Avira Antivirus Security: How to block incoming calls and/or SMS

If you would prefer not to receive any incoming calls or SMS from a specific telephone number, you can block this number. You can choose between

  • Calls & SMS
  • Calls
  • SMS

You can block an existing contact, a phone number from your incoming calls list, a phone number from your incoming SMS list or any other specific phone number.

Blocking a contact or phone number from a list

  1. Start the Avira Antivirus Security app
  2. Go to Blacklist

    Avira Antivirus Security App - Menu - Blacklist
     
  3. Click on Add contact and choose from the menu “Add from contacts”, “Add from call log” or “Add from SMS log”

    Avira Antivirus Security - Blocking Overview - Add contactAvira Antivirus Security - Add contact
     
  4. Choose the contact or telephone number you want to block

    Avira Antivirus Security - Add from call log
     
  5. Check the details (Name, Phone Number, Blocking options) and click on Save

    Avira Antivirus Security - block contact - check contact details
     

Blocking a phone number manually (without a list)

  1. Start the Avira Antivirus Security app
  2. Go to Blacklist

    Avira Antivirus Security App - Menu - Blacklist
     
  3. Click on Add contact and choose Create new from the menu

    Avira Antivirus Security - Blocking Overview - Add contactAvira Antivirus Security - Add contact
     
  4. Enter the details (Name, Phone Number, Blocking options) and click on Save

    Avira Antivirus Security - Add contact - Enter details
     

In case a blocked contact tries to call you or send you an SMS, you will receive a notification via the notification bar.

Avira Antivirus Security - Blocked events

All details of blocked events can be found in “Blocked events”.

Avira Antivirus Security - Blocked events - Details

Further articles about the blacklist feature:
How to delete a contact from the blacklist
How to get information about blocked events
How to delete blocked events

  • 作成日 : 2012年9月10日月曜日
  • 最終更新日時 : 2014年5月8日木曜日
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