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Avira Launches Android Security App With 100% Perfect Detection Score

Security expert Avira announced today the official launch of Avira Android Security 3.0 for smartphones and, now, optimized for tablets. The free security app earned a 100 percent perfect detection score from AV-Test for its superior antivirus, and has surpassed two million downloads already.

Avira Android Security, powered by Avira’s award-winning antivirus engine, 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 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.

The Avira Android Security app supports any smartphone running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or greater, and tablets running at least Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Avira Android Security has been tested to work on Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, Motorola Xoom, HTC Sensation, and many other devices from LG and Sony.

“As more and more security problems arise with Android and the apps in Google’s Play Store, Avira is there to help,” said Leon Crutchley, mobile products manager for Avira. “We are there both with our award-winning security and with our back-up service in case the worst happens.”

Avira Free Android Security 3.0 is available for free download at the Google Play Store; premium support can be unlocked with a paid subscription. The security app is currently localized for English, German, French and Italian.

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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 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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