PRAGUE, Czech Republic, December 21, 2011 – AVAST Software, the world’s largest provider of antivirus software, will give Android owners an array of “stealth” and remote-access features in the new avast! Free Mobile Security- and it is completely free.
“When a smartphone is stolen, the owner’s number one desire is to get their device back intact and, secondly, to secure their private data,” said Ondrej Vlcek, CTO of AVAST Software. “We’ve developed our avast! Free Mobile Security with these needs in mind – and at a price everyone can afford.”
avast! Free Mobile Security answers the conflict between the current security app usage in Android phones and what users would like to have. “People think they need some sort of security app, but they are unsure of the benefits and don’t like the prices of what they see on the market,” stated Mr. Vlcek. A survey of avast! antivirus users with Android smartphones found that only 30% had some sort of antivirus app installed on their phones. However, over 60% of the same group stated that they would be interested in a free anti-theft/anti-malware app on their smartphones.
“For Android phones, our security starts with recovering the lost or stolen device intact,” explained Mr. Vlcek. “To do this, we’ve built a special array of “stealth”, remote-access, and anti-malware features to help owners recover their lost phones and stay protected from online threats.”
avast! Free Mobile Security can be downloaded for free at the official Android Market app store and other outlets. Additional information is available at the avast! website at http://www.avast.com/free-mobile-security.
1. On 8 April 2014, Microsoft stops support for Internet Explorer browsers running on Windows XP. This will put your computer and data, such as credit card and online banking details, at greater risk to hackers and malware.
2. Several browser alternatives exist, but we at AVAST use and recommend Chrome, as we find it to be the most-secure option available.