The avast! Mobile Security thread

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Rednose!, Dec 6, 2011.

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  1. vlk

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    Are those files really identified as malware, or are they just marked as "yellow" with the reason "Unable to read the file"?

    If the later, you don't have to upload them, we understand the problem and it will be resolved in the next beta refresh (dues in just a day or two).

    Thanks
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  2. Blackcat

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    I have 2 problems found with the yellow exclamation mark-"Read permission has been denied to the avast! virus scanner".
     
  3. Trooper

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    Same here. But not too worried about it though.
     
  4. RejZoR

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    I've reported this issue yesterday, is confirmed and will be fixed in the next program update.
     
  5. xandros

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    wow soooooooooooooo nice
    good job avast
    and i wish its free
     
  6. Miyagi

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    What a great timing! I bought my 2 year old a new Samsung Galaxy and was going to install Dr. Web light after all the comments and review, but with all the features available from Avast and the company itself, I am in. Thanks for providing this to the Android market! :)
     
  7. acr1965

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    They are yellow as "3 problems found" and "Read permission has been denied to the avast! virus scanner". FWIW- the 3 programs are the duckduckgo app, mobile banking app and pro football app which, I believe, is from cbs interactive.

    What happens if a person presses the yellow "Resolve all" button? Are the apps cleaned or deleted?
     
  8. vlk

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    I think the default action for the "yellow" items is "Ignore", but again, since this will change in the next update, I don't think you have to worry about it...

    Thanks
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  9. Victek

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    I just installed AMS and it is certainly full featured. Is there an FAQ or PDF help file for Avast Mobile Security? In particular I'd like to know my way around the anti-theft module. I've used the Theft Aware 2.0 trial in the past - does it function exactly the same in AMS?
     
  10. act8192

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    I, too, am looking for FAQ or PDF because I am not sure what the firewall does, what the icons mean. And I'm not sure what's being scanned on the SD card since the SD card definitions vary all over the place.
     
  11. Noob

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    Hahaha and guess what i just recently pulled the trigger for an Android :D but i dont want to install any kind of securiy apps on my Android :D
     
  12. acr1965

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    After install I found that adding contacts makes my phone become unresponsive. I get the message of "Activity (in process android.process.acore) is not responding." I did not have this issue adding contacts prior to install of Avast although I assume they can be unrelated. Was finally able to add and edit my new contact after a couple tries.
     
  13. Victek

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    Have you tried rebooting the phone?
     
  14. bahamot

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    Can the notification icon be removed? Kinda annoying to see it sticks on the notification bar whole time just to tell avast is running.
     
  15. zapjb

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    Um I guess I'm out of touch with youngsters these days. So 2 year olds get new $500 cell phones?
     
  16. act8192

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    @bahamot, and vlk of course
    I'd like it to stay. How will I know when script-kiddies take it down otherwise?

    @zapjb,
    +1 :) :D
     
  17. ReverseGear

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    Finally its here...the most polished ui with the most features...:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
     
  18. InfinityAz

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    Agree. Don't want anything running in real time (don't feel it's necessary yet). I just run Dr. Web on-demand every once in a while.
     
  19. Victek

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    Obviously you can (and should) do whatever you want, but why say this here? If you believe that real-time security for Android is unnecessary why not start a separate thread? You comment doesn't really have anything to do with Avast Mobile Security.
     
  20. cupez80

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    how about battery usage when using Avast Mobile Security ?
     
  21. Noob

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    That's my concern, battery life of my Galaxy S II is crappy enough if i use it lots :D And i need every single bit of performance on hand for it to run smoothly :rolleyes:
     
  22. InfinityAz

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    Didn't explain myself well. I tried Avast Mobile and it seems like a very complete program. However, I don't like having a real-time component running all the time (I'm using other security programs for theft protection and don't need it to always be running a service, scanning downloads, etc.).

    I didn't see a way to turn off the real-time portion of Avast and prefer to just run an on-demand scan every once in a while. Is it possible to turn off real-time and only run it as an on-demand scanner?
     
  23. act8192

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    In two days of use, I see no impact on the battery that's noticeable. I realize it's not a scientific test.
    Also, using OS Monitor, I looked at the processes. Avast is sitting idle - CPU 0%, status:Sleep. Unless there's file loading, installing, etc. activity. So I doubt that it eats the battery.
     
  24. act8192

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    I'm not 100% sure, since I have no interest in disabling, but if you uncheck both virus scanner entries, perhaps it'll do what you want. Then when you want, you can turn them back on and scan.
     
  25. Miyagi

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    At first, we wanted to get a portable DVD player, but she touching the disk with her dirty hands, scratching the disk, and opening the player, why not get a tablet where you can download videos, music, educational/games, and play YouTube flash videos. Everything is in one unit. No need to pry open or worry about a dvd. It was hands down and luckily we got one in the $250 range. =)
     
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