We have just rolled out a new UI for our Antivirus app for Android. The new look gives you a faster picture of your online security – and makes it easier for you to improve it.
Online security is more than keeping away from malware. It’s a full spectrum effort that encompasses privacy from trackers, secure communication from anywhere, protects your online identify, and, of course, blocks malware from damaging your device. — Corneliu Balaban, Manager Mobile Endpoint Protection.
The new UI divides this spectrum into three basic categories – Antivirus, Security, and More – with each category having its own tab. You can gamify your security, with the app giving a numerical score to individual protection features and best-security practices.
Antivirus is the start
- Automatically scans apps and their updates for hidden malware
- Scans external storage units such as SD memory cards for malware.
- Rates each app on a privacy scale according to how much of your sensitive data it collects.
Secure Browsing (Pro only) warns you if a visited URL is malicious or is a phishing site. This feature is powered by the cloud-based Avira Protection Cloud. It works together with the default browser on your device, in addition to Firefox, Google Chrome, and Opera.
Security sized for you
The security features in Avira Antivirus Security can protect you and your device from the risks of physical and identity theft. Identity Safeguard protects your online identity, checking if you or your contacts’ email addresses have been leaked in a 3rd party security breach. Privacy Advisor is now included in the Antivirus section as keeping your data private is becoming as important as blocking classical malware. Privacy Advisor provides an important educational function by rating each app on a privacy scale according to how much data it collects.
More is at your fingertips
We have an easy connection to complimentary apps which can get you to your online destination faster and more securely. These include:
- Optimizer – Frees up phone memory with a single click
- Phantom VPN – Empowers you to surf securely and unlock geo-restricted content – even from an unsecured public WiFi.
- Password Manager – Remember logins and passwords to your essential websites so you don’t have to.
All three of these apps are available for free with some having additional functionality for the pro versions.
Ready for you
Avira Antivirus Security is designed to go light on system resources and heavy on the threats to your security and privacy. It provides easy-to-configure protection that can be customized directly – or remotely. Avira Antivirus Security can be downloaded from Avira.com or at Play Store.