Avast Antivirus & Security

Contains adsIn-app purchases
4.7
7.17M reviews
100M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Protect against viruses & other types of malware with Avast Mobile Security, our free antivirus app for Android. Trusted by over 435 million people.

Protect your privacy by receiving alerts when spyware or adware-infected apps are downloaded onto your device. Secure your device against phishing attacks from emails and infected websites. Turn on the VPN to keep your online browsing private and safe, as well as to access your favorite paid streaming services when traveling abroad. Get alerts when your passwords have been compromised by hackers. Avoid scams with advanced scans and alerts.

With more than 100 million installs, Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus provides much more than just antivirus protection.

Free features:

✔ Antivirus Engine
✔ Hack Check
✔ Photo Vault
✔ File scanner
✔ Privacy Permissions
✔ Junk Cleaner
✔ Web Shield
✔ Wi-Fi Security
✔ App Insights
✔ Virus Cleaner
✔ Mobile Security
✔ Wi-Fi Speed Test

Premium features for advanced protection:

Scam Protection: Protect yourself from scammers with advanced security features and smart alerts.
App Lock: Keep your sensitive content secure and private by locking any app with a PIN code, pattern, or fingerprint password. Only you’ll be able to access them.
Remove Ads: Eliminate ads from your Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus experience.
Avast Direct Support: Contact Avast directly from the app to receive quick responses to your inquiries.

Finally, Ultimate users can enjoy our VPN (Virtual Private Network) as well - Hide your online activities from hackers and your ISP by encrypting your connection. You can also change your location to access your favorite paid streaming services from anywhere.


Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus in detail

Antivirus Engine: Automatically scan for viruses and other kinds of malware, including spyware, Trojans, and more. Web, file, and app scanning provides complete mobile protection.
App Insights: Discover how much time you spend using each app on your device and take back control of your phone-life balance.
Junk Cleaner: Instantly clean out unnecessary data, junk files, gallery thumbnails, installation files, and residual files to give you more space.
Photo Vault: Secure your photos with a PIN code, pattern, or fingerprint password. After moving photos to the Vault, they are fully encrypted and only accessible to you.
Web Shield: Scan and block malware-infected links, as well as Trojans, adware, and spyware (for privacy and safe web browsing, e.g. Chrome).
Wi-Fi Security: Check the security of public Wi-Fi networks, browse safely, and make secure online payments from anywhere.
Hack Alerts: See which of your passwords have been leaked with a quick and simple scan, so you can update your login credentials before hackers infiltrate your accounts.

This app uses Accessibility Service API to protect the visually impaired and other users against phishing attacks and malicious websites via Web Shield feature.
Updated on
Aug 23, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 7 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.7
6.67M reviews
Tanya NewvineGilbert
September 16, 2023
Quick/EASY PEACE OF MIND If you're looking for something quick and easy to navigate then tap install. It directs you through the entire set-up and explains everything (for us non tech people 😉). Now I can be at peace knowing my info is protected. Granted NOTHING is 100% ,but when you have protection it makes it more difficult for those "bad people and apps". This tends to cause them to move on to an easier target. Good luck and stay safe. Mostly, use your common sense. 😀😉😉
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Avast Software
September 19, 2023
Hi Tanya, thanks for your original and positive feedback! David*Avast😉 😉
Luke Getto
August 2, 2023
Confidence with a catch. I appreciate the virus scans, but the app is always trying to upsell you. It lets you run all these different scans but then you need to purchase an upgrade to use them. I've been a loyal customer for almost a decade, but I don't like the hassle. EDIT based on reply: I am a paying customer. Not using the free version.
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Avast Software
August 2, 2023
Hey Luke, we find it fair to offer top level protection for free and more advanced features for a little fee. Thanks for understanding. The basic scan and cleaning are offered within the free version. David
Trenton Carper
August 9, 2023
The app is working great. It scans and reports/flags any issues. Unfortunately, I dont think it can detect a cloned sim or a remote hack. I am not sure. I was hoping I would be notified by Avast for this issue if it was happening. It does not seem to check for these issues. Avast works great for keeping phone virus free. I will continue to use the premium bundle as I do feel secure when it's running. Def worth the $, but I do wish it could detect or notify of cloning or remote hacking.
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Avast Software
August 17, 2023
Hey Trenton, our app doesn't have any "anti-hacker" solution. It detects malware and boosts security, but a usual hacker attack does not use malware to get into your device. To minimize the chance of a succesful hacker attack, we recommend to use the Avast SecureLine and check your Privacy Advisor. David*Avast

What's new

* You'll experience more stability and better performance thanks to small fixes throughout the app.
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