AVG has released its new versions of its Android security solutions, the AVG Antivirus Free and Antivirus Pro, which caters to the current threats attacking the mobiles.
The latest update is compatible with both phones and tablets, which brings the app to version 3.1. This now sports a resigned interface for simpler navigation. Omri Sigelman AVG’s Senior Mobile Security Evangelist, said it is really important to maintain the basic four-pillar structure of its app despite the alterations.
These four pillars consist of protection, anti-theft, performance, and privacy, which act as gateways to settings pages where the solution can be optimized to the user’s preferences, and dangerous activity can be identified, among a host of other details.
The app also has a new call and SMS blocker which lets the user filter unwanted calls and texts by building their own ‘black and white’ phone lists. Using these lists, the app can make the user’s mobile device to automatically reject incoming calls and text messages from certain blocked numbers. Calls will automatically get rejected instead of ringing through.
The AVG executive also explained how the presence of AV solutions on smartphones is now actually crucial in the present time than ever before, because of the covert nature of modern threats that can exist on a phone without notice.
While in the past, security breaches typically meant vicious worms that would restart your computer, close programs or generally act conspicuously, and as a result the user could easily know that there is a problem, Sigelman said as he added by saying that things are really different these days the hackers and malware writers have different toolkits for developing harmful code, that can really fit in your device without you actually knowing about it. After some time these threats takes small payments off the victim’s phone bill that they are unlikely to even notice, and then the attacker also gets access into the account that pays the contract, that’s really scary.