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Avast Anti-Theft

Avast Anti-Theft

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App Description

The following description comes from the Google Play Store description of the app:

Best free cell phone tracker helps you find and track your lost or stolen phone, making ‘lost’ Android phones/tablets a thing of the past.
No need to think “How can I find my phone?” – its cell phone locator features find and control it remotely.

TOP FEATURES

Locate and Track your lost phone or droid on a map through our web-based mobile phone tracking feature (uses GPS tracker and other triangulation methods).
Control your cell phone remotely, manage your device via a web-based interface or SMS if the phone is stolen (to do this, go to: http://my.avast.com).
■ Remotely lock or wipe the phone memory, to keep your data safe.
■ Remotely take photos or listen to audio of the phone’s surroundings.
■ Set up a SIM-card-change notification to another device.
■ Stealth Mode automatically hides the app on your phone whenever Anti-Theft is activated, so that a thief is not even aware of its presence.

REMOTE FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

You can trigger remote features via SMS command from a friend’s phone or via our web interface at http://my.avast.com

■ Remote lock.
■ Find my phone and display it on a map. (locate the phone)
■ Wipe and erase the phone memory to keep your private data safe.
■ Activate a customizable siren or alarm.
■ Custom locked-screen text (e.g. show rewards for its return).
■ Send an on-display message to the phone.
■ Have the phone call you elsewhere to listen to surroundings (with blacked-out screen, so invisible to thieves).
■ Have calls and messages forwarded to a different phone.
■ Device manager to manage your device remotely.

FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS

★ Remote identification: Takes a picture of the thief, known as Theftie, when he/she tries to unlock the device (can use front or back camera, with face recognition). Also can listen to and record audio and locates it.

★ Password check: Marks the device as stolen if a wrong locked screen password is entered 8 times.

★ Remotely send SMS: Your device will send them for you.

★ Remote data retrieval: Retrieve call logs, SMS messages, and other personal data from your phone – e.g. before remotely wiping its memory.

For a full protection install Avast Free Mobile Security
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.avast.android.mobilesecurity
Sensitive Permissions Used By This App
Permission What Why
Record audio Can record audio through microphone on device Internal
Add or remove accounts Can manage user's accounts on the phone Internal
Approximate location (network-based) Can use user's approximate location Internal
Use accounts on the device Allows the app to request authentication tokens. It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality
Full network access Can access the internet It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality
Can access the internet It appears this app uses this data for social networking services
Retrieve running apps Can retrieve information on currently and recently running apps on the device It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality
Find accounts on the device Can use user's account information stored on the phone Internal
Send sms messages Can send SMS messages Internal
Read phone status and identity Can read phone's current state information like in-phone call, phone signal, carrier, device ID, and phone number Internal
Read your contacts Can read user's contact list (phone book) and phone call history Internal
Can read user's contact list (phone book) and phone call history It appears this app uses this data to connect to users' friends through integrated social platforms
Pair with bluetooth devices Can connect to user's Bluetooth devices Internal
Create accounts and set passwords Can use user's account authentication information (like password) or create new accounts Internal
Precise location (gps and network-based) Can use user's precise location Internal
Read call log Can read your device’s call log, including incoming and outgoing calls Not analyzed yet
Modify or delete the contents of your usb storage Can write to your phone's USB storage Not analyzed yet
Modify your contacts Can edit contacts on device Not analyzed yet
Write call log Can change your device’s call log including incoming and outgoing calls data Not analyzed yet
Add or modify calendar events and send email to guests without owners\' knowledge Allows an application to write the user's calendar data. Not analyzed yet
Draw over other apps Can create alerts on other apps or parts of the user interface Not analyzed yet
Receive text messages (sms) Can receive SMS messages Not analyzed yet
Read your text messages (sms or mms) Can read SMS messages Not analyzed yet
Edit your text messages (sms or mms) Allows the app to write to SMS messages stored on your tablet or SIM card. Malicious apps may delete your messages. Not analyzed yet
Reroute outgoing calls Allows an application to see the number being dialed during an outgoing call with the option to redirect the call to a different number or abort the call altogether. Not analyzed yet
Disable your screen lock Allows applications to disable the keyguard if it is not secure. Not analyzed yet
Change network connectivity Allows applications to change network connectivity state. Not analyzed yet
Take pictures and videos Can use camera or flashlight on the phone Not analyzed yet
Directly call phone numbers Can call phone numbers Not analyzed yet
Third Party Libraries Used by this App
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Privacy Analysis

Version of the app analyzed:

4.2.0

App was last analyzed by Privacy Grade on:

11/10/2016

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