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Avast Anti-Theft

Posted by AVAST Software in Tools | Aug. 22, 2016 | 202 Comments

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Best free cell phone tracker helps you find and track your lost or stolen phone, making ‘lost’ Android phones/tablets a thing of the past.
No need to think “How can I find my phone?” – its cell phone locator features find and control it remotely.


Locate and Track your lost phone or droid on a map through our web-based mobile phone tracking feature (uses GPS tracker and other triangulation methods).
Control your cell phone remotely, manage your device via a web-based interface or SMS if the phone is stolen (to do this, go to:
■ Remotely lock or wipe the phone memory, to keep your data safe.
■ Remotely take photos or listen to audio of the phone’s surroundings.
■ Set up a SIM-card-change notification to another device.
■ Stealth Mode automatically hides the app on your phone whenever Anti-Theft is activated, so that a thief is not even aware of its presence.


You can trigger remote features via SMS command from a friend’s phone or via our web interface at

■ Remote lock.
■ Find my phone and display it on a map. (locate the phone)
■ Wipe and erase the phone memory to keep your private data safe.
■ Activate a customizable siren or alarm.
■ Custom locked-screen text (e.g. show rewards for its return).
■ Send an on-display message to the phone.
■ Have the phone call you elsewhere to listen to surroundings (with blacked-out screen, so invisible to thieves).
■ Have calls and messages forwarded to a different phone.
■ Device manager to manage your device remotely.


★ Remote identification: Takes a picture of the thief, known as Theftie, when he/she tries to unlock the device (can use front or back camera, with face recognition). Also can listen to and record audio and locates it.

★ Password check: Marks the device as stolen if a wrong locked screen password is entered 8 times.

★ Remotely send SMS: Your device will send them for you.

★ Remote data retrieval: Retrieve call logs, SMS messages, and other personal data from your phone – e.g. before remotely wiping its memory.

For a full protection install Avast Free Mobile Security

Whats new

    We are delighted to present the new Anti-Theft 4 that is easier to use than ever! Full compatibility with Android M, revamped user interface and all features are COMPLETELY FREE.
    FOR UPGRADING USERS: If you are upgrading from previous versions, your settings WON'T be preserved. You need to configure app again.
    - Fixed issues with recording audio
    - Fixed crashes on specific devices while sending/receiving commands
    - Better communication with
    - Improved connection to Google Drive

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Cameron Melia

I'll give it a four... When I simulate a lock down on my device the app dissapears. How do I get it back? Like how the fuck in the world do you call your pin? WTF??

Deandale Balana

Various bugs. When the phone is placed in lost or locked mode the back and home button still appears. If someone presses this this could potentially hinder the retrieval of the phone because important contact information is not being displayed. Another negative is the fact the theif can swipe down to reveal notifications and can also access quick settings to disable various such as Wi-Fi or enter the phone into airplane mode. Also, another feature which is in Android Device Manager is to call the owner.

Jess Benham

Sends international texts without your knowledge This app is costing me a fortune in automatically sending texts abroad which are not included in my plan. Check online and you'll find loads of others having the same issue.

Hyun Go Lee

Pffft I tried my pin, his pin, her pin, and everybody else's pin and no one did work out in the sms remote control! What a waste! Tss..

Jaroslav Sumbal

Quite good I tried using the call option from my online avast account, but it didn't work and I had to restart my phone to use it.

Christopher Budge

For the idiots You dumb idiots. Read menus before you open your mouths please, because we who read things are sick and tired of your kind. ONCE ENABLED IT'S ONLY SUPPOSED TO BE ACCESSIBLE BY DIALING YOUR PIN. If I see one more dumb idiot say something about not being tested... I'll be sure to follow you around and let everyone know how you just need to die off and let your stupidity leave the world!

Carmelea Cira

Stupid anti theft ruin PHONE!! I'm using Lenovo A380, set up anti theft, then when i restart my phone, i enter the pin with the number i set, but this god damn piece of shit Avast Anti-theft keep on saying my password incorrect, what the fuck man, seriously hell. I bring my phone to the shop, they say only way is to factory reset my phone. God damn hell of a piece of junk, avast i definitely won't use u for any antitheft for phone, now u are stealing away my old nice phone!!!

Benedict Mau

Works well! Kills battery I feel bad for giving 1 star because I think this app does what it says very well and is pretty intuitive to use. However, it absolutely kills the battery to the point where a full nights charge would give it about 10% higher than when you plug it in. I have a oneplus one and the battery (which is amazing) went from two days to half a day. It took forever to find the root cause, but after uninstalling, my battery is already showing increased life and charging speed.

Hossein Fashandi

Unreliable today I lost my phone, when I logged in to my account by a pc to locate my phone it said we have an issue on our side, due to which we cannot synchronize to your device, remove your device and add it again...

Mark Johnson

I know it's doing it's job but be warned! If you change your sim it sends numerous Texts from your phone that you are totally unaware of, thus costing you $$$$$$$. Not cool. Should have a warning at time of installation or send you an email notification checking that you have in fact had phone lost or stolen rather than just sim replaced by original owner. Come on Avast sort it out!!

Anna Ingram

Warning - if you change your SIM Have just discovered several International SMS messages charged to my mobile phone account. Was about to ring the provider to query them and have just realised that Avast Anti-Theft is to blame. I was just changing provider and therefore my SIM! Avast, you need to make this MUCH clearer, especially the bit about the messages being sent to an international number which I now have to pay for.....not happy!

sello samson

Best up to so far I have recovered my stolen phone through avast, thank you very much.

Ali Abbas

This software donot enable GPS traker.....not much effective as i thought!!:( but still nice software..

Seby Trofin

Very good I tested the app and it works very well. I hope I never have to really use it. :) Thank you Avast!

denilson Cavalheire

needs more quick support I've been blocked out from my phone. I changed sim card just to get few contact number on the other sim card and it started buzzing like a crazy! Result: now I can't switch on my phone again just because the app consider my phone stolen and don;t let me get in. I contacted Avast Support and I didn't get any response from them. That's a shame!

Lagon Jones

Needs optimization Why does it make updating apps so slow. Can't it scan the apps faster? It takes like 10 or more minutes to update 6 apps because of the app scanning...

Jemuel Stanley

I love it!!! It always finds the location of the mobile. Of course my mobile has not yet been stolen, still I use it to search it in my house if I misplace it. Few tweaking is needed as it cannot find if the battery is removed. It is best for non removable batteries like mine. But it is the best app for finding your lost mobile. I love it and I recommend everyone to install this app for searching your mobile.

Jason Keefover

Good luck finding your phone! I've lost 3 phones and Avast can't find them

Ryan Wilson

Would give 5 stars if... I like it its even come in handy only 2 stars now though until this problem is resolved. Every time I try to open the app even after uninstalling and reinstalling it'll tell me the app isn't installed...o.O

Swaroop Varghese

Awsm bt not without flaws Stealth mode not functioning in latest update. I can still see it in my apps list

Mani Kandan K

Nice But . its very dangirious App to use, i changed my second sim to first sim its starting sound. i like it But

Johayne Skippers

Need I say more? It's on my laptop and my Sony C. No problems thus far. Awesome apps

lock simthray

Amazing got my phone back this app works. Wonder what happens when you take the battery out and switch to a different sim card....

Paul Hobby

GREAT APP. Can't give it 5 coz I ain't lost me phone yet,u get me. But what goes with the set up,and how it works. Well clever. Makes me wanna lose it to use it.

Kumara Wasala

Update is ok now Previous bug has been can access the anti theft via anti virus!!

Thembile Bangani

I have it on all my devices.... it works for me, imagine what it can do for you...

Michael Ramirez

I like it Seems like is gonna be useful... Thank u guys

Chaudhry Abdurraheem

how i open application. avast anti theft app not show in my default apps how i access the application?

Mamun Khan

useful app really superb app. my friend found his mobile by using this app.. love it

Maya Maya

Do I paid for ? Keep requested a pin to often ! And made my apps error after I've tried to press the pin ! I still do paid for u monthly, behave I will cancel my pursed, if you're still not fix or give me an advice.


Like it wonder it could be flushed.

Jessie Chan

Dual SIM Support Make the app support Dual SIM devices which is common in Asian Country. This app can not detect changes of SIM if its from the Slot 2

Ranga Fernando

It's working good. Thank you avast

Sameera Ravishan

Best in the business I was able to find my lost phone bcz of this beautiful app

Robin H Jackson

Cool Keep up the good work guys and gals.

Nameswar Majhi

Best application Work correctly and many more. But not able to see if I need change my profile .please help me

Ashan Thilakarathne

Hide not supported after update

Hyun Go Lee

Pffft I tried my pin, his pin, her pin, and everybody else's pin and no one did work out in the sms remote control! What a waste! Tss..

Rich Purcell

Updates again A great little app. I hope I remember I have it if I ever lose my phone

Mike Cooper-Hollis

Visible in phone again Shows up in app drawer again. Please sort.

Keith Hodgson

Great program Every one need to have installed.

Ubaid Arif

Awesome It's a heart like for all my devices.....

John Kirchoff

Samsung Galaxy S4 I feel safer having this installed. I hope it works like it says if I ever need it.

James Anthony Thayer sr

James a Thayer. If lost my phone they will find it.

Pui Sheung Nyiam

Killing my battery This is insane with auto connect to WiFi

Julian Beech

It seemed fine for ages, but now it has started to eat my battery. 16%, which is pretty ridiculous

Cibi Subramaniam

Always with love Crazy fan of Avast

Kolawole ahmed

Good job, well done

Carol Blades

Avast theft protection


Best Better than other

Pradeep NP

Restarts continously lagging my phone Restarts continously lagging my phone

Rodrigo Santos

Great app with serious battery issues This app is by far the best on the store its possibilities are endless. I've paid the premium and it gives you way more possibilities. You can remotely activate it via web or sms. It is really cool. On the other hand it has a really, really but really bad battery issue. It takes 35% of the battery usage on my Galaxy s5. What that means is that I went to bed at midnight with 100% of battery and left it unplugged from the charger during the night, when I woke up at 10 am the battery was at 65%!!!!! Fix it!!!!

Tim Isfeldt

Awesome Great app I love all of its features, but apparently it will not update in the Play Store it just says downloading and then the name of the app which is Avast anti theft and love its stuck on installing has been for like the last 3 hours so I don't know if I need to disable it updated and then reenable it great app I love all of its features, but apparently it will not update in the play store it just says downloading and then the name of the app which is a fast anti theft and then it stuck on installing h

Senthil J

Sms command not working properly I m sending sms command from my friends mobile which I stored in friends list of anti theft but the phone not responding resolve this issue else I m uninstalling d App

Amit Joshi

Got my lost phone back!!! Thanks to avast anti theft I got my phone back after two long months. I was able to track my phone remotely and also helped the police caught that bloody thief. I think everyone needs to install this app. Helps you a lot :)

Tim Shannon

Lost phone recovered! I just got my lost phone back after 6 days thanks to a low battery notification with GPS coords after marking it as lost. Priceless, thanks guys!


Ronald The great First Antivirus that can finding mya lost mobile. Good Job Avast

Lianne Symms-Fahey

Can't fault it. It's always the 1st app I install on any phone I get. Works perfectly.

Renae Lovexx

Just what I need. After a recent incident where my sister took my bag up along with hers I have realized that I need a tracker app, I went frantic as we were in town and anybody could have taken it, my phone tablet and keys are in there and my boyfriend has gone with the only spare keys to our house, but before my sister got on the airplane she realised she had my bag gave it to the security, rang mom and mom picked it up from the security and brought it to me, now I can turn on that siren from my mother's phone. WELL DONE?

kenneth rugama

Opening the app How can open this app again? It hides from the phone and i dont know how to configure it. Please help

Chiwale Lindsay

just checking I am a fan of avast using it on my PC. but has any one notice a battery drain with this app the battery stat in android lollipop says that this app use the most of my battery

Vicky Dighore

It is best apps for your android phone It mostly used to identify the lose your mobile

Vikram Mavinkurve

Pathetic Upgraded my sim it blocked my phone & now refuses to send unlock code! Don't waste your time with this piece of crap!

kovelamudi Santosh

Hate when my SIM is changed I had lost my SIM and renewed it with a new one now when ever my device restarts/shut down it will send a location message to the registered mobile that's good when my SIM is lost but the owner is still the same what to do?

Steven R Parks

Crossplatformiosmult{idimentiaional almost seamlessm5build, nice job deregistryjavavelopers, 5 builds r almost glitchless out the cloud cachegate once you get acclaim ated totheirquirksand splats so they don't sync enemies em that quirksand snot all plats, can shall we say, ?take the weightoflightningfast transmission ie. The weight/aiteso then you have too much time on hand drink too much old glitchedregistry java get acid reflux& your daughter maries a nuclearviking. Don't,get direct tv.

Ayush Raj

Best hai boss It is the best mobile trackek if mobile is lost

Isaac Aboagye

Mr Aboagye IB Very good. A must have app.

Venkat Naskanti

my phoone was locked by anti theft sms command was not generated pls help me, how i should generate sms or through web

Damian Mercer

DamiaN itx NiCe , you Have To TrY it OnCe.

Kilvan Tito Prasetyo

Never Forget When you change the simcard and the system detect the simcard change then your phone has sirine sound very loud at class... Can you imagine it? Hahaha

Juan van Loggerenberg

After update showing in App Manager as downloaded. Why??? After update showing in App Manager as downloaded. Why??? This used to be disguised!!!???

Alex Shuli

Rebooting problen I made this app my administrator and than my mobile rebooted and than stucked on the Samsung logo.I had to access recovery mode and delete everything!It's a great app expect from this problem.

Jewn Basinillo

VERY ACCURATE! Locate, Get data, and all free features its very accurate.. Too bad i cant test the paid features... Id like to a BETA TESTER hehe.go AVAST!

Hacim Llih

Used the Avast brand on my PCs many years.. trusted enough to use for years more on my Android devices too! Rare issues over said years; all sans one unresponsive query to PAID ACCOUNT support resolved.. (no more paid acct due lack of follow-up)

Owusu Duodu Emmanuel

Bring back the ability to change the app's name At first, we could change the name of the app to any name we choose, hence, being difficult for a thief to realize that it's an anti-theft app. But that feature is gone. Bring it back and I will quickly rate 5 stars

Kit Walker

It hid itself from me. So I installed it and forgot about it. Recently I went to poke at it, couldn't set my hands on my PIN, so backed out until I could get to it later--only now I can't find it. It's not listed in my apps anywhere, though Google Play still says it's installed. I can't find it to re-add the icon to my home screen nor to use it, and I can't uninstall then reinstall it because it requires admin privileges to deactivate first. If I could find the thing, I either wouldn't need to do either.

Dov Armon

Won't uninstall even after deactivating its rights as an administrator This app has continued to go down hill, and now hit rock bottom. Yet it somehow managed to become even worse. That has to be some kind of record!!! GOOD JOB GUY'S

Shashank Naithani

How to uninstall it please suggest.. I want to uninstall this app due to some issues in my device. but its not even deactivating or cant find out how to uninstall please advise..

Gabrielle Taube

Terrible, useless... we had a phone stolen, they have no support (2 tickets with no response in a week). the frustrating thing is you can't just send a signal that it's stolen or to locate it that will work when it turns on, the signals time out after a minute, so since the thief turned the phone off, I'd have to sit on their app night and day waiting for them to turn it on. Also can't report it stolen and shut off service to it or the ap won't work.

Matthew Hulin

It failed when I needed it I lost my phone like an idiot and I had this app installed, rooted aswell. Now when I went on the website it said the app wasn't installed which I know it was. Luckily my dad found it outside my house underneath the car a day later and when I checked the app it was working fine like nothing had happened. Looked online and it was working fine which kinda let me down massively. If it was a real case and it was stolen, I would not have been happy at all. Fix yo stuffs!

Steve Stanley

Awesome app If something like this was easy to remove what good would it be when your phone gets stolen?! When you know what you're doing its easy! I really can't believe how many people install this and then say its rubbish and i can't uninstall it!

Jan Emir Co

Anti-theft failed I activated the anti-theft about a few months ago to ensure the safety of my tablet. One of its functions is when the sim card is removed it automatically sends a text message to its friends. But once in awhile it sends text messages even if the sim card wasn't removed. I forgot the password and tried to uninstall it but it still keeps going. I installed again the anti-theft this day 12/07/15 thinking the update might fix this problem, I synced my avast acc. and the problem is the same. Pls fix this

Jennifer McCartney

Doesn't work I've had more phones stolen with this app than anything imaginable. How does the control my phone feature work? Am I missing something???

Arjun Aranha

Unable to install I get a message saying Google doesn't support binary messages and the app gets automatically closed. I don't see the app at all, it gets uninstalled by itself.

Kim Kaspersen

Draining battery Avast Anti-Theft is preventing Stamina from saving power in standby mode on Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.

Paul Kitching

Test SMS doesn't work. Made my boyfriends alarm mute after trying the Siren on and off commands. Theft simulation doesn't work. How can I trust it would work if my phone was actually stolen?

T James

Apologise I do not understand how this app works Do I have to list all the commands or is there a way for the list to be emailed to me. Ask because if phone lost how am I to know what commands I have to own a second mobile phone to find thie lost one? Please advise as then can upgrade my vote.

Jon Bukovsky

Useless When I launch the app it takes me to a page where I enter my PIN number. After I enter my PIN it takes me to a page where I need to turn Anti-Theft on. When I try to turn it on it insists that I have to give them a friends phone number. I don't have a friend to give a number for and I wouldn't want to give them one if I did. I just want to be able to locate my tablet if it takes a walk without me. With AVG l can locate my tablet if it goes missing and I can wipe it, and I can change the PIN number, make it shout, and it will take a picture of anyone who enters the wrong PIN number three times. I don't see why it would need to send a text to a friend that I don't have. I should be able to take care of it all by myself.

vikas singh

How to uninstall it There is no icon on my home screen and I m unable to uninstall it. Help to get rid of this frustrating app please.

Bhasker Reddy

Sending messages when reboot I just rebooted my device and it has sent several messages even there is no sim change. But day before I swapped sim cards from slot 1 to slot 2, slot 2 to slot 1 but it doesn't sent any SMS.

Andrew Mack

OK until you want rid of it Wait til avast take your money without asking and see how difficult it becomes to uninstall

Mahmood A.

Not reliable. I installed and setup it 2 months ago and now it's not working. Good that my phone is not lost. Maybe Maybe Prey is better

Udith Thushantha

Locked up my orginal sim my friend just use his sim card on my phone at that time this app already installed on my device but nothing happend to his sim card or phone number but then i put back my own sim card on to the phone sim card is blocked there is messege on my screen Unauthorized phone number. But other sim cards are working properly. Without any problem. I was tried contact avast through skype. I was wait around one hour and one lady answerd the phone then before i speak she disconnect the line. Then asking me for feed bck

Abdullah Al-Arif

How to activate command for Record Audio, Take PIcture and Get Data ? It's disabled on my device. How? I will give you 5 stars if you give me answers! Thanks.

Ann-marie Amr

Love it I always recommend avast to everyone I meet as it literally has saved me a bunch of times when I've lost my phone

Tony Batten

When is there going to be a while new version? But this one is still good but a new upgrade of it is needed too.

steven latter

Trusted provider Avast has never let me down, used their apps for years in my pc and phone.

Brian Irwin

No Google account sign in Why.. Who in their right mind would sign in with Facebook. Besides, everyone here has already got a Google account. Why exclude it as an option? What where/are you thinking?

Michael Vinuya

SMS locking feature = A+++ SMS locking feature is Superb. You can lock, tag your phone as lost/stolen or wipe data from it even if it is disconnected from the Internet, a more-often-than-not status of most lost or stolen phones.

Kabiru Abdulganiyu

THANK YOU I found my stolen phone after a month. It works quite well as a normal anti-lost is expected.

Thomas Toft

They removed the ability to use the app without using their website. It is no longer possible to locate a phone from within the app.

Fady Soliman

It is full of good features and tools, it can locate, remotely wipe, send SMS, send Call, do lots of stuff to control and locate your phone and helps you protect the data, however, I believe the connection between the website control and the phone is having issues, locating the device and remotely ringing is not always reliable, I believe this needs lots of work.

Prof Allow

Great anti theft ever Since this app helped me found my lost phone, am not afraid of phone lost or thieves again. Please download and upgrade fast!

Aldous Villegas

My Avast account is my Google account. How do I register Anti-Theft with Google? It only seems to accept Facebook. Please fix this.

Ivo S

Eats up your cell phone balance without notice. Support unhelpful and arrogant. Stay away.

TJ Russell

Love it Can u let us move avast to memory card to help with saving meomy

Gopal Katkoria

I am registered with my google account but logging in with google is not an option. Wtf? Can't create a password on my avast account. I type the password and click save but nothing happens... double fail!

Michael Moore

Would not let me make phone calls on first try After much research, I found out that this app was preventing me from making calls. I had to press redial 2-3 times to make it work. Something to do with the pin to access the app. Seems I wasn't alone either. My wife had same problem as well as many others on the Internet. Uninstalling fixed it.

Lawrence Chong

Don't work on mi pad Anti theft can't lock mi pad. On my avast webite, device is shown locked but can unlocked normally using via standard screen lock.

Shahul hameed KS

Need clarity How do I make sure no one uninstall it without password ...

Nguyen Trung

Avast anti theft -root Why I can't find on Google Play . I download at another source, but after install , isn't continue install to system. How to fix

Nadeem Raza

Where to find the icon I have done the setting partially and the icon is not visible now.where can i find it.please help me.

kushagra arora

I love you This app is truly awesome and fantastic .you know what makes it greater? Its freakin free for basic use but nothings free in world so I doubt this highly but if it's basic functions are free . I bless the creators ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

Adam Jackson

This is awful I wanted to protect my phone but this app is difficult to use and confusing. Then once I had decided to uninstall the app it says I have to deactivate it but I don't know how to do that because the app offers no guidance whatsoever

johnathan mcyournotgettingit

Bring back the Rooted Version!! I loved this app. I was without for awhile because I could not root my Samsung. Now I'm back to a rooted phone and find out the best part the only reason I loved this app is gone? Please re support the Rooted Version it's the only reason I used this app over others! 1 star until it's back. Shame on you avast.

Preet Khalsa

Very bad You cannot disable the USB debugging setting. They ask you to use the uninstall wizard which doesn't exist. And it never uninstalls. Try it and you'll have it forever.

Daddy F0Sho

Still Loving It I want to thank you Avast for having my back. . everyone can't afford a quality security. thank you for being there for me and others like myself

Elena Nexus

DANGER - It will lock you out!! Nonexistent customer care, I forgot my pin and my phone is now locked. Nobody helped me, the phone needs to be trashed now!!! DON'T INSTALL IT!!!


no support Used this once before had to do a reset on my phone and was going to down load it again but with all the recent poor ratings and no immediate response from a security app I'm not even going to try.

Irish Tumbas

I miss u so much ¥Än... I uninstall this 3x! It sucks... i can't log at my facebook, not working! And this Apps is Hiding.i can't change the PW unless u uninstall it and install it again!!! Huh?! But its accurate.

Abdul Azeem

Exlnt app Very good app but I can't find d app in my phone. Please help me out

Filip Stefanović

No more root version... ... and nobody from avast is responding to this asking after multiple request... I wonder does avast even care about customers opinion...

Nico Hannes

No root anymore From the best anti thief to a useless tool. It's no protection anymore, if after a hard reset even avast is gone.

Michael Vinuya

SMS locking feature SMS locking feature is Superb. You can lock, tag your phone as lost/stolen or wipe data from it even if it is disconnected from the Internet, a more-often-than-not status of most lost or stolen phones. BUT SUPPORT FOR ANDROID 4.4 DOES NOT WORK ON ANDROID 5.+

bappu das

Used before Comm. Next season. Now this is problems created my android device service system.

Arslan Manzoor

No updates at all!! Being at the same version for a long time....its a great app, but avast should provide frequent updates.


Be warned This app my make you play money to stop ot from making calls and sending texts and is hard to get rid of only reason I gave 5 stars is so ypu gusy can see this

Sri Ram

Awesome team U guys have fixed the problem and removed the option to move the app to sd card, thanks team great job,awesome...

Janet Knapp

Love this app! To be able to control my phone remotely & cause any thief to lose interest is fantastic. I love the "this phone has been lost or stolen" alarm that CANNOT be disabled except by the owner! Bonus, the alarm is loud as hell, and brings unwanted attention from all directions! Thanks Avast!

Daniel Updike

Anti Theft An excellent app although it asks for a lot of permissions. Important though for keeping track of this device as it is used so frequently that its loss would be devastating.

Alibel Macaspe

I love this app ever so I give this 5star so far I use I never had a problem so more power and godless avast

Masy Nisbett

Very useful Helps you locate your phone as long as it has power, works very well never lose your device again!

Dom Sullivan

Best security app out there! Very easy interface, user friendly. Excellent overall functions, will never have a device without it downloaded on!

Glenn Racelis

Tested all features and worked well. So If ever the phone recovery process failed, it's good there's a wipe command keeping others from gaining access to all my personal data's.

Mickey Webb

Good App Does what it says... Should be updated to stay on phone even after factory reset though.

Saumitra Pal Choudhori

I liked the older version This version doesn't show me for hard reset protection for rooted Device as it was present earlier this should be re introduced so only 4 star

Musa Sibuyi

Awesome app I love it.. all the functions work properly.. it's a sweet app. Thanx

Daniel Claassen

Amazing antitheft This really works people very handy app thanx to the creators for making so many posible ant theft situations reversable

Amani M.Heider

Not working I installed and before I do anything it just disappeared from home screen and from my apps on the phone, I check play store in my apps to reinstall and it's there yet it doesn't want to deactivate or uninstal or anything .. what am I supposed to do now?!!!!!

Jairo Orozco

App is restarting This app for past days keeps restarting on the background and overheating my phone. Restarting 250 times for the past 4hrs.

Ashwill De villiers

Anti theft Lost my phone and was unsure where to look. The app narrowed my search down and I was Able to block it via the web

aitreya sahu

Great app I turned on the stealth mode but now I don't know how to open the app.....pls help avast

Kevin T

Through the years Avast has been installed for years, it's still Good stuff!

Sharon Parish

Best app Thanks phone was stolen and I only got it back because I had Anti Theft installed

B Johnson

Really awesome Avast has always been there for me for over a decade..

Doug Martindale

Love all Avast products Been with them several years after eliminating a pesky virus by adding their free software offer on a PC. All my devices are on Avast!

Arslan Manzoor

Good one!! Its the best anti theft app for Android!!?

Charlie Chan

Avast's Security & Android Apps Reviews I've always been using Avast as my go-to freeware software for security along side Norton's paid products. Its quick, more versitile than AVG's free security, and my all time favorite color scheme, matte dark grey /w orange.

mohamed yunus

Mr.yunus Avast antivires app really it's work I love it this app.

nashe Tinashe

Good Best anti theft app ever. Why is it refusing to install on my blackberry z3?

Colin Hamilton

Avast Anti-Theft I have Avast on all my devices and this is a quality software!! Everything is covered, user-friendly and functional.

Timothy Walker

Great security Don't want to worry about sensitive items on my phone. This helps to keep it secure.

Prashant Sorathia

Great app for safety of your cellphone Nice app overall. Feature like multiple incorrect screen unlock attempts would click a picture from front camera must be added...

logan cayen

GREAT APP I love this app so much. Way better than other apps like it. I also use the Avast storage cleaner.

Anofi Peter

Helpful. I used it to recover my boss phone

Sew Austin

Avast user for years. Wonderful app on many levels.

Bjoern Dieter Jacobi

Best app This is always the first app to be installed on my phone. It brought my phone back twice ?If I understood it right you don't even have to root your phone anymore.

rainieram Mangcucang

Awesome Love this app even before. Keep up the great job guys!

Iuri Silva

Nice app Its easy to use and very usefull

Nick Brown

AVAST Appreciation I was able to track a stolen tablet to exact location and notify police after having my cat broken into

Sepehr Ghaderi

Why "prevent usb debugging" and "force data connection on" are no longer available ?

katie murphy

Brilliant Never had a problem but it stops people from stealing my phone if they do they cant get in.

Tess Healy

Great app Haven't had to use it properly and I'm grateful for that. Not one of those annoying protection programs that interfere with everything. Highly recommend it.

preshit mukkawar

How to change app's settings its stealth mode is activated

Kittredge Seely

A Great Loss Protection App With each new release this app keeps getting better. What follows is my previous review. It is all still true. While my cellphone has never been stolen, this app makes me feel a lot better. It has all the pieces necessary to protect my cellphone. Coupled with the security features of my cellphone (Samsung S7) this app is a good guarantee against having my information stolen. Would recommend it to any cellphone owner.

Bahar Ali Durrani

Hard reset :( I used it an year ago. It was a good app. It had root features but now it has no security even for it self. Hard reset can solve the thief's problem. How it will protect my phone? It should support features like injecting into system partition(root), hide other apps from app launcher permanently even after a hard reset etc etc.

Mike Cooper-Hollis

Can't find phone now... Find phone function is now inert. Overly complicated. Text simply goes through to phone. Spams target number with repeat texts. Now useless. Way better before when you got a link back and you could click on it. Can only use SMS commands if the phone I want to sent SMS from has this installed. Gone downhill.

J. Smith

Totally useless - no hard reset protection They used to have a really good rooted version but that no longer works. This one can be easily overcome by simply booting into recovery and factory resetting the phone.

Sándor Takács

Gps tracking doesn't work If LOCATE on the web gets fixed i'll give it 5 stars. To commentators: you can still use an outside app to convert avast into a system app. That also works against factory reset.

jane osborne

Can't uninstall. Hate. Can't deactivate app as device administrator, crashes settings. Can't login to avast account, tells me email or pwd wrong, but it's not. Called & spoke to 3 people b4 being told i need to submit ticket on website. Waste of my time. Super annoyed. Grrrrr

Newest Update Breaks Tablet Functionality Now, the only way to launch the app when hidden is to call your PIN. If you have a tablet without a SIM, this is obviously impossible. Previously, you could still send a launch command from the web interface, but this has been broken as well. If you are upgrading, you can no longer send any commands to your non-SIM tablet, since SMS won't work either. Unfortunately I recommend Cerberus or Android Lost instead if you have a non-SIM tablet.

Tia Durlston-Powell

Livid! I was loving this app but I've now found that, as well as the price I've paid to have the app on the premium service, I've also been paying £2-£5 per month in texts sent from the apps' permissions. Even have unlimited texts but they've been to Hungary? Horrified - have removed the permissions for now but I'm already looking elsewhere.

Carolyn MacDonald

Can't tell if it's active My phone says it's good. My web account days it's not downloaded. Last phone was stolen and not set right to use so avast was ineffective aside from telling me where it was. So l'm not sure it's really effective unless you are a computer whiz. Dealing with online help is cumbersome.

Iam Ghost

Really disappointed I had the older version and it worked very well GPS remote tracking was fast and reliable, now half the app doesn't work and it will not send location ever.

Mh K

Please bring back the Rooted Version For me, the rooted version was the main reason to root my devices, without hard reset protection and remote mobile data/location services control, Avast is just another simple anti theft.

Ishan Kavinda

Sms commands on the new update is not user friendly In order to launch sms commands friend's phone also should have Avast installed. Previous version was way better

Greg Wheeler

I updated this app to the latest version, and was initially stuck trying to activate it (get it to work). It repeatedly requested my current pin, which I had entered correctly. I reopened the app and it finally accepted my pin, so it appears to now be working properly. Giving it 3 stars for now until I check it out further.

Ameya Dalvi

Stolen mobile: Micromax Canvas HD, Current mobile: Micromax Fire 3. Didn't work on 1st mobile not working on current one either. Well my mobile got stolen, it had avast AND root permissions too...but all I got was "cannot locate your device" message when I tried locating using web avast account. For about 20 mins I was able to call the mobile (obviously the driver didn't answer because he had no intentions of returning the mobile I forgot on the backseat), but the web access could neither locate not mark it as lost nor wipe the device (as proved by the momentary change in WhatsApp accounts last seen). Lock and siren stops with reboot


A must have Update: it doesn't lock the phone with a sim switch...... So... It's makes the phone useless if stolen. I've had 2 phones returned because of that fact. Don't forget to put contact info.

Harry Johnson

Excellent If you lose your phone or it gets nicked you probably won't get it back but Avast makes sure the phone is of no value to anyone else. It's reassuring to know you have complete remote control of the phone allowing you to wipe it, lock it, disable it and a whole host of other things

Eymert Versteegt

This used to be one of the best Anti Theft solutions, mainly thanks to it's " root" support (which made it possible to install the app as a system program, surviving factory resets). Now they decided to discontinue it. And what's worse, the new interface is terrible. And finding the phone, even when it is on my home wifi network, fails mostly .

Timothy Darling

Good app but has problems I loved the app, but ever since I tried to use the locate feature, I stopped using it. It doesn't work. Please fix this Avast!

Ian Ehrlich

Best application yet I like this so much decided to give 5 stars. EDIT: Found out it's 8 attempts to lock it with avast anti-theft for it to work. Still the best application.

Mike O

Find my phone doesn't work, cannot send trusted sim from Web or phone, Web reports no antivirus when installed. Online help slow and unable to resolve issue. Android device manager is a more reliable anti theft option.

Sebastian Schultz

Newest update breaks functionality Read description, old version was great.No longer root options either. So if phone is factory reset this app is useless.

Cole Laidlaw

Has yet to fail I have gotten my phone back about half a dozen times due to this software. Even a good samaritan can't compete with that.

Duke Calix

Please help??? How can i uninstall diss thing.Yes it really protect's your phone from theaf but when I open my phone the textbar doesn't appear.Really like diss app but it is just so anoying to me

G Bromoff

And it's FREE... What's not to like? It makes me feel secure, and still in control if my devices are lost. With little trouble I can start to find my unit(s) & protect my info! Thanks Avast!


Keep it up I never lost my phone but i hope you will help me if i do. And please remove other app ads. If i want i install them.... But i don't!!

Cowidster Wid

Prevent flash? Is this kind of software prevent the thief from flashing the phone with new software, in other word preventing boot to download mode?


Recently started hogging battery Been a fan of it since ages..But facing few issues lately..1st - since connecting to google drive cloud account(& switching back to 'None'), battery drains very quickly..always listed in top 3 battery consumers in phone settings..2nd - sent a LOCATE sms from another phone..d location was sent only to d friend's number. No trace of it on d web app (myavast). 3rd - sms remote control command does not work for LOCATE.. siren, message n lock work fine..also, why is this FEATURE hidden in SETTINGS?

Neal Leger

Great app Have used Avast products for a few years with no issues. Anti virus and Anti theft apps running on current phone.

Christian Dahmen

Would have been nice without the bug... When setting the app up for the fist time you have to give it usage accesses, but when I open the list Avast is not in the. Help?

Alistair Green

Won't work on Lenovo Tab2 10 Won't go through final stage of setup on a Lenovo tab2. Keep changing Android settings, but the app will not recognize the changes

Micheal Brothers

Really gone downhill Ever since they made everything free.. guess you get what you pay for.

Bridie White

Driving me insane have to uninstall Constantly stopping every 10 seconds after the last update. Interfering with using the phone.

Alex Couture

Don't hide the "sms remote control" function in a sub-menu in settings. Give it is own link from the main log-in screen.

Olorunosebi James

So Fantastic Now I got peace of mind. I can find the culprit, or erase my data, and so many more stuffs.

Reynaldo Mescallado

Avast Security & Anti-Theft Great security tools.

Michael Jean

Marvelous It has worked for me greatly. It notices sim changes immediately and can tell current location of the phone through another device and pc ?. Big ups! Avast

Kenny Laird

My phone was stolen and without avast I would have never got it back. Thank you

Yogesh Sehrawat

Unable to use it Avast anti theft app is not showing in the list of apps with usage access, even I have selected to show system apps too, then also it's not in the list, how can I use this app it's useless for me. Tried reinstall, rebooting but still stuck at the same issue

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