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Last Updated: April 25th, 2013

We've long been fans of avast! around here. From the antivirus functionality itself to the brilliant anti-theft features with root support, it's one of the absolute best security apps on the Store today – and it keeps getting better. Take the most recent update, for example.

At this point, avast! is already working with a great app, so the most recent additions have been about streamlining. Simplifying. Taking the good and making it great. In the latest release, the company simplified the setup process for the anti-theft service, along with adding a new interface for that part of the app. The improvements don't end with Anti-Theft, either – you can now view your entire activity log with a simple swipe, the recently-implemented File Shield and Folder scanning keep your locally-stored content safe, and the uninstall process for protected apps has been tweaked for additional security. Like I said – it's all about polish at this point.

This contest is now over.

The final results are listed below. If you've won, you will be contacted in the near future. Congratulations!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

Nexus 4 8GB

  • BrianD
  • Wayne Randall

Nexus 4 16GB

  • Damon
  • Ben Dixon

Nexus 10 16GB

  • Jared Rameses Session
  • Runku Kumar

Nexus 10 32GB

  • Dario Kalin
  • Fernando Corral No response. 
  • New Winner: Patrick James Franco

Nexus 7 32GB

  • Yavor Stefanov

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But that doesn't mean it's perfect. In fact, avast! is taking this opportunity to pose exactly that question to its users: what feature (or features) would you like to see added to avast! Mobile Security?

And it just so happens that that's the single, solitary entry requirement for the giveaway. Oh, I didn't tell you about the giveaway? You're going to love this.

Giveaway

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Thanks to avast!, we have a total of nine Nexus devices to give away:

That's a lotta Nexuses.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

As I've already mentioned, there is only one entry requirement for this contest. As such, we're going to double check the randomly-selected entries before declaring them as "winners." In other words, you must answer the question in your comment! No exceptions!

Example:

  • Correct: I would love to see a fully customizable firewall built into avast!
  • Incorrect: Pick me!!!11!!!oneone11!22eleven

If your comment looks anything like the latter and doesn't even attempt to answer the question, it will not be accepted. You can, however, throw other thoughts into your comment alongside the answer. Thumbsup.jpg

This giveaway is international (excludes North Korea, Sudan, Iran, or anywhere else with a U.S. embargo).

The contest begins now and will run for one week, ending on Saturday, April 20th at 12:00AM PT (Midnight). After that, we'll randomly pick the winners.

Good luck!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://twitter.com/nesmoto nesmoto

    Well, it woulod be awesome if you could send out a message to all your friends from your stolen device that says something like: "I'm no longer attainable with this number! Please save my new number 1212...."
    Would be kind of handy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/yiota.chaliazi Yiota Chaliazi

    Fantastic!

  • mbjhug

    I would like to see the ability to take screenshots of your surroundings if the phone gets lost/stolen. You might get some info on where it could be.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mohammad.samiqureshi1 Mohammad Sami Qureshi

    Remote controlling

  • http://www.facebook.com/bebe.mimi.5 Bebe Mimi

    I would like to clean it automatically from the virous.

  • Kostas Karampelas

    nothing because i use avast right now and i dont waht to chanhe anything

  • Mark

    Would like to see clearer wifi vs cell settings in firewall. Not always clear if I'm enabling or disabling each.

  • shmuelp

    Ability to prevent an app from running automatically (e.g. at startup). Probably only possible for rooted devices.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kaiyoti Paul Chen

    Just looking foward to a nexus 4. I would like to see a discreet remote camera captures for while it's stolen. Quite often Police enforcements tell users that they don't have enough proof for a search warrant on a possible location based on GPS alone, any other information will help.

  • Radu Corneliu

    I have yet to see a configurable firewall like iptables is for Linux. Maybe add this and a better theft protection module with some remote access ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/pratik.villa.3 Pratik Singh

    I would love to see if avast can become more user Friendly

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004703017877 Rolando Elemento

    I would like to have on my avast a feature that can automatically delete all files when reported lost or stolen.

  • Derrick Chua

    I would like to see a root-enabled version which will allow users to change the permissions of apps(option for notifications to change permissions once new app is installed as well) and also be able to detect untrusted apps which ask for root access as these apps can be very dangerous, especially with root.

  • Edvin Paul

    What about a feature that makes you able to remotely back up your phone's data and then wipe it in case it gets stolen?

  • Ben H

    It looks like you guys are on the right track... If you keep it like your PC av that's clean and light it will do well on android. Only one suggestion would make the option for a light skin to resemble default Google apps styling.

  • Amalija Mikuš

    I would like to see that you can control stolen devices from avast on my another device. e.g. They stole my phone and I lock it with my tablet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/liam.cobb.71 Liam Cobb

    My personally opinion is that this isn't needed just yet, but what I would like to see is a demonstration of it's effectiveness built in and a little guide that informs people of the dangers of viruses and spyware.

    I think it would be very cool if they set up their own little news feed that updates people on news related to android virus protection, this could incorporate a push notification that lets people know when a virus is being spread and what applications should be avoided from the market. You could also have your own user-submitted warning system, that lets users tell others about bad experiences with spyware applications found online and on the play store.

  • http://www.facebook.com/josh.watson.7967 Josh Watson

    I'd Like To See It Be Able To Take Discreet Photos Of Whoever Is Trying To Access My Android And Keeps Failing

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004857240776 Aristea Arna

    I would like avast scan files when reading

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=761948344 George Xotzas

    Good Luck!!!

  • http://twitter.com/paulsanluis23 John Paul San Luis

    I'd really like to see a feature that enables me to remotely access my data so that i can remove it before the thief can access it. for example embarassing pics.

  • Matt

    I'd like you guys to keep up the good work when it comes to continuing to support older devices. When a device running Gingerbread is still getting updates, that's great. While not Android related, I'd like Avast to create an iOS app to protect those devices, and I am not certain that the logging of blocked calls/texts is working properly. When I want to check if a number that I have blocked has called or texted, it keeps listing nothing in the logs but I'm sure that there have been attempts made. Ah well, maybe just a bug.

  • Suzanne Lowry

    I would like to see the lost phone take a picture of the thief or thieves, and some random pictures of his/her location - might help in tracking and capturing the thief(ves).

  • http://www.facebook.com/cjentan Chong Jen Tan

    I would like Avast to be able to include apps in a "monitor" list to reveal the kind information that the apps are accessing and potentially sending out.

  • George Tsimas

    Automatic backup to the cloud prior to deleting all data on theft sounds like a well-proposed option many people would appreciate.

  • james pepper

    would love avast to have the ability to turn on gps for rooted users

  • Alan Skilton

    I would love to see a performance section maybe incorporating task killing and battery speed and assistance. Maybe some data used ability notification too. Great anti virus already though.

  • Γιάννης Πεγγαράς

    best antivirus ever

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeetender.meet Ashu Kumar

    I want one feature in my avast mobile security , If My Smartphone have stolen avast mobile security give all information about my phone like , My phone location , SIM change information , Software change info

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashwanikorpal Ashwani Korpal

    I want that Avast mobile security have feature I can lock , unlock mobile phone with figure print . and only user can lock unlock mobile OR permission people

  • Ray G.

    God, let it be me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002467315631 Ashwani Sharma

    Create a list of trusted SIM cards for phone. In case of an unauthorized SIM card insertion, Avast mobile security automatically notified by a text message sent to an alternate phone numbers , Emails .

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002467315631 Ashwani Sharma

    No one

  • http://www.facebook.com/khushboo.diwan.5 Khushboo Diwan

    A feature where avast security lock all apps of my phone and no one can use apps of my phone without my permission .

  • Εύη

    Perfect gifts!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/zink.krysty Cristian Andrei

    I'm probably happy with what it has to offer. But in the spirit of the community, I'd like it to automatically send a report to Google Play if a malicious software is installed by one of the apps in the store. So they disappear. Forever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005658543671 Pankaj Pandey

    Lock my phone's files , pictures, videos etc . Nobody see and use but can take call , do call , play games . use applications

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002531818654 Ashwani Kumar

    Avast Monitor all phone functions, including battery life, free disk space, running processes, Bluetooth, and device visibility. Take action on the spot, including terminating processes that decrease battery life , slowdown phone speed , and terminate ant processes that increase your security risk .

  • gamafree

    So many... which to choose?

  • magafree

    Customizable email security might be nice

  • gamafree

    having app virus checking after download

  • Lily Huang

    pretty good as it is and maybe change the way that it "hides" itself

  • Miranda Ward

    A remote Wipe in case its stolen.

    freebiegoddess03@aol.com

  • gtpgirl19

    I would love to see a Remote Wipe in case the phone or device is Stolen or Lost..

    freebiegoddess03@aol.com

  • Smitty W.

    I would love to see GPS Coordinates of my device within my email built into avast.
    smoochie2619@gmail.com

  • bobthebee

    Ability to lock certain apps with a code so that if it is stolen my messages and contacts are safe. I'd rather do this than do a remote wipe in case i just left it somewhere and found it later.

  • http://twitter.com/jeepnie1 Jeffrey Wright

    Giving grs info would be awesome

  • cdincanada

    Who set this contest up? One cannot enter via Facebook without giving away the personal email address - not going to happen and against Facebook rules! And when I say I want to enter via email, the system says my idea has already been submitted, when it has NOT! I do have some ideas I'd like to submit - so, can only now think that this must be a scam - which worries me totally about AVAST... any thoughts/comments??

  • http://www.facebook.com/haratsatsou Hara Tsatsou

    I don't know what to say , but I really want to win one of these Nexus devices..!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nansy-Theofilopoyloy/100001697290086 Nansy Theofilopoyloy

    Great idea!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonnys.kloybias Jonnys Kloybias

    Front camera pictures is a must.

  • Sean G

    I would like to see Avast NOT become bloatware like every other anti-virus program out there. Focus on what avast does best, anti-virus. If you want to add other features make them modular small foot print programs that are optional. The primary reasons that I abandon an anti-virus is a large memory foot print and system lag while scanning.

  • http://www.facebook.com/theo.tinjum Theo Tinjum

    Contact Backup would be nice

  • Darryl

    Photos of user after XX number of failed attempts would be nice.

  • Ben

    I would like to take a picture of someone who has taken my phone and is trying to get into it like after a set number of failed attempts it snaps a picture that would be nice.
    Also keep up the good work avast your antivirus is amazing.

  • attila_hargitai

    I would love to see a feature to password protect my apps with avast!

  • Wael elBasyouni

    I think a silent (game) mode would be great

  • Abhinav Srinivasan

    I would like to see a HIPS feature in Avast. Maybe it can run with the sandbox.

  • Chandan

    i wish i can control all my avast devices from any avast account connected device.

  • http://www.facebook.com/memoose Max E. Moose

    Fully fledged app data backup to cloud services, scheduled or also triggered from another device. Option to trigger backup of certain apps data upon close of that app. With optional inter-device app data syncing. And swish animations.

  • slvrbullet

    Would like to see option for visual/audible notification of any threat/compromise detected...i.e. 3 fast beeps, 3 red flashes of LED, etc

  • Rob Schalk

    Make it so that it works even better than it does now. And please tell anti theft that my phone is not stolen.. ;)

  • http://twitter.com/a_tiffyfit Tiffany H.

    I have to agree with Dave Langton's comment - remote wipe is great, but remote google back up would be awesome! Plus the ability to send a note to the screen that says: You suck, thief!

  • http://twitter.com/crazifyngers crazifyngers

    I wish i could control avast from my other android devices.

  • JimW

    I would like a desktop gadget or virtual firewall that can be monitored. Sometimes a program's support blames a firewall for an inoperable program. It would be great to see if that is happening.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cschiebel Christopher Schiebel

    I'd love a detailed log of what apps are connecting when and be able to close off those apps access during certain times of the day or week through a scheduling system.

  • CY

    I'd like to see a lightweight personal firewall in avast!

  • chinnu

    I would love to see a fully customizable firewall built into avast!

  • Le Emily

    I'd like a feature that prevents ppl from seeing my pics, contact list without my permission;

  • Bryan Renteria

    Giveaways!

  • http://www.facebook.com/FestOLek Olalekan Festus

    Present features are superb, however, a remote (cloud) backup integration would really be a great feature. Also, please include more customization in the firewall as well as privacy feature to hide sms...

  • Sam Lee

    It will be nice if it includes the ability to send us the gmail of the "monkey" when he/she logs into the Play Store. This way we will have an additional source to find that "monkey".

  • bobby elliott

    Definitely some options with regard to video/image/audio capture if the device is lost or stolen.

  • Martin P.

    Something I've been wanting in the anti theft section of the app : possibility to find my device using another "paired" device that would tell me how far I am from my device by detecting Bluetooth/Wifi signal it emits - pretty much like an avalanche beacon. This way, I can have an idea about where my device is in a loud environment (where triggering the ringtone is useless), or find who has my phone in a crowd without alerting the thief through the use the ringtone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ajay.pandit.3114935 Ajay Pandit

    Take less space in memory , Don't slow speed of mobile , if do

  • http://twitter.com/tantisetyo Istantini Setyo

    I would love to see more features that can improve network security

    • http://twitter.com/tantisetyo Istantini Setyo

      By the way thanks for the giveaway :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/shiv.pandit.330 Shiv Pandit

    No need to buy different - 2 Platforms of avast mobile security , One AMS support all platform . If some one change android to iPhone . than Android platform AMS must run one iPhone .

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005650834808 Vinay Kumar

    Avast mobile security must be all time free . Many antivirus ask for money when they found virus , to remove it . with full features

  • http://www.facebook.com/abhi.rana.58726823 Abhi Rana

    24 hours customer support by Email , SMS , Call .

  • http://www.facebook.com/parveen.vashisht.948 प्रवीन कुमारी

    Maintain speed of Mobile . Take less time to scan

  • http://www.facebook.com/monu.talwar.359 Monu Talwar

    If I do not update my antivirus for long time , becoz of any reason , In this situation antivirus should protect my mobile

  • http://www.facebook.com/queslocavo Venus Evette

    I would like to see features that sync with the Desktop Avast AV Software

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004675779049 Mahesh Kumar

    Avast mobile security should have one features that hide my apps . no one can see and use all my protected apps .

  • Girish

    If we could gather as much data as we could and upload to given location(provided by real user from browser in case of theft). then proceed with wipe. If thieve takes any picture after phone reported stolen treat these pics (or any such data which will help to identify thieve or recover phone) differently as upload them with maximum priority.

  • David O’Brien

    I would like to see some sort of antispyware scan to get rid of those tracking cookies.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Leblanc/561366002 Eric Leblanc

    I'm going to have to add my voice to those asking for the backup pre-wipe. That way, even at the chance of a theft, you can send the command without hesitation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/PoQueMoon Altti Talonpoika

    I would like to see a smart pop-up blocker or a spam filter that automatically deletes all these "lottery win" announcements... :)

  • Mayur Agarkar

    I would have been great if , we have RAM booster or RAM cleaner thing in AVAST , so as we wont need any other app

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.e.edwards1 Richard Eric Edwards

    I would like to see a counter that shows how much data transfer each individual app consumes and where the data is going/coming from.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001734236515 Brian Mbuba

    I would like to see an option to set different user-operating profiles on my phone.

    For example, when I borrow my mate my phone, I would like a "guest" profile to load up and automatically put some specific apps off-limit (like my messaging app).

  • http://www.facebook.com/fhodges Farrell Hodges

    I would like to see support for App Radios in the future

  • Kaido K

    For backup you just need get your SMS / Contacts. Rest should be wiped: passwords/photos/music. its time consuming to get all your stuff out, easy is just make backups before u go to trips, events, friends place, partys. If you scare alot just remember to install apps to get your phone location like on from avast!

  • Anthony

    I would love to see the ability to scan other hardware with your mobile device for malware.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jerrylynch888 Jerry Lynch

    I would like a feature that securly backs up all apps settings for those apps, and personal info on the device then restores them properly to the device anytime it has been updated. With minimal effort.

  • http://www.facebook.com/don.dolin.1 Don Dolin

    url expander for shortened urls

  • http://www.facebook.com/Admin.Austin Austin Phillips

    it would be cool for a Password Manager.

  • Joe

    I would like to see the EasyPass app integrated into Avast Mobile so it csn securely keep passwords along with the desktop version. It works very well. Thanks!

  • waraji

    Perhaps a way to encrypt files and to shred files.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alalakcity Isan Butet Brekele

    I really like if avast avast could connect accounts listed in the computer to smarthphone.
    also if possible we could include examples of virus via smartphone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/xjxfx Jens Figge

    a self learning firewall would be a nice feature ;)

  • tanmoykrthakur

    i think avast mobile security have all feature. if it possible to add software update & cloud base update like avast antivirus for windows

  • http://www.facebook.com/bhavukjain1 Bhavuk Jain

    Most of us knows that the play store is full of craps. So there might be a possibility that the avast is not able to detect the fake apps that can harm the smartphone. In that case only a user can tell about it. So avast should enable a function that gives the power to the user to tell if the app is fake, harmful or good. So whenever a different user tries to download that app from the play store, the avast warns him before he downloads it. In this way, not only the smartphone will be secured but even the play store will be secured too.
    One more thing if someone sends me a file that contains virus via bluetooth, the avast should react to it and start scanning that phone too (that contains virus) via bluetooth even if he has not installed the avast antivirus.

  • ceecee

    I would love a voice protector

  • http://www.facebook.com/klevis.mino Klevis Mino

    I would like to sync avast! Mobile Security with avast! on my computer!

  • http://www.facebook.com/transcendence1 Alan Potts

    I would love to see some form of remote checking on my local pc via the mobile.

  • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.bennett.904 Christopher Bennett

    It sounds really nice! Although one thing that I am always concerned about is scanning apps before they start downloading, or after they download. The only problem would be that it would slow down the usual download speed...

  • http://twitter.com/EbuluDavid David Favour Ebulu

    There is only one antivirus in the world for me, Avast and others.

  • Luvuyo

    i'd love to see a feature such as the Software Updater in Desktop version of avast, so apps can be keep up to date neatly and it can run in background .

  • VT

    For anti-theft, would like to see a owner pre-set warning message display on the screen if wrong password is key-in 3 times. Phone will then be auto locked. Owner can released lock through personal account on website.

  • dstiltn1

    I would love to see a way to easily backup data, photos, contacts, etc remotely to a cloud drive prior to remotely wiping a phone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/janis.niklass Janis Niklass

    Warning before calling phone numbers that are associated with scams, viruses or anything else harmful.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Carlos.The.Only.One Carlos Melchor R. Reyes

    As an android enthusiast I very well know that Avast security will be useless if someone knows how to get into recovery mode of the android device. Wiping the device to factory settings will make avast security's anti theft features useless because there is nothing preventing the theif into going to the said recovery mode that will wipe the whole phone including avast mobile security. So if avast could somewhat come with a method of disabling/ restricting access to the recovery mode. That will make your program top of the line. Causing it to boot into the android OS itself making it inevitable to wipe.

  • Atanas

    I would like an option that allows you to delete only login information (usernames, passwords, etc) by sending text message. Because you may have important documents or pictures on the phone which you would like to keep in case you find the device.

  • gerry mayfield

    It's a little unfair this comp. I am a big fan of Avast! and recommend it to all my friends for reasons of stability and speed but I am not lucky enough to own any mobile devices to put it on - as a result I don't know how it could be improved so I can't enter the comp properly. Can I?

  • John Begovich

    Real word virus protection

  • http://www.facebook.com/FergieGirl2 Karen Ferguson

    SPAM BLOCKER DEFINITELY AND I LIKE THE PREVIOUS COMMENTS OF A BACK UP FEATURE SOUNDS GREAT. BUT WIN OR LOSE I WOULD LIKE TO THANK AVAST FOR EVERYTHING THEY HAVE DONE TO PROTECT US... I HAVE RECOMMENDED YOUR VIRUS PROTECTION FOR YEARS. AND AM NOW USING AND RECOMMENDING YOUR APP FOR ANDROID. YOU ARE NUMBER ONE IN MY BOOK.

  • shaunwma

    Having a security wipe when phone is lost or stolen is great but having a full system restore if found is just as awsome

  • http://www.facebook.com/sabasmamiro Sabas B-Seven

    Avast is tha big company and trying to provide better and better service but I would like avast to add the feature which can remove the only a virus completly as a single unit in a folder but not to remove the whole folder+virus in order to keep maintaining what we saved on machines alive as it looks before!

  • Marvinator22

    It would be great if you could remotly lock or unlock your phone if you lose it or just wipe all your data out and befor wiping backing all of it on a cloud based storage.

  • Michał

    Wireless backup of phone content (contacts, messages, etc) to a server that can later be retrieved, even using a different device. Plus, something like LoJack in case of theft, even when the owner replaces the SIM card and uninstalls the software.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nanang.sugiarto Nanang Sugiarto

    I would like the next update that Avast Mobile Security will provide me of the security to protect/cover my position so my smartphone wont show my current position automatically. Even it has option to turn it off sometimes some application I've downloaded need my position silently because I dont wanna be spied and I need my privacy badly.

  • Tushar Yadav

    internet security needs to be added to avast mobile security

  • http://www.facebook.com/alvinteow Alvin Teow B S

    I've been using AVAST for many years, can't wait to see and try the next new feature that AVAST will have.

  • http://www.facebook.com/finn.molloy Finn Creagh Molloy

    It would be great if you could make your phone discretely take snapshots after being stolen and email them back to you.

  • NekiDroid

    It would be nice if there is a feature that can possibly help track your network status and resolve the issue on the fly via your phone. Like say you are at work and you want to see what your kids are doing on their computers and all of a sudden, they got a virus! You spotted this from your phone while on your desk and you, knowing your kids don't know what to do, can help prevent the attack all on your phone in no time, thus saving your kid's computer and possibly your home network too. Don't know if this was mentioned anywhere in the comments but thought to share it (Or dig it out).

  • http://www.facebook.com/amarish.nagori Amarish Nagori

    If Mobile is stolen, make sure that handset can't be use at all by other person. Mobile set becomes useless and therefore. No person will steal the MOBILE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dbiswana Duncan Biswana

    well i ussually agree with all these people comments about the antitheft things.

    what i would like to see is if avast could make a website meter of how safe it is. for example if you go to a site wich would be harmfull then avast could warn about it.

    also if anyone tries to acces your phone unauthorized trough a unprotected network it should give a warning.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.snyder.5055 Chris Snyder

    I would love to see a mobile phone wipe if the phone is lost or stolen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pankaj.naringrekar Pankaj Naringrekar

    I would suggest Avast to add such a feature in this package, which would be kind of state-of-the-art, something untrespassed by any of its competitors. Just a few notch up than any of their competitors in paid versions, and unpaid versions.Well, for example if a phone gets stolen, it should be automatically reported and somehow through GPS connection we should be able to locate the real time location of the device. I don't say that the current features are not good, but it needs to be few notches up.

  • Stephen

    As I don't have a smartphone and only use Avast on my laptop, I can't say what feature I'd like to see, but if I won, I'd have the ability to tell ya!!

  • Wayne Brooks

    A way to view your phones camera when you have lost it, without being too obvious.

    im sure there is a way to do this. Also, maybe be able to remotely set up a screen unlock pattern/password if you loose your phone while you dont have one applied (would this interfere with the OS too much, can the app even get those rights with being rooted ?)

  • http://www.facebook.com/erwinbantilan Erwin Bantilan

    Add "Accessanywhere".. so that i can access my PC using my mobile :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/klccaguioa.md Karlo Caguioa

    I'd like the anti-theft to have the option of sending periodic emails in addition to sending the SMS. Also the option of locking the phone via your Avast account, akin to what Prey does for laptops except this is what Avast would do for mobile phones. (That way, if this picks up, you can maybe also do the same for laptops using Avast)

    (PS> Avast user since 2006! Best free anti-virus there is.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrepiper Andre Piper

    I would like to see seamless integration between Avast Desktop and Mobile. In terms of controlling either platforms at users whim. For example remote scanning via app. And a panic mode in which Desktop users can choose to erase the entire app data when the stolen device is reconnected to the internet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CptDaaaaave David Michael Anthony Snider

    i would like to see a feature that connects with the facebook app which automatically checks the validity of links posted on facebook (images, competitions) similar to the desktop avast web rep plugin for browsers

  • Steve

    what feature (or features) would you like to see added to avast! Mobile Security?

    A triggered password installed on all files on the phone, effectively locking them when the phone goes missing (a deadman switch would work here) Password would be sent to owners email. Gesture keyed unlock would reset the deadman switch until next time the phone is powered up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004684745454 Rinku Kumar

    A antivirus can track my Car if stolen or not , lock unlock my car

  • http://www.facebook.com/thuan172002 Thuan Nguyen

    It would be great if Avast Mobile Security add a function of 3G ON/OFF controller for a more convenience of phone users using mobile internet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rashmi.kumari.359778 Shruti Kumari

    A feature that can scan mobile by PC and scan PC by mobile .

  • http://www.facebook.com/khushi.kharbanda.1 Khushi Kharbanda

    Download mobile antivirus definition in PC & install in mobile . Some Tab does not have SIM option and WiFi is rear .

  • Oliver

    Great competition! Thanks everyone, good luck!

  • http://www.facebook.com/NoelzzeN Nils Rehwald

    Cross Platform remote access (e.g. check warnings on a friend's pc from your android phone with avast)

  • http://www.facebook.com/chuchoneton Chucho Neton Hueta

    hola soy mexicano me gustaria que se pueda rastrear en tiempo real desde que se encienda el celular despues del robo o extrabio

  • http://www.facebook.com/chuchoneton Chucho Neton Hueta

    me agradaría que el antivirus no consuma muchos recursos al ejecutarse para no tener conflicto con otras aplicaciones

  • http://www.facebook.com/deepal.maalwani Deepal Maalwani

    Avast mobile security should support Cloud computing

  • Oliver

    Oh and to answer the question, I would love to see an in built file explorer to the app, which would allow you to scan the files you wish, it could save time and be efficient to users! Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chuchoneton Chucho Neton Hueta

    que el antivirus pueda controlar remotamente otros equipos con el mismo antivirus ya sea desde tiempos de ejecución de análisis generales o personalizados

  • J Schulz

    I would like to see more Anti-theft options for wifi-only tablets, such as autoconnect to open wifi, re-enabling disabled wifi+gps, etc.

  • Martha

    I would like to see an easier setup for the anti-theft application.

  • Peter

    I would like to set different ring tones for different options (like try to access it with the wrong code would trigger "access denied" messages and so on ). for the Anti-Virus: that would be possible to block some sites (like parent control can be activated)