|[February 03, 2014]
'Avira Free Android Security' App Wins Perfect Score from AV-TEST
TETTNANG, Germany --(Business Wire)--
Security expert Avira
announced today that its Avira Free Android (News - Alert) Security app
earned a perfect score and a "Certified" rating from AV-TEST. Avira
Free Android Security scored a perfect 13 out of 13 points in
AV-TEST's January 2014 Android Mobile Security Test, which reviewed 30
different products on their performance, detection rates, protection
from malware and overall product usability.
Avira Free Android Security automatically scans the user's mobile
device for viruses, spyware, Trojans and other malware. Users can also
block annoying contacts from calling or texting. Additionally, users can
log into my.avira.com to remotely locate their device (via GPS, WiFi (News - Alert) or
cellular signal) on a map or make it 'yell' for attention if it goes
missing (even if the ringer is turned off), and can remotely lock or
wipe the device if it gets stolen.
"Performing well on independent tests from groups like AV-Test has
always been very important to Avira since it provides our customers with
third party verification that we're good at what we do, and it provides
our product team with real-time results and feedback that tells us if
we're on the right track with our product creation," said Travis
Witteveen, CEO of Avira. "It's especially gratifying that our mobile
security products like Avira Free Androi Security are truly making a
difference because mobile security is so important these days with
billions of devices on the market."
AV-TEST is an independent supplier of services in the fields of IT
Security and Antivirus Research, focusing on the detection and analysis
of the latest malicious software and its use in comprehensive
comparative testing of security products.
More than 100 million consumers and small businesses depend upon Avira's
security expertise and award-winning antivirus software, making the
company the number-two market share leader globally. Avira is ranked #1
in technology innovation according to ABI Research (News - Alert); recommended by Consumer
Reports for its free antivirus software; cited by OPSWAT as the #1
fastest-growing antivirus vendor in 2012 and the #2 largest
vendor worldwide in 2011; and has received a nearly unbroken string
of Virus Bulletin VB100 awards for the past decade.
Avira provides IT-security protection to computers, smartphones, servers
and networks, delivered as both software and cloud-based services. Visit www.avira.com.
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