Review from A Google User
Simply good :)
Overall, Avast is a great app! I'd like to see a few modifications, such as integrating Avast Anti-Theft into Avast Mobile Security, instead of it being a separate program. Also the app lock feature is very handy, however, one small tweak I'd like to see is setting the frequency it locks the apps. The app lock feature only locks the app, after the screen is off. I'd like to be able to lock my apps upon closing them, especially as a paying customer. But Avast overall is top notch. An excellent Antivirus.
I've been using Avast since about 2004/2005 Have always been satisfied with their many services, not only the antivirus. The only thing they could umotivert is their customer service over the phone. I had to try to get some help over the phone (years ago today though), and it wasn't a good experience at all. However, I'm giving then the 5 statrs, because looking at the whole picture of so many years they really deserve the max score!!
I think Avast is a great product. I enjoyed looking through the reviews and seeing the feedback from Taresa and others with the "How Too's" regarding the corrective measures. Great place, almost like a forum. I've got the Pro version and it gives me great peace of mind. I had my phone hacked in the past. I'd find it on my charger in the morning, screen lit up, bouncing between the camera, photos, contacts, etc. Haven't had that issue re-occur since I installed Avast. Thanks for all you do at Avast.
It's comforting to have a good malware checker handy and Avast has done a nice job for years both with my PC and Android devices. The interface has improved over time and some functions like call blocker are the things Android left out. I'm not sure the garbage collect functions getting up memory help much (I'm sure Android does that when needed anyway like most OSs) but it's not forced on you. A good tidy package.
Great antivirus. Only one big problem I have with it. It lacks a lock down feature for the app. You can easily uninstall the app removing the anti theft feature. So it sort of beats itself. I want to be able to hide the anti theft in the phone like it could then. Or lock the app so it must require authentication that it's you removing it. If this is added in the next version I will gladly give it a 5 star. But it has to function smoothly without eating up tons of resource. I will even upgrade to pro for this.
EDIT: Back up to five stars, as the 6.7 update seems to have resolved the "Virus definitions update failed" issue. Many thanks to Tereza for her swift response. I run Android O on my Pixel handset, and despite Avast stating that the problem has been fixed, the app continues to return "Virus definitions update failed" errors. I have already tried uninstalling and then reinstalling the app, but this has not solved the issue.
* Less ads! Less clutter on the home screen
* New Safe Clean flow shows more details about junk to clean
* App Locking settings easier to access from lock screen
* Bug fix: Android Oreo virus definition updates
* Bug fix: new network dialog sometimes shown too often
* Bug fix: Anti-Theft permission missing notifications too persistent
* Bug fix: Charging screen right-to-left language improvements
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