Avast Mobile Security and Antivirus is not just an app; it’s a whole army of powerful security and backup tools to protect your Android device and the data on it from hackers and thieves. You’ll find a whole barrage of features that are tailor-made for the insecure digital and real word. If you simply explore the mobile security capabilities of Avast Mobile Security and Antivirus, you’ll be pleasant surprised. There’s everything from on-demand antivirus scanning and web-based control of anti-theft options to SMS and call filtering, web shield and the all-important firewall, though it’s only available on rooted devices. Aside from the mobile security features, there are plenty of anti-theft features such as the app’s ability to disguise its identity, stealth mode, establish a white list of trusted SIM cards, activation of siren and self-protection capabilities. That, however, is not all. A whole collection of remote features such as remote lock, remote siren, remote locate, remote memory wipe and remote calling complement the security and anti-theft capabilities of the app, making it a complete and powerful package. Wondering if all these robust features successfully deliver on the Android platform? Check out this Avast Mobile Security and Antivirus Android review to find out.
Although Avast’s nifty app comes equipped with a malware scanner tool that lets you manually scan already installed apps, it also offers real-time protection. By scanning fresh downloads even before installation, the app ensures the security and privacy of your data. The feature works, though not as well as we would have liked. There is definitely some room for improvement.
It’s quite a rarity to find a security solution for the mobile device that offers a firewall. It’s definitely great to find the tool present in Avast Mobile Security and Antivirus, though it only works on rooted Android devices. Once the pre-requisites are met, the feature does its job exceptionally well. You are able to disable any app’s Internet access when connected to an insecure network such as public Wi-Fi, 3G or roaming mobile networks.
Game Mode Protection
It was indeed a huge disappointment to find Game Mode protection missing in the Android version of the app. You’ll find yourself getting security warning amid an intense gaming session, which is extremely annoying. Let’s hope Avast introduces the feature in a future release.
The apps’ Web Shield feature has the job of keeping malware off your device by scanning each URL that you load on the web browser. The result is nothing short of satisfactory, with your surfing sessions becoming considerably safer.
If you loved Windows Task Manager on PC, you’ll definitely love the App Manager tool integrated in Avast Mobile Security and Antivirus. It lets you view everything from an app’s size, current CPU load, memory usage to number of threads and services. Moreover, you can also stop on uninstall an app or service using App Manager.
The remote locking feature in Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus offers a solid and reliable defense by letting you protect your phone, as well as the data on it by locking your phone while a simple SMS, or through your online Avast account. Once you find your phone, you can easily unlock it and access the data by specifying the password that you set. The feature doesn’t fail to meet expectations.
Avast Mobile Security and Antivirus has a whole barrage of anti-theft features in its arsenal. These include app disguiser, stealth mode, white list for trusted SIMS, SIM-change notification, battery saver, self-protection, and remote settings change. That sure is a lot of abilities to digest, but rest assured, they all work great. Just don’t take this as a license to become reckless and flash your expensive phone in places where it’s bound to attract attention.
If you are not tech-savvy enough to check the access rights of installed apps on your own, no need to worry. Avast Mobile Security and Antivirus is smart enough to do it for you, warning you when an app acts fishy.
Installation Guide/Help Manual
Installing Avast Mobile Security and Antivirus is easy, configuring and using its various features is not. You will have your technical knowledge tested while navigating the app and making use of its capabilities. Some of the features require you to install an additional app, which involves the same downloading and installation process as the parent app. Don’t worry too much if you find yourself confused, as you can find plenty of guides for the app online.
Avast releases regular updates for its mobile app. These include both enhancements to the app, as well as updated virus definitions, this improving the degree of protection you enjoy. The updates are downloaded and installed automatically whenever your device is connected to the Internet. You can save mobile data by choosing to update only when connected to Wi-Fi.
A responsive and resourceful customer support is available for the app through call. You can also visit the company’s website and get in touch with the Help and Support Center to have your issues resolved and queries answered.
Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus recently made all its premium features available to free users, making its popularity rise even more.
Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus is comprehensive defensive system for the Android platform, equipped with a whole range of powerful tools to ensure the safety of your device and data. It can get a bit complicated at times, but getting through the learning curve is definitely worth the effort.