Avast Free Mobile Security is a free, top-rated, full-featured antivirus and anti-theft app that not only helps protect your Android devices (smartphones & tablets) against harmful viruses, malware, spyware & app vulnerabilities in real-time, but also assists in recovering a lost or stolen mobile device and also allows backup of your phone data. With the Avast Free Mobile Security app you’ll receive effective, easy-to-use virus and malware protection, as well as real-time app scanner, privacy Report & Apps Manager, SMS and Call Filter, Web Shield, Network Meter, phone locator, and local device wipe to help shield you from threats to your privacy and online identity. But if you are looking for additional privacy controls and backup&recovery capability, you will need to upgrade to the Premium version.
Avast Mobile Security Premium adds App Locker, Ad Detector, Password Check, Geo-Fencing, Remote SMS, Remote Data Recovery, Remote Identification and Backup Features to existing features of Anti-Virus Free. In addition, Avast Mobile Security Premium customers is free of advertising and other disruptions, and will receive premium level support whenever you need it.
Avast Free Mobile Security Key Features:
Antivirus Engine: Virus scanner automatically scans installed apps, memory card content and new apps upon first use.
Privacy Report & Apps Manager: Provides insights about installed apps and helps you understand your apps’ access rights, intentions, and permissions.
SMS and Call Filter: Allows you to retain your privacy. Block numbers from those you don’t want to be able to contact you.
Web Shield: Blocks malware infected links, as well as trojans, adware and spyware (for safe web browsing) and even USSD numbers. Also fixes mistyped URLs.
Network Meter: Measures incoming/outgoing data transfers.
Firewall (rooted devices only): Blocks hackers from getting in.
App Locking: Locks any two apps with a PIN/gesture (unlimited in Premium).
Backup: Allows backup of contacts, SMS/call logs, and photos (Premium version provides backup of music, video, and apps).
FIND MY PHONE | ANTI-THEFT FOR ANDROID: Control your Android remotely via a web-based interface or SMS to locate, lock, activate siren, or wipe memory. Get notification of a SIM card change.
Avast Mobile Security Premium Features | Paid-For Options
App Locking: Locks an unlimited number of apps.
Ad Detector: Detects ads and provides full details of their tracking systems.
Password Check: Automatically locks after 3 failed attempts to unlock.
Geo-Fencing: Phone performs specified actions (e.g. lock, activate siren, send location) when outside the set perimeter (e.g. you go to a cafe and enable it with a 500m perimeter, so if somebody steals your phone and takes it away, it triggers your specified actions).
Remote SMS: Remotely send text messages from the phone.
Remote Data Recovery: Remotely retrieve data from the phone.
Remote Identification: Take picture of the thief when he/she tries to unlock it (using front or back camera, with face recognition). Record audio, with voice recognition.
Backup Features: Allows backup of video, audio, and apps (including settings and data for rooted phones, e.g. game progress).
Premium pricing (auto-renewal):
Avast Mobile Security Premium Free Full Version License Key
Avast Mobile Security Premium is normally priced at $1.99 monthly, or $14.99 yearly per serial code / license key. But 01net.com has launched a promo to offer Avast Mobile Security Premium for free. This giveaway offer is valid until May 17, 2015 midnight and only 20,000 licenses in total are available for giveaway, first come first served. So act fast before all licenses are given out!
Visit the promo page here (Page is in French, use Google translate if needed) to participate in the giveaway. During registration, you’d best choose “Pays” (means country) as France, and enter a valid postal code in France! If everything goes fine, you will receive an email with the download link and your free license key for Avast Mobile Security Premium at the end of this offer (by May 18, 2015).
Thanks very much to sharemore for informing me about this promo.