Avira Free Android Security wins perfect score from AV-TEST

Avira Free Android Security app earned a perfect score and a “Certified” rating from AV-TEST. Avira Free Android Security scored a perfect 13 out of 13 points in AV-TEST’s January 2014 Android Mobile Security Test, which reviewed 30 different products on their performance, detection rates, protection from malware and overall product usability.

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Avira Free Android Security automatically scans the user’s mobile device for viruses, spyware, Trojans and other malware. Users can also block annoying contacts from calling or texting. Additionally, users can log into my.avira.com to remotely locate their device (via GPS, WiFi or cellular signal) on a map or make it ‘yell’ for attention if it goes missing (even if the ringer is turned off), and can remotely lock or wipe the device if it gets stolen.

This is a good reward for the hard work that is being done in the Avira labs. The multitude of samples increases every week and we see a significant amount of threats. Probably the most dangerous of these threats are the apps in the Security and Privacy Risk category which include the pay-per-SMS registration apps with recurring billing and the apps that send SMS to extra charge numbers.

But, there are other threats as well:

- Adware -> they throw all kind of ads in your browser

- Trojans -> silently steal data and send it to cybercriminals without you noticing anything untill is too late.

I personally recommend this app for any Android device, because you never know what apps are out there. I got used to see ” X scanned apps are safe” in the events .

 

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Download Avira Free Android at Google Play:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.avira.android&hl=en

Get details or download from the dedicated page: http://www.avira.com/en/avira-android-security

 

Sorin Mustaca

IT Security Expert

 

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