AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the online security company for 177 million active users, today announced its mobile security app AVG AntiVirus FREE for Android has retained the position of no. 1 downloaded security application, making it the most popular free antivirus app available on the Google Play ™ Store.
In a crowded growing market, AVG's success is testament to its product innovation, early prediction of mobile threats and becoming the first antivirus app available for the Google Playstore.
"The great success of AVG AntiVirus for Android™ FREE is that we are helping to protect millions of users around the world as they engage securely with the Internet through their smartphones. It's the Android security app of choice," explains AVG VP of Mobile Omri Sigelman. "As smart devices are set to become an ever more essential part of our daily routines and sales of handsets explode globally in 2014, I'm proud to say AVG is on the front line of keeping people safe."
AVG AntiVirus for Android FREE is a powerful free app which combines elements of protection, performance and anti-theft functionality into a single tool.Protection:
- Scan apps and files and remove malicious content
- Search, shop and use social networks with peace of mind knowing your identity and personal data are protected from phishing and malware
- Scan websites for harmful threats. If a suspicious URL is detected, you will be redirected to a "Safe Page"
- Kill tasks and processes that can slow down or freeze up your device
- Monitor battery consumption, set battery level notifications and enable power saving
- Monitor traffic - keep track of your 3G /4G mobile data plan usage by getting notifications when you are near to reaching your monthly data plan limit
- Optimize internal and SD card storage space by either uninstalling apps and games or by moving them between the internal device memory and SD card
- Locate your lost or stolen phone and get help finding it via Google Maps®
- Lock your phone and set a lock screen message to help the locator find you
- Make your phone ring (shout) even if it is on silent mode
- Wipe your phone and SD card content
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