This free app from Avast is based on the Theft Aware app that it acquired when Avast purchased ITAgents in September. It contains a robust suite of Android-specific security features, including malicious app scanning, premium SMS blocking, link scanning, anti-theft measures, and two features that only work on rooted devices.
So with an impressive set of features, why did Avast--which runs a freemium business model for its Windows security suite--decide to go fully free on Android? Miloslav Korenko, Avast's marketing director, said, "Right now, we believe it's not about making money. It's about visibility. … Read more