Tag Archives: mobile security

How to detect and remove a virus from your Android phone | Avast

Previously in Part 1 of The Avast Guide to Android Apps, we covered all the common malware and how to deal with it. In part 2 of our ongoing series, we take a closer look at the murky world of Android viruses, how they can infect your smartphone, …

Suspicious group of adware apps removed from the Google Play Store

We recently came across a number of different types of apps on Google Play, ranging from cryptocurrency related apps to lifestyle apps like weather, fitness and recipe apps, that turned out to be adware. They all aggressively pushed ads, redirected users to other apps on the Play Store, collected basic information about users’ devices and were capable of receiving code to execute on the infected device.

How to protect your Android device from a ransomware attack | Avast

Ransomware attacks have become one the top security threats facing individuals and corporations alike. Although most of these attacks are still aimed at PCs, another popular target has emerged: Android-based mobile devices. According to ransomware experts here at Avast, Android ransomware saw an increase in Q3’17 YoY of 72% and an even higher increase in Q4’17 YoY of 116%, as several high-profile attacks made the rounds.

Avast Android App Report reveals Android’s most used phones & most installed apps | Avast

In parts 1 and 2, we unveiled the top draining apps on Android across the board: the ones that ruin your battery life, hog up your storage or monthly data volume, and the ones that do it all at once. By using data anonymously collected from millions of…

Avast Mobile Security locks down a perfect score | Avast

In January, independent IT-security institute AV-TEST conducted a study of twenty mobile security products for Android. The goal was to test the three main pillars of a strong mobile security solution — malware detection, false positive prevention, and performance impact. Avast Mobile Security was evaluated in the study and aced all categories.