Review of Avast Mobile Security for Android

Site Score
5.9
Good: Anti-Theft Feature & its free of cost
Bad: Not as such
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User Score
7.3
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After getting a glimpse of Avast’s new mobile security solution a few weeks ago, I just had to dive in and give the app a full review. Avast, the long-awaited marriage of Avast and IT Agents’ Theft Aware (see our review), certainly doesn’t disappoint. It has an insane number of features, all of which appear to work perfectly, and it sounds like things will only be improving with time.

And did I mention the full-featured, root-enhanced app is completely free with no paid version in sight? As in, even the previously paid (Theft-Aware used to cost 10EUR) features.

Check out this handy feature matrix:

And this video, which provides us with a quick overview of just a few of Avast’s capabilities:

At A Glance

Avast Mobile Security is stunning not only in terms of functionality, but also in its design and usability. The app’s interface is extremely polished, and handles Avast’s myriad of features with ease, avoiding a cluttered feeling, and walking users through each feature gently, with full explanations of just what you’re getting into. Apps with as long a list of features as Avast often feel too busy, and features sometimes aren’t exactly practical. This is not the case with Avast. Each and every feature Avast offers is practical, sensible, and most importantly functional.

My only complaints with Avast are minor and really don’t detract from its functionality at all.

Features

 

Virus Scanner

Privacy Advisor

Application Management

Web Shield

SMS and Call Filter

Avast also features call and SMS filters, meaning users can block incoming (and outgoing) calls and text messages according to contacts, groups, times, and days of the week, making it incredibly easy and intuitive to prevent unwanted messages or calls from being received or transmitted. This doesn’t feel so much like a security option, as much as a feature thrown in for convenience. That being said, it’s more sophisticated than many of the call/SMS blocker apps out there, functions perfectly, and is

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Review of Avast Mobile Security for Android, 7.3 out of 10 based on 4 ratings

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