AVAST surpasses 25 million customer milestone with its free Android
security app and now releases advanced innovative features to combat
device theft and data loss
In a customer survey with more than 167,000 worldwide respondents, AVAST found that one in four smartphone users in the US has lost or had their device stolen at least once, costing an average of $3721 per person. AVAST found that not only are consumers lax in using anti-theft features to prevent losing their mobile device and the data on it but nearly 50% of US smartphone owners do not back up their content as well.
“More than half the people in the US own a smartphone and consumers are growing more concerned by the day about the security of the information on their mobile devices,” said
Keeping Track of Device and Data
avast! Mobile Premium includes the same antivirus and anti-malware protection as the free version, which was certified by independent testing organization AV-Test with top-level effectiveness (99.8%) and 100% in usability. The premier version’s user interface has been further simplified for smooth and easy access to all new features. The solution includes two cornerstone apps: avast! Mobile Security and avast! Mobile Backup.
avast! Mobile Security: To protect their data and retrieve a stolen device, free customers can already remotely locate, lock, or wipe data from their lost phone, or sound an alarm. Now avast! Mobile Premium customers can also choose to have pictures taken or sounds recorded of thieves who attempt to unlock their phone. Another feature that prevents anyone from accessing a customer’s device is Password Check, which locks the device if the wrong password is entered three times in a row. With avast! Mobile Premium, Geofencing allows customers to define the radius of a location where they will be for a period of time. With Geofencing activated, if someone were to attempt to take the phone beyond the set perimeter, an alarm sounds, catching the would-be thief red-handed.
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