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August 7th, 2012

avast! Free Mobile Security Saves a Grateful User

How many times have you dropped your mobile phone? As much as I try to take good care of my phone, I can count at least 3 times that it has slipped out of my hand and landed with a sickening crunch on the pavement by my feet. Thankfully, my Nexus 1 (it’s ancient, I know) seems to handle the abuse, and except for some external bruises, it works fine. But that’s not always the case.  One of our Facebook fans wrote this testimonial today on our wall.

Thank you!

I had an issue on the weekend with my phone and Avast has saved the day!!!

I had dropped my new Galaxy SII HD LTE and was unable to view or alter the phone due to a broken screen. My replacement is on the way but I wanted to ensure my phone was wiped and factory reset before I sent it back to Bell.

Without Avast Mobile on the phone this would have been impossible, so I would just like to say THANK YOU! One quick text and the phone was wiped and factory reset.

You have secured the integrity of my data and assisted when I needed it most. :) THANK YOU a Million times over.

This is a great story, and exactly why we offer avast! Mobile Security for FREE! The beta testers are wrapping it up, and soon a new version will be released with more features to protect your phone from accidents like this one, from theft, or from the increasing number of threats that come from surfing the web using your phone (and tablets too!) Make sure your Android phone is protected by downloading avast! Mobile Security today.

Here’s some of the new features:

  • avast! Anti-Theft web portal integrated into the avast! Account
  • Network Meter
  • avast! widget
  • Optimized UI for tablets
  • Real-time protection (on-exec scanning) of apps
  • Custom rules and log in the firewall
  • The shield control UI to fine-tune on-access security setup
  • avast! SiteCorrect for the Web Shield
  • Scanning of incoming messages
  • SMS/Call filter wildcards
  • Greyscale notification icon (yay!)
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