive quick responses to your inquiries.
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- Product features
Antivirus Engine: Virus and malware scanner automatically scans for infected apps, Trojans and new apps for safety upon first use. Includes Web & file scanning for complete mobile protection, and also protects against spyware and viruses.
- App Locking: Retain security and privacy of sensitive content by locking any app with a PIN.
- App Permissions: Provides insights about installed apps and helps you understand your apps’ access rights, ad network integrations, and permissions.
- Web Shield: Scans and blocks malware-infected links, as well as trojans, adware, and spyware (for privacy and safe Web browsing) and even USSD numbers (which have the ability to wipe your device’s memory). Also fixes mistyped URLs.
- Call Blocker: Allows you to retain your privacy. Block numbers from those you don’t want to be able to contact you.
Avast Mobile Security for Android scans and secures against infected files, unwanted privacy phishing, malware, spyware, and malicious viruses such as trojans. This newest version contains features previously reserved for subscribers but is now completely FREE!
- Security tools like virus and malware scanner, trojan removal for infected files, App Permissions, App Locking, and Call Blocker give you total control for safeguarding your privacy.
- Safely secure your phone and tablet with our top-rated free mobile security app featuring both antivirus and Wi-Fi vulnerability protection.
- Protects against infected files, websites, apps, trojans, system vulnerabilities and Wi-Fi connections based threats to your OS.
Android Authority: “The best antivirus just got better … nothing comes close.”
Feel secure with industry-leading malware safety by leading Android authorities:
PCmag.com: “Strong malware protection. Huge feature set. Free.”
DigitalTrends.com: “A light footprint with no discernable drain on battery life and no impact on general performance.”
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Avast Mobile Security in detail
App Permissions :
Provides insights about installed apps and helps you understand your apps’ access rights, ad network integrations, and permissions.
Antivirus Engine :
Virus and malware scanner automatically scans for infected/dangerous apps and Trojans upon first use. Includes Web & file scanning for complete mobile protection, and also protects against spyware and viruses.
App Locker :
As mentioned above, there’s a stand-alone App Locker app, but except for its pattern-lock and fingerprint support, it’s no different from the built-in applock feature.
Web Shield :
Scans and blocks malware-infected links, as well as trojans, adware, and spyware (for privacy and safe Web browsing, e.g. Chrome) and also fixes mistyped URLs.
Wi-Fi Finder :
With unlimited cellular data plans mostly a thing of the past, the ability to find an open Wi-Fi network is valuable. Avast Wi-Fi Finder shows the location of networks near you. It can activate SecureLine VPN anytime you connect to Wi-Fi (which we strongly recommend).
Call Blocker :
Keep your privacy. Add phone numbers to your blacklist and block callers you don’t want contacting you.
Battery Saver :
Avast Battery Saver lets you fine-tune power profiles to maximize battery life, such as by shutting off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. I tested a number of different power profiles, and all worked as expected. The location-based settings were especially useful, as my schedule is fairly unpredictable but my needs at specific locations are fairly predictable.
Wifi Security :
Check the security of each network and email, browse and make payments wherever you are.
The basic version of Password is free and includes secure encryption, syncing between devices, automatic form-fill and the ability to generate complex and unique passwords. The premium version costs $9.99 a year, but the only relevant additional feature is Password Guardian, which tells you if one of your accounts (Gmail, Amazon, etc.) has been hijacked. With Avast Passwords, you create a single highly secure master password, then enter the rest of your passwords into the app. From then on, you won’t need to remember anything but the master password.