Although there are not as many viruses and malware targeting the Android operating system as there are for the Microsoft Windows, but a continuous rise in Android malware indicates that in future we may be seeing more of these pests. In addition to basic malware Android users has to be wary of rogue apps, dialers, costly SMS senders and many other types of headaches. Fortunately you can put an end to all your malware related worried by installing the free avast! Mobile Security & Antivirus for your Android device. The free avast! Mobile Security app provides you with a standard antivirus, firewall, anti-theft protection, phone call & SMS blocker and more.
You can use the Google Play on your Android device to download and install the avast! Mobile Security & Antivirus app. The download takes some time to finish after which you have to update the antivirus definitions.
The avast! Mobile Security keeps you safe from malware that can come through any channel including Wi-Fi, SMS, email message or website. It can detect and stop the installation of rogue or malicious apps immediately. It blocks the misuse of USSD codes by asking you for your permission in case a rogue app or website tries to execute them automatically.
If you are being pestered by some annoying person, then it allows you to block any phone number from calling you or sending you text messages. If you have a rooted Android device, then you can even install a powerful firewall to keep hackers out of your phone.
The best feature of avast! Mobile Security is the anti-theft component. It lets you locate your stolen or lost Android device easily. You can send a message to your stolen phone, lock it, delete its contents or take the user’s photo – remotely through the avast! anti-theft website or by sending some text commands to the stolen phone.
Conclusion: The avast! Mobile Security & Antivirus works on all Android devices and shield them from malicious websites and apps. It has an excellent anti-theft component which allows you to easily locate and retrieve your stolen or lost phone. Its call & SMS blocker can prevent annoying people from bothering you.
You can download avast! Mobile Security for Android from http://www.avast.com/free-mobile-security.