Theft Aware was possibly the most ingenious Android security solution back before it was bought out by Avast. At the time, developer ITAgents promised paying customers that they would be remembered once Avast rolled out a premium version of their mobile security suite. Now that time has come. Avast is giving away free one-year licenses to anyone who previously purchased Theft Aware, a savings of $15.

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Avast recently updated its mobile security suite, bringing in a new premium subscription containing features such as app locking, ad detecting, password checking, remote identification, app settings backup for rooted phones, and more. These new paid-for options can be found inside both Avast's Mobile Security and its Mobile Backup apps. They are available for a recurring monthly price of $1.99 or $14.99 annually, but former paying Theft Aware customers can now have these features free for one full year.

Such users should have already received an email from Avast containing a voucher code that can be used at any time, even after a pre-existing annual premium subscription expires a year from now. If you have changed your email address since using Theft Aware, send a message over to [email protected] containing your original Theft Aware order ID, and they will help you out.

The app was not found in the store. :-(