On 21 December, 2011, we launched our Android antivirus/anti-theft solution (see our official press release). The beta version, released a few weeks earlier, was well received, and generated a lot of initial buzz in the Android community. What follows are quotes from early reviews, many of which were written about the beta version. We have also received a lot of great feedback from our avast! user community, and thus a few days ago AVAST CTO Ondrej Vlcek responded to 10 frequently asked questions about avast! Free Mobile Security.
Here is some of the initial praise from the Android community:
“It has the potential to overshadow just about all of the apps in our Mobile Security App Shootout.”
“A strong contender for the best overall security app on Android.”
“Extremely sophisticated security solution accessible to everyone.”
– Android Police (product review, 7 December 2011)
“I’ve tested the app on my rooted Samsung Galaxy S II on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread and can confirm that it works as advertised.”
– RedmondPie (product review, 8 December 2011)
“Avast provides one-tap fixes for any detected malware threats.”
– ZDNet (product review, 21 December 2011)
“It looks like Avast is determined to sink its teeth into a huge chunk of market share of mobile security, as it released more like a security suite for Android than a simple antivirus.”
– Softpedia (product review, 22 December 2011)
“After you set things up, the thief won’t stand a chance.”
– TechHamlet (product review, 22 December 2011)
“After testing the application for almost a week, it didn’t affected the smartphone’s battery at all.”
– NeverDC (product review, 23 December 2011)
“Best Free Android Security Software: Avast Antivirus”
– TheHackerNews (product review, 24 December 2011)
As you can see, people like it. In fact, in monitoring media coverage I remember only one complaint, and that is the lack of web console – which we’ll be offering anyway in coming months. ;-)
If you have any comments or questions about avast! Free Mobile Security, feel free to join the avast! Mobile Security discussion on our avast! Forum.
If you'd like to try it on your Android phone, visit our avast! Free Mobile Security product page for more info and DOWNLOAD options.