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Avast antivirus for Android





cybersa
Anybody tried Avast for Android mobile.
Really very nice.

It has lot features like
Anti-Theft.(I like it)
Scanner
Anti-Privacy
etc.
All needed apps in one app.

I recommend this.
Hexes
Today in PC Format (magazine) I have read that smart phones will be the main target for hackers in 2012. Android is the most popular system so probably majority of malware will be created for this platform. Most companies start to introduce their AV for android. Eset has mobile security suite for android but unfortunately you have to pay for it Sad
cybersa
Yeah i heard about the news.

From Hackers,AV company will get profit. Wink
flamepjlh
cybersa wrote:
Anybody tried Avast for Android mobile.
Really very nice.

It has lot features like
Anti-Theft.(I like it)
Scanner
Anti-Privacy
etc.
All needed apps in one app.

I recommend this.


                                                    
I don't think we need an anti-virus sw now on mobile device.                    
                                                    
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portoskt
i thihk there is no need for antivirus software on android phones
cybersa
I accept that now we don't need antivirus for android.
It has many other features than Antivirus like firewall etc..
badai
for android, definitely you need one. there are few cases with rough apps in andriod market already. i'm using mylookout right now.
cybersa
When comparing lookout to Avast,I feel Avast is better than Lookout.
Because it giving nice features for free and no ads also.
badai
cybersa wrote:
When comparing lookout to Avast,I feel Avast is better than Lookout.
Because it giving nice features for free and no ads also.


what features? i've been using avast since winmo 6 and everytime i tried to change to other i keep finding lookout is better, or others are just crap. if there is something better than lookout i'm ready to switch. lookout consume a lot of cpu while scanning and manage to hang a dual core run at 1.7G.
mukesh
Greate news Android mobile with avast.

I was no any idea or news about this.
busaboss
I already used avast anti-virus a couple of months ago but I ever since avoided the app because it seems to slow down my phone. Also, I find the sudden scans irritating. Besides, I still haven't encounter a virus in my smartphone so I'll leave it to that as long as I'm still ok. Cool
Marcuzzo
at first I loved android but this is starting to look like good intentions gone bad.
the platform is based on linux and java platform and thus opensource.
the only thing that is opensource on android is the OS itself, the rest is cr*p.
if you look at linux distros there are several repositories where you can download sources and compile the program yourself and most of these programs are supported by a community and are generaly great.
with android marketplace ( google play ) this looks more like apple sh*t if you ask me.
most apps are written by individuals that want to make a fast buck by creating spinoff games and apps where add's keep popping up.
I find that very few games and apps are even worth trying out and once you do find one it will mostlikely want to access your internet connection, accounts and location.
imo the only app that needs to know my location is a Navigation app, the only app that needs internet connection is a browser or a mail client.
also another thing that is frustrating is that the free games aren't limited in functionality but keep showing add's and nag screens asking you to buy the full version or rate it on the market for free maps.
and now you need an AV.... for your Phone.... this is just crazy.
adamstuart07
Hello Friend

I am using this in my aneroid system and friend i really wanna give a suggestion its really awesome for protecting your computer ...
danijellipsans
i cant see any need to put antivirus software on my android phone... if someone have any bad experiences with security at phone, please write it here
Marcuzzo
I've read that smartphones will be the targetted by hackers in 2012.
I hate to see the day that virusses are spread by mobile phones and that you even need to get a good av for android Sad
If only people would stop rooting their droids this wouldn't be such an issue.
sure the theming and the other stuff you can do is nice but you are still running under the root account and as in any linux OS, running directly under the root account is a security risk
welshsteve
I have heard of it, but I have been using Lookout Security for Android. Would be interesting to hear the thoughts of anyone who has tried both and which they prefer. I've had no problems at all with Lookout Security. My phone used to crash randomly, now it doesn't.
KrystalRe
Is Avast for Android free sowtware? Or there a trial period?
cybersa
It is a free software.
And also adfree.
lightningleo
well.. i think i should download it.. if its free.. i'm a great fan of avast as it is a very light weighted antivirus..
and now its available for android.. then i'm surely supposed to download it..
lightwate
Sounds good. Avast is a great antivirus for pc. I think this is worth a try.

But I also think that the best "anti-virus" is being constantly aware of the fact that majority of the viruses will come from downloaded apps - Mostly third party APKs or even the ones downloaded from the Google store itself. The best defense is to be discerning on which apps are legit and bloat. It is also advisable to do some research if necessary.

Come to think of it, the viruses might even disguise themselves as antivirus apps Wink haha but that's definitely not avast Smile)
Josso
Marcuzzo wrote:
I've read that smartphones will be the targetted by hackers in 2012.
I hate to see the day that virusses are spread by mobile phones and that you even need to get a good av for android Sad
If only people would stop rooting their droids this wouldn't be such an issue.
sure the theming and the other stuff you can do is nice but you are still running under the root account and as in any linux OS, running directly under the root account is a security risk


I get your other points but 2012? Even when bluetooth got introduced people were messing with phones in a major way again. It's the return of phreaking! Great for hackers bad for the average guy on the street.

Personally I'll be happy with my brick phone. No bluetooth, pay by phone card, no gps, no internets. I mean you would have to triangulate the signal to find me compared to the instantaneous results of "hacks" to GPS capable phones for example (don't get me wrong I understand the advantages) - the difference is the triangulation is only really possible by authorities whereas GPS tracking can be done by any matey boy. This same thing is true of many technologies (especially phone advancements) that people have rushed into. But in terms of stuff that hackers would want I don't have anything they need. People who use the internet on their phones do.

But seriously ranting aside: antivirus programs on phones. *sigh* I hate the future - wheres the warp drive at
blueray
Is there most of the anti-virus apps for Android are charging ?

Any small apps of these kind are free of change.
Because I won't need to install big one on my android phone.

Thanks.
debaroon
Being a Avast fan and user for more than 7-8 years, it would be too good if avast can implement the same trust for mobile devices too.

Though I dont have an android, will ask my roommate to install the same on his sony xperia p.

_Debaroon
Skiing_Is_Euphoria
just because you haven't heard of any security mishaps with android doesn't mean that there isn't malware out there. Considering android's linux origins combined with the fact that people use their phone for banking I find it hard to believe that hackers have disregarded the potential that a rootkit would have. while avast's software may help, it is impossible to make any device "secure"
pauline5765
There's always malware for gadgets and will always be malware for future gadgets. No gadget can guarantee safety, all you can do is to have some preventive measures like this one.
milkshake01
Thanks for telling me about that. An Android phone is very unlikely to get a virus but this is probably necessary for those who have sensitive information in their phones.
darthrevan
I like avast, currently I have it on my Android as well. I know with the PC it has good detection rates.
sysna
for me speed is more important than security in android, how fast is it ? how much ram did it occupy ? do you feel any slowness on your phone after installing it ? i'm still searching for a good antivirus for android but didn't find a lightweight one, most of them slows your phone (my hardware is not very weak although my phone is galaxy nexus).
samanyolu07
Or alternative avira mobile security. equal say
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