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Avast Makes it Easy to Find Reliable and Secure Public Wi-Fi with New Wi-Fi Finder App



Redwood City, Calif., Feb. 9, 2016Avast Software, maker of the most trusted mobile and PC security in the world, today announced its new Avast Wi-Fi Finder, an Android app specifically designed to help people find reliable, fast and secure Wi-Fi connections, regardless of their location.  With the mobile app’s user-friendly map interface, it is easy to find hotspots recommended and crowdsourced by people around the world. Avast Wi-Fi Finder helps people select a secure Wi-Fi connection without the worry of going over data plans, eliminating roaming fees, slow data connections and overage charges.

“Many of us have found ourselves in situations when traveling or working remotely in which we’re unable to find reliable and secure Wi-Fi,” said Gagan Singh, president of mobile at Avast. “With the Avast Wi-Fi Finder, consumers are now able to find a safe and fast Wi-Fi connection whether you’re at the gym, hotel, airport, bus station, library or café.”

The Avast Wi-Fi Finder helps people:

  • Connect to the fastest, most secure hotspots
  • Obtain speed without compromising privacy
  • Navigate a collection of nearby Wi-Fi hotspots, recommended and crowdsourced by nearby users

In August 2015, Avast launched a product crowdsourcing program that allowed Avast Mobile Security users to help Avast harvest nearby available Wi-Fi spots. By enlisting its installed base of 230 million users, Avast collected Wi-Fi hotspot data from volunteers and evaluated each hotspot’s security level before launching Avast Wi-Fi Finder. The Avast Wi-Fi Finder is available for free and can be downloaded here