Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Avira Launches Android Security App With 100% Perfect Detection Score

Optimized for Tablets and Smartphones

Tettnang, Germany --- December 18, 2013 – Security expert Avira announced today the official launch of Avira Android Security 3.0 for smartphones and, now, optimized for tablets. The free security app earned a 100 percent perfect detection score from AV-Test for its superior antivirus, and has surpassed two million downloads already.

Avira Android Security, powered by Avira’s award-winning antivirus engine, automatically scans the user’s mobile device for viruses, spyware, Trojans and other malware. Users can also block annoying contacts from calling or texting.

Additionally, users can log into to remotely locate their device (via GPS, WiFi or cellular signal) on a map or make it ‘yell’ for attention if it goes missing (even if the ringer is turned off), and can remotely lock or wipe the device if it gets stolen.  

The Avira Android Security app supports any smartphone running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or greater, and tablets running at least Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Avira Android Security has been tested to work on Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, Motorola Xoom, HTC Sensation, and many other devices from LG and Sony.

“As more and more security problems arise with Android and the apps in Google’s Play Store, Avira is there to help,” said Leon Crutchley, mobile products manager for Avira. “We are there both with our award-winning security and with our back-up service in case the worst happens.”

Avira Free Android Security 3.0 is available for free download at the Google Play Store; premium support can be unlocked with a paid subscription. The security app is currently localized for English, German, French and Italian.


Media Contacts:


Rocket Science PR, for Avira
Rich Mullikin, APR
Tel: +1 415 464 8110 x216
Mobile: +1 925 354 7444


Flutlicht GmbH, for Avira
Tel: +49-911-47495-17
Fax: +49-911-47495-55
Mobil +49-170-225 2603

About Avira

Avira protects people in the connected world – enabling everyone to manage, secure, and improve their digital lives. The Avira umbrella covers a portfolio of security and performance applications for Windows, Android, Mac, and iOS. In addition, the reach of our protective technologies extends through OEM partnerships. Our security solutions consistently lead in independent tests for detection, performance, and usability. Avira is a family-owned company that employs 500 people. Its headquarters are near Lake Constance, in Tettnang, Germany, and the company has additional offices in Munich, Bucharest, Beijing, and Silicon Valley. A portion of Avira's sales support the Auerbach Foundation, which assists education, children, and families in need. For more information about Avira visit