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Avira Launches Free Android Anti-Virus 2.0 For Smartphones And Tablets

Free app offers antivirus scanning and removal

Tettnang, Germany --- August 14, 2013 – Security expert Avira announced today the official launch of Avira Free Android Security 2.0, after completing successful testing in Avira's BetaCenter. Avira Free Android Security 2.0 now offers comprehensive antivirus scanning and removal, as well as retaining the remote lock, wipe and 'scream' features available in the original version. The free security app works on smartphones and tablets running Android 2.2 and greater.

Avira Free Android Security 2.0 is available for download at the Google Play Store or directly from Avira's website. The security app is currently localized for English, German, French and Italian.

"There is no shortage of security solutions available for Android, so Avira designed its app to combine both physical security of the device and emotional security that data on the device will stay out of the wrong hands," said Leon Crutchley, mobile products manager for Avira.

Given reports that as many as 700,000 apps in the Google Play Store carry malicious code, Avira's award-winning antivirus engines scan all apps upon install to prevent the malware from getting onto your smartphone or tablet in the first place. Avira Free Android Security 2.0 also auto-scans the device whenever there are new downloads or updates, and assists with the removal of viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware and other malware.

In addition, Avira retained the ability to remotely locate your Android device via GPS, WiFi or cellular signal from Avira's Web Console, and to make the device 'scream' if it goes missing temporarily (even if the ringer is turned off). Avira also provides the ability to remotely lock or wipe your Android device to protect your data and privacy should your device go missing completely.

Links

· Download Avira Free Android Security at the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.avira.android&hl=en

· Check out Avira's Android device Web Console: https://android.avira.com/

· Follow Avira's TechBlog: http://techblog.avira.com/en

· Join the Avira community on Facebook: www.facebook.com/avira

About Avira

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; 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 last 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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