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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 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

  1. Anonymous
    January 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    good one

  2. Marta Daniels
    January 3, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Oh,and I'm almost tempted to root my 3vo for the firewall feature...almost,lol!

  3. Marta Daniels
    January 3, 2012 at 2:29 am

    I really like it so far.  I was paying for Lookout because I wanted the safe web browsing, so I'm really excited to get it free.

  4. Sonny Bass
    January 3, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Love the interface,and the speed of scans.Achraf52 set up will walk you through all of it. Under the about tab it will show all the possible remote commands.

  5. Achraf52
    January 2, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    How to register it for remote control .

  6. Joshua Clarke
    January 2, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    No iOS love? LOL.

    • Achraf52
      January 2, 2012 at 11:50 pm

      Because iOs is limited and antivirus apps can't do what they need with it .

      • Joshua Clarke
        January 3, 2012 at 12:42 am

        I was making fun of Android. You can't really get a virus on an iOS device, but Android has had many exploits lately.

        • Achraf52
          January 3, 2012 at 12:47 am

          Because iOs is very limited and you have gray Apple theme that was designed by Apple so you should follow their rules .

        • Mike DeGeorge
          March 13, 2012 at 12:44 am

          Actually, iOS devices can get viruses. Just not as much. I use an iPhone and realize that it's because Apple is so darn restrictive on their software and having to always do what they want. But there's pros and cons to both Android and iOS.

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