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Mobile Security & Antivirus

Mobile Security & Antivirus

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App Description

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

Protect yourself against viruses and malware that cause popups and unwanted ads with Avast Mobile Security, the world’s most trusted free antivirus app for Android. Get alerted when you install spyware and adware apps that violate your privacy by sending your personal data to their servers. Secure your devices against phishing attacks from email, phone calls, infected websites or SMS messages.

With more than 100 million installs, Mobile Security & Antivirus provides much more than just antivirus. Here’s a sample of some of the other features packed into this lightweight app:

✔ Antivirus Engine
✔ Call Blocker
✔ App Locker
✔ Privacy Advisor
✔ Firewall (for rooted Android only)
✔ Charging Booster
✔ RAM Boost
✔ Junk Cleaner
✔ Web Shield
✔ WiFi Scanner
✔ WiFi Speed Test

And more amazing features to protect and improve your Android experience

Hot news! We are now offering premium features:

App Locking: retain security and privacy of sensitive content by locking any app with a PIN or touch gesture. Protect your most used apps and make sure nobody else can access them - not your child or even an intruder.
Remove ads: eliminate ads from your Avast Antivirus experience.
Avast Direct Support: contact Avast directly from the app to receive quick responses to your inquiries.

Avast Mobile Security in detail

Antivirus Engine: Virus and malware scanner automatically scans for infected/dangerous apps and Trojans upon first use. Includes Web & file scanning for complete mobile protection, and also protects against spyware and viruses.
App Permissions: Provides insights about installed apps and helps you understand your apps’ access rights, ad network integrations, and permissions.
Call Blocker: Keep your privacy. Add phone numbers to your blacklist and block callers you don’t want contacting you.
Web Shield: Scans and blocks malware-infected links, as well as trojans, adware, and spyware (for privacy and safe Web browsing, e.g. Chrome) and also fixes mistyped URLs.
Wifi Security: Check the security of each network and email, browse and make payments wherever you are.

PRICING - premium features
$ 1.99 - monthly subscription
$ 7.99 - yearly subscription

For more information about Avast and other products visit:
https://www.avast.com/android

For the latest security and protection updates see:
https://www.facebook.com/avast/
Sensitive Permissions Used By This App
Permission What Why
Approximate location (network-based) Can use user's approximate location 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
Add or remove accounts Can manage user's accounts on the phone Internal
Close other apps Allows an application to call killBackgroundProcesses(String). 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 mobile analytics
Can access the internet It appears this app uses this data for social networking services
Can access the internet It appears this app uses this data for targeted advertising
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
Connect and disconnect from wi-fi Can connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality
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
Can use user's precise location It appears this app uses this data for market/customer analysis
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
Use accounts on the device Allows the app to request authentication tokens. 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
Receive text messages (mms) Allows an application to monitor incoming MMS messages. Not analyzed yet
Read your text messages (sms or mms) Can read SMS messages Not analyzed yet
Directly call phone numbers Can call phone numbers Not analyzed yet
Read call log Can read your device’s call log, including incoming and outgoing calls 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
Delete all app cache data Allows an application to clear the caches of all installed applications on the device. Not analyzed yet
Change network connectivity Allows applications to change network connectivity state. Not analyzed yet
Third Party Libraries Used by this App
Library Usage
Facebook
Flurry
Mopub

Privacy Analysis

Version of the app analyzed:

6.1.2

App was last analyzed by Privacy Grade on:

02/25/2017

Why does this app have this grade?

Our method for grading apps uses a privacy model that we built. This model is based on crowdsourced surveys that we conducted to capture people’s expectations and comfort levels with various app behaviors.

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See the sensitive permissions table below the app description to see the permissions that made users of the app uncomfortable.

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