The avast! Mobile Security thread

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

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  1. Technical

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    Right now we're translating avast Mobile to other languages (I think ~10).
    Does anybody know how Android works in this case, I mean, will it require uninstall/install or it can be "replaced" on the fly and the language updated?
     
  2. vlk

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    On the fly. The app language is taken from the system settings.
     
  3. Technical

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    Thanks Vlk.
    Hope I can test the .apk before the final release then, I mean, it get released (beta) for the translators.
     
  4. Rednose!

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    Updated to version 1.0.1123 :)

    Greetz, Red.
     
  5. act8192

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    Perhaps I need better glasses. I see no scan log anywhere. And, indeed, during the on-demand scan I did, on the screen was a line about time and counts, tiny letters on the left side, but when the scan finished, it all vanished, so it's not very informative at this point since I couldn't read it. No issues otherwise that I can see.

    I believe Avast will at some point add a log.

    Question - what is that "notification icon" people keep talking about? Much is written about it on the avast forum.
     
  6. Victek

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    It's the orange icon that (by default) is displayed along the top edge of the screen, along with BT, GPS, Battery, etc. I like seeing it and knowing the AV is running. I've read that Android may kill/restart apps that don't show an icon which is another reason to keep it enabled.
     
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    Oh, that tiny thing. Lots of fuss about it, I thought it might be something big.
    Would you know what a "Notification manager is"? I don't have any such item in the avast menu, yet I see complaints about that one as well.

    I suppose that the android system kills whatever it wants to when it needs space. Hmmm. Now I see why avast says not to disable the icon. Interesting.
     
  8. Technical

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    There is a great expectation that the final version comes before Christmas (i.e., it gets out of beta). The application is fully translated into Portuguese now (next release).
     
  9. Rednose!

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    Official release of avast! Mobile Security

    Avast! Mobile Security has been officially released :

    http://www.avast.com/free-mobile-security

    Thanks to everyone who helped testing the beta builds :)

    Greetz, Red.
     
  10. Victek

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    Re: Official release of avast! Mobile Security

    Great news! Will the beta version update automatically through the market?
     
  11. vlk

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    Re: Official release of avast! Mobile Security

    Yes it will.
     
  12. Trooper

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    Awesome. Now that its final, looks like its time to give it a go again.

    For those using it, any decrease in battery life?

    Cheers!
     
  13. act8192

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    I've been using Beta from the beginning on unsupported (!) android 3.2 rooted Toshiba Thrive and I don't see any impact on the battery. Perhaps only a slightly slower startup by maybe 5-10sec.
     
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    been running the beta and now final. works really well. i dont see any slow downs.
     
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    Will it be always this free version or will there be paid version? Thanks!
     
  16. Technical

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    Right now, even the new features are thought to be released as free.
     
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