Avast, security vendor which famous for releasing one of the best free antivirus around for the PC user had just released the mobile security (or mobile antivirus) edition for free to all Android users. We all know that Android’s main weakness when compared to iOS is the security.
As a result, paying $30/year bucks for a mobile security is not a good deal to a lot of mobile user. Other free mobile security is available and there are many out there which barely recognize a Malware.
Reason is probably because those vendors are not so experience with how antivirus really works but not for Avast. Avast antivirus is already long in the antivirus market competing with all the likes of Kaspersky, BitDefender, Norton and ZoneAlarm to provide commercial and free antivirus.
If you are on Android and looking for something to secure your mobile, here are 7 Cool facts on why you should try out Avast Mobile Security.
#1. It is free
Avast already famous for giving away quality free antivirus on the PC market and there should not be any doubt on their quality for the mobile.
#2. You get to have real time protection
From time to time, it protects your mobile. In the case where you have a Malware breach, this apps is going to tell you or even quarantine it in real time.
#3. It scans your apps before installing
One problem with Android is you get to install non-Android market’s application or unauthorized apps without jail-breaking your phone. However, this convenience has come to a disadvantage where people easily inject Malicious software into your mobile. As a result, Avast will first scan the apps before it is installed officially.
#4. Comes with a Firewall
Avast does not provide Firewall for Free on the PC market but not on the mobile side. You get to enjoy Avast firewall for free but the drawback is, you need to ROOT your phone. Not everyone roots their phone but if you want to use the firewall, rooting is a necessity.
#5. You get to enjoy Safe Browsing
Browse safely by not worrying that you will fall into trap of scams like phishing and malicious site as Avast Mobile Security provides you Web Shield.
#6. Filtering your SMS and Calls
This might not be necessary to everyone especially me but it might be good to certain people. You get to create a group of contact which you want to filter them off by not letting them to reach you on the mobile.
#7. Integrates with Theft Aware for free
Theft Aware is an Android Apps which is NOT Free but comes in Free together with the Avast Mobile Security with some branding. Basically, it helps you to wipe off all your private data on your mobile if it is stolen so that you will not leak out your private data just like certain celebrities. If you are lucky that the thief did not deactivate this feature, you might also get your phone back but chances are, pretty low.