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There are plenty of free mobile security apps available for Android. The market seems to be filled to the brim with them. Yet it’s hard to say if they’re trustworthy because often they’re developed by companies that don’t have a reputation.

Fortunately, there’s now one more trustworthy free mobile security app on the market. It comes from Avast!, a company that has managed to successfully spread its name by offering a robust free anti-virus solution for the PC The 10 Best Free Anti-Virus Programs The 10 Best Free Anti-Virus Programs You must know by now: you need antivirus protection. Macs, Windows and Linux PCs all need it. You really have no excuse. So grab one of these ten and start protecting your computer! Read More .

Avast!’s entry into the Android market is not a surprise, as they leaked details of their upcoming app back in June Avast Working On Android App, Will Offer Extra Features For Rooted Phones [News] Avast Working On Android App, Will Offer Extra Features For Rooted Phones [News] Avast, currently one of the most popular Windows anti-malware companies and known for Avast! Free, has revealed that an Android app is in the works. This isn’t surprising, but more unusual is the company’s plan... Read More . The features available are competitive with other free security solutions. There’s anti-virus protection, a web shield that warns users of URLs known to contain malware, anti-theft features including phone location and SIM card change notification, and a “stealth mode” that hides the security app from prying eyes.

Perhaps the most interesting feature of all is the firewall 7 Top Firewall Programs to Consider for Your Computer's Security 7 Top Firewall Programs to Consider for Your Computer's Security Read More that is available to users who own a rooted phone. There are not a lot of firewall options for Android, so this feature sets the app apart from many competitors.

Avast!  Mobile Security is free, and there’s no paid version available. You’ll need a device with Android 2.1 or better to run it.

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Source: Android Guys

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