Smartphones are great companions. They put the web, media and communication capabilities of a computer right in your pocket. Like computers, they also contain some of your most sensitive data, including contacts, messages, photos and passwords. Fortunately, there’s an easy step you can take to protect your privacy in case your device or your number ever leaves your hands.That step is Avira Free Android Security, a full suite of tools to lock out unauthorized access, help you recover a lost or stolen phone and cut off unwanted calls and texts.
Already using Avira Free Android Security?
Your phone is in good hands! Log in to the Web Console at https://android.avira.com to manage your phone’s security.
Keep your phone’s contents private, and your mobile life peaceful, with our SMS and call blocker and Remote Lock feature.
Blacklist | Hang up on unwanted calls and texts.
Your device goes with you everywhere, but that doesn’t mean any telemarketer, spammer, frenemy or other persona non grata should too! Our Blacklist feature enables you to block and unblock calls and SMS from any number.
Remote Lock | Lock the phone from anywhere.
If you get separated from your phone, even if you left it at home or work, there’s no need to let a nosy person browse its contents. The Remote Lock feature locks the device from the web and can even display a custom message to the person who finds the device.
LOST/STOLEN PHONE RECOVERY
It’s a lost and lonely feeling to discover that your smartphone is missing, stolen or simply forgotten. Avira Free Android Security has what it takes to maximize the chances of being reunited with your missing device.
Remote Scream | Give yourself a holler!
Can’t find your phone? Maybe it isn’t far away or people nearby aren’t aware of the unattended phone. By logging on to the Web Console from any browser, you can trigger a loud noise from the device, even if it was in silent mode.
Location Tracking | Pinpoint a missing phone’s location.
Search for your smartphone the smart way! Avira Free Android Security can locate your device’s signal and display its location on a Google map.
Owner Notification | Be reachable when your phone is found.
Being a hero was never so convenient! The person who finds your locked phone can call and report the discovery by tapping a button on the touchscreen. All you have to do is set an alternate number in the Web Console.
Keep track of your phones’ security settings, carrier information and battery life from anywhere!
Manage up to 5 devices.
Perfect for families and power users, Avira Free Android Security accommodates up to five devices on a single account. Easily add and remove devices, or adjust preferences for individual devices, right from any web browser.
Monitor battery life and more.
The Web Console provides a handy overview of your devices. In one place, you can see remaining battery life and installed Android version as well as device specifics such as model and carrier information.
View a device’s security history.
The Web Console stores the history of all Avira Free Android Security functions performed on your device(s). Places a phone has been located, dates and times of remote screams, locks and unlocks are conveniently available online.
What’s in this version:
Official support for Android 2.2, 2.3.x, 4.0.x, 4.1.x.
Android 4.2 support is coming soon
The following changes have been made
• User interface improvements to reduce RAM usage
• Various bug fixes
– Lock screen compatibility with Android 4.1.x improved
– Various blacklist bugs fixed
– SIM wipe bugs fixed
• Push messaging mechanism changed
– Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) replaces C2DM
– Improved handling if push messaging service fails
• Application Crash Report for Android service is reactivated
THIS APPLICATION HAS ACCESS TO THE FOLLOWING:
- YOUR ACCOUNTS
ADD OR REMOVE ACCOUNTSAllows the app to perform operations like adding and removing accounts, and deleting their password.
- YOUR LOCATION
APPROXIMATE LOCATION (NETWORK-BASED)Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.PRECISE LOCATION (GPS AND NETWORK-BASED)Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.
- YOUR MESSAGES
READ YOUR TEXT MESSAGES (SMS OR MMS)Allows the app to read SMS messages stored on your device or SIM card. This allows the app to read all SMS messages, regardless of content or confidentiality.EDIT YOUR TEXT MESSAGES (SMS OR MMS)Allows the app to write to SMS messages stored on your device or SIM card. Malicious apps may delete your messages.RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES (SMS)Allows the app to receive and process SMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.SEND SMS MESSAGESAllows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
- NETWORK COMMUNICATION
FULL NETWORK ACCESSAllows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
- YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
READ YOUR CONTACTSAllows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your device, including the frequency with which you’ve called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.MODIFY YOUR CONTACTSAllows the app to modify the data about your contacts stored on your device, including the frequency with which you’ve called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific contacts. This permission allows apps to delete contact data.READ CALL LOGAllows the app to read your device’s call log, including data about incoming and outgoing calls. This permission allows apps to save your call log data, and malicious apps may share call log data without your knowledge.WRITE CALL LOGAllows the app to modify your device’s call log, including data about incoming and outgoing calls. Malicious apps may use this to erase or modify your call log.
- PHONE CALLS
READ PHONE STATUS AND IDENTITYAllows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.DIRECTLY CALL PHONE NUMBERSAllows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn’t allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.
MODIFY OR DELETE THE CONTENTS OF YOUR USB STORAGEAllows the app to write to the USB storage.
- SYSTEM TOOLS
DRAW OVER OTHER APPSAllows the app to draw on top of other applications or parts of the user interface. They may interfere with your use of the interface in any application, or change what you think you are seeing in other applications.DISABLE YOUR SCREEN LOCKAllows the app to disable the keylock and any associated password security. For example, the phone disables the keylock when receiving an incoming phone call, then re-enables the keylock when the call is finished.RETRIEVE RUNNING APPSAllows the app to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. This may allow the app to discover information about which applications are used on the device.
- YOUR ACCOUNTS
FIND ACCOUNTS ON THE DEVICEAllows the app to get the list of accounts known by the device. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.
- DEVELOPMENT TOOLS
READ SENSITIVE LOG DATAAllows the app to read from the system’s various log files. This allows it to discover general information about what you are doing with the device, potentially including personal or private information.
- HARDWARE CONTROLS
PREVENT DEVICE FROM SLEEPINGAllows the app to prevent the device from going to sleep.CHANGE YOUR AUDIO SETTINGSAllows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
- NETWORK COMMUNICATION
RECEIVE DATA FROM INTERNETAllows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app’s service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.VIEW NETWORK CONNECTIONSAllows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
- PHONE CALLS
MODIFY PHONE STATEAllows the app to control the phone features of the device. An app with this permission can switch networks, turn the phone radio on and off and the like without ever notifying you.
- SYSTEM TOOLS
ACCESS USB STORAGE FILESYSTEMAllows the app to mount and unmount filesystems for removable storage.ERASE USB STORAGEAllows the app to format removable storage.RUN AT STARTUPAllows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the device and allow the app to slow down the overall device by always running.TEST ACCESS TO PROTECTED STORAGEAllows the app to test a permission for USB storage that will be available on future devices.