avast! Free Mobile Security?

avast! Free Mobile Security?

Why choose avast! Free Mobile Security?

I am currently using and testing the avast! Free Mobile Security as we speak. I did quite a bit of research looking for someway to protect my new Android phone from threats of the world, and I found avast! to be the winner, at least on paper. Now for the real test, using it.

A standalone yet tightly integrated component of the avast! Mobile Security environment, avast! Anti-Theft is the slyest component on the market – because your security app should not alert potential thieves about its presence. You'll be able to remotely control your 'lost' phone by SMS at any time, with no signals indicated on the phone itself. Formerly known as Theft Aware, the Anti-Theft portion of avast! Free Mobile Security has been recommended by leading industry experts that include T-Mobile, N-TV, AndroidPIT, and Android Police.

Antivirus

Performs on-demand scans of all installed apps and memory card content, as well as on-access scans of apps upon first execution. Options for scheduling scans, virus definition updates, uninstalling apps, deleting files, or reporting a false-positive to our virus lab.

Privacy Report

Scans and displays (grid) access rights and intents of installed apps, identifying potential privacy risks, so you know how much info you are really providing to each app.

SMS/Call Filtering

Filter calls and/or messages from contact list using set parameters based on day(s) of the week, start time, and end time. Blocked calls redirect to voicemail, while blocked messages are stored via filter log. Also possible to block outgoing calls.

App Manager

Similar to Windows Task Manager, it shows a list of running apps and their size (MB), CPU load, used memory, and number of threads and services – with an option to stop or uninstall.

Web Shield

Part of the avast! WebRep cloud, the avast! Web Shield for Android scans each URL that loads and warns you if the browser loads a malware-infected URL.

Firewall

Add a firewall to stop hackers. Disable an app's internet access when on WiFi and 3G and roaming mobile networks. (Works only on rooted phones.)

 

So, while my testing has just begun, I am very pleased with the possiblities and protection that I now have. I you would like to try it, just go to the Marketplace and download it. If you want more information before you do that, I would encourage you to check out the avast! site.