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Tomáš Heřmanský
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Hi all,
it's my pleasure to announce that we released public Beta version of Anti-Theft 4.0!

Now it's available through beta link: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.avast.android.at_play.

Click the "BECOME A BETA TESTER" button. Anti-Theft will automatically update itself (if not, please wait an hour or so).

Once you receive the update, I’d love it if you could share your thoughts about the app here in our community.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since new version is NOT compatible (for many reasons) with previous version, all your settings will be lost! Please consider this before you upgrade.

If you have installed previous Beta version, please uninstall it/wipe app data and delete device on my.avast.com account. Otherwise it may not work properly (bad communication with device,..)

Looking forward for your feedback!
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+Tomáš Heřmanský I am curious to know the source of the information you are basing this from about the number decreasing. I would like to take a look at it and research these findings.
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porucik sfgame

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Dobrý mám nápad co přidat do avast antivirus mobile přidejte možnost aby když bude v telefonu nějaká podvrzena nebo se bude pokoušet stahovat podvrzenou aplikací od skutečné tak aby ho na to avast upozornil
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jak to myslite mohli byste poslat odkaz ?
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John Hui

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Activity log disappeared 
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Hi John, only from Dashboard. You can find it in Settings. 
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Luka Kalaica

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Hi I have problem with this:
Avast password error,
An incorrect password was entered. There was no trigger for this. This message appear without touching PIN code.
Avast anti-theft: force data connection ON i s grayed out and can not change this option.
When you click commands section it gives me this error (blank screen with error message).

Another problem is folder anti-theft in google drive: when you click take picture command, there are no pictures on google drive.
You have only to download picture from commands section at my.avast.com site there is no link to gdrive.
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Tomáš Flek's profile photoDavid Grey's profile photo
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Still hoping but is there any discussion within Avast to remake the Avast Backup?

It was SO useful and so much a life saver when my Note 3 was destroyed (accidental washing in clothes washer... don't ask). Google's backup failed to recover it, even my Titanium backup failed me. Only Avast Backup was able to recover the backups of contacts and data files correctly.
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Simon Mlinar

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I love avast this is great apps and easy life
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Thank you! :)
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Idris Perkins

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So the beta version is really gd and the firewall was an excellent idea.But for those of us who don't root our phones can your team please make the firewall available for non root users?
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I know in the United States it has become 'legal' to root / jailbreak your phone in regards to it will not violate warranties. If a retailer states you rooted and thus voided your warranty, you can now point out the law that was passed that overrides this issue thankfully.

The downside of this, most retailers are now making it near impossible to root the phones by locking down the bootloaders in such a way to make it extremely likely to brick the phones. I'm thankful retailers like T-Mobile trying to make the manufactures, not saying Samsung here, to setup their roms with unlocked bootloaders for this reason. (Thank you Tmobile <3)

I personally like my Note 4 rooted. Avast keeps it safe, there are still safe guards in place to prevent some 'rouge app' from damaging the Android system so it is still safer than most PC's. And with it rooted, the full potential of the device is now available. It is literally now a hand PC with a quad core processor.

The further downside that is now happening from my experiance, some of the app developers are actually designing their apps to detect a rooted phone/device and thus drop out of the app stating it has detected a 'cheat' / 'cracking' program and refuses to run.

I contacted one of these app developers and their response was I needed to unroot the phone in order to use their app. When I stated I was unable to due to it would break my virus and anti-theft protection (Avast) and prevent it and my backup program (titanium backup) from being able to function, they actually stated 'no program, especially antivirus, anti-theft, and backup programs requires a rooted phone except programs designed to violate legal safe guards of the applications to obtain them illegally'. (Yes, I specified the programs by name.) I have since simply stopped using any application or game that has begun to use this practice and posted in their reviews (which usually gets deleted from the reviews) a review stating that the app seeks out rooted phones and prevents the application from running and thus if you run backup programs or anti-theft/virus programs requiring root, look elsewhere. Very politely stated, and simply straight forward to what I said above.

In my opinion, this growing trend of games and apps looking to see if you are rooted and then exiting out saying you have 'cheated' or are attempting to 'cheat' or 'bypass their registration' is an attempt to prevent people from simply unlocking their device to use it's full potential. There are other ways to 'make sure someone doesn't cheat' than to use a cheap / easy blanket method and view of someone 'rooting' a phone is a pirate / cheater.
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nikos traxalos

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Hi all!!!why not permanent notification icon anymore???
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John Hui

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(battery saver) When system tray icon is disabled, persistent notification should have customization options 
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John Hui

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(AMS latest version; oneplus 2 ; Marshmallow 6.0.1) According to activity log, first attempt of automatic VPS update fails 3/4 of days I tested. 
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Welcome to Beta testers community! To become an Avast beta tester (if you aren't one already): 1. Click on the download link below 2. Click to "BECOME BETA TESTER" button 3. Download the beta version through Google Play on your device 4. Let us know what do you think to this community!

David Grey

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The new Avast Anti-Theft I noticed does not seem to have anything indicating rooted setup to prevent removal without your pin/pass code like the old one did. Does it still take advantage of the root and hard write itself into the system to prevent flash removal? (Hoping it just silently went in...) Yes, my phone is rooted. I didn't see any notification requesting permission to write to the system is why I am asking.
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Aggelos Papadopoulos

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Pattern to lock our apps will be good... Not only pin code... Thanks!
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Hi +Aggelos Papadopoulos , this feature is planned. Thank you for your feedback!
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John Hui

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Clipboard alert over reactive. Warning appears every other time I copy things. 
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+John Hui , we started to rollout hotfix that limits displaying of this notification. Thanks again for report!
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Alpha Dog

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Something is wrong with the firewall. I noticed I leak in one app that shouldn't happen. I can verify the leak by opening this app with WiFi deactivated.
This app is showing ads when I open her with WiFi on,despite the fact that I have blocked her with the firewall. When I open her with WiFi off ,everything is OK.no adds.
This app has not root permitions. 
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Hi, the ads might be actually loaded by a different app on the device (like AdMob - Google Play Services). So you might need to block other apps/processes as well.
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Petar Vajdic

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For last few days I've noticed messages in my.avast under Info - Notifications

"An incorrect password was entered."

Since my last login I had 20 of those messages, some 15 days old.
What does it mean? I've checked my mobile phones and they are all connected to avast with correct email and password. As precaution I changed my.avast password but I still see these messages.

Both AMS and AT are updated to latest versions.

Thnx.
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It is Samsung Galaxy S5, Android version 6.0.1
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Simon Mlinar

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Dont block scam and spam web sites awalys
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Samsung xcover 3, 4.4.4
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Jonah James Pormento

Feature suggestions  - 
 
Will the rooted version of anti theft be available?
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KawaiiBear

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Does avast web blocker work on cm13 browser?
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+KawaiiBear , when you are unsure if certain browser is supported, easiest way how to test it is to access web-shield-test.avast.com :).
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Petar Vajdic

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I've update my GM900F to Marshmallow 6.0.1 yesterday. Upon opening Chorme I received a notification I'm not protected. So I followed instructions in avast mobile to go to Accessibility and enable Avast. BUT I don't see it there?!?! How to enable Chrome support?

Thank you.
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Hm...I'll rather wait for an update. Thank you.
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Joh ny

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Can i summit malware that decteted by some antivirus, but cant detect by lasted avast beta version? 
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Joh ny
 
done. 
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John Hui

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Give AMS rootless firewall. VPN based like those on the play store. 
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