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‘Avira Free Android Security’ App Wins Perfect Score from AV-TEST

Security expert Avira announced today that its Avira Free Android Security app earned a perfect score and a “Certified” rating from AV-TEST. Avira Free Android Security scored a perfect 13 out of 13 points in AV-TEST’s January 2014 Android Mobile Security Test, which reviewed 30 different products on their performance, detection rates, protection from malware and overall product usability.

Avira Free Android Security 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.

“Performing well on independent tests from groups like AV-Test has always been very important to Avira since it provides our customers with third party verification that we’re good at what we do, and it provides our product team with real-time results and feedback that tells us if we’re on the right track with our product creation,” said Travis Witteveen, CEO of Avira. “It’s especially gratifying that our mobile security products like Avira Free Android Security are truly making a difference because mobile security is so important these days with billions of devices on the market.“

AV-TEST is an independent supplier of services in the fields of IT Security and Antivirus Research, focusing on the detection and analysis of the latest malicious software and its use in comprehensive comparative testing of security products.

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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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