Monday, February 3, 2014

‘Avira Free Android Security’ App Wins Perfect Score from AV-TEST

Tettnang, Germany --- Feb. 3, 2014 – Security expert Avira announced today that its Avira Free Android Security app earned a perfect score and a “Certified” rating from AV-TEST. Avira Free Android Security scored a perfect 13 out of 13 points in AV-TEST’s January 2014 Android Mobile Security Test, which reviewed 30 different products on their performance, detection rates, protection from malware and overall product usability.

Avira Free Android Security 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.  

“Performing well on independent tests from groups like AV-Test has always been very important to Avira since it provides our customers with third party verification that we’re good at what we do, and it provides our product team with real-time results and feedback that tells us if we’re on the right track with our product creation,” said Travis Witteveen, CEO of Avira. “It’s especially gratifying that our mobile security products like Avira Free Android Security are truly making a difference because mobile security is so important these days with billions of devices on the market.“

AV-TEST is an independent supplier of services in the fields of IT Security and Antivirus Research, focusing on the detection and analysis of the latest malicious software and its use in comprehensive comparative testing of security products.


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
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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 with headquarters near Lake Constance, in Tettnang, Germany, and 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.

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