Remotely have the phone call you elsewhere, with screen blacked out, so that thieves cannot see the call status and you can listen to the phone's surroundings.
You can change avast! Anti-Theft to a custom name that disguises the app (e.g. call it "Pinocchio game") so that would-be thieves don’t see it.
Activate a loud, customizable siren (e.g. your own siren sound or one from a file), which reverts to maximum volume if thieves try to silence it.
Once enabled, the app icon is hidden in the app tray, making it 'invisible' and thus difficult for thieves to detect.
Remotely locate phone via GPS, WiFi, or mobile network – for maximum accuracy. Can locate either once or continuously.
If stolen, and a different (unauthorized) SIM card is inserted, the phone can lock, activate siren, and send you a notification (to another device) of the phone's new number and geo-location.
Establish a 'white list' of approved SIM cards that can be used in the phone without triggering a theft alert, or easily set only the primary one in the phone as ‘trusted’.
Anti-Theft only runs when it needs to perform tasks, preserving battery life and making it difficult for thieves to shut down.
A setup wizard guides you through the installation process on rooted phones by either writing directly or by generating an update file. No command-line knowledge is necessary.
Remotely trigger a full, permanent wipe of all phone data (e.g. contacts, call log, SMS/MMS, browser history, apps, email accounts), including reliable, physical wipe of memory cards (limited functionality on older versions).
Remotely send a "Lost" command to trigger same actions as SIM card change (e.g. phone lock, siren, or USB lock). "Found" command deactivates "Lost" command.
Query the call log, contacts, and SMS messages remotely (with each forwarded as a separate SMS message, but able to be filtered).
Remotely trigger phone to send an SMS to another phone. That way, if you forget the phone somewhere, you can reply nonetheless to incoming calls or SMS messages.
Reboot the phone by SMS command, which will lock the phone by asking for the SIM card's PIN code. (Works only on rooted phones.)
Phone is able to send low battery notification to a secondary device.
All of the Anti-Theft settings can be changed remotely.
Send a customized message to your phone display (e.g. with a reward for its return), whether it is locked or not.
Enables remote locking of the phone's App Manager and/or settings.
To protect your data, your phone can be locked remotely and unlocked only with your password.
1. On 8 April 2014, Microsoft stops support for Internet Explorer browsers running on Windows XP. This will put your computer and data, such as credit card and online banking details, at greater risk to hackers and malware.
2. Several browser alternatives exist, but we at AVAST use and recommend Chrome, as we find it to be the most-secure option available.