Avast Mobile Security: Managing notifications and ads

How to manage notifications and ads in Avast Mobile Security

Avast Mobile Security is a security app for Android designed to secure your device against unwanted phishing, malware, spyware, and malicious viruses such as trojans. The app also provides a range of features to make the use of your device easier and increase your protection level.

To manage Mobile Security and ads, refer to the instructions in the following sections:

How do I manage Mobile Security notifications?

The Notifications section allows you to customize all notifications from Mobile Security to keep you informed and ensure the highest protection level. You can enable and disable any notification by clicking the button next to it. However, we highly recommend keeping all notifications from the Realtime protection section enabled at all times.

Notifications are divided into these sections:

  • Realtime protection
    • Permanent notification: ensures complete protection by preventing Android from stopping Avast Mobile Security processes as Android may disable the apps running only in the background.
    • Clipboard cleaner notification: notifies you if you have content copied to your clipboard and offers you to clear it to prevent privacy leaks.
    • Sensitive app notification: prompts to protect access to the sensitive app with App Locking.
    • App Shield notification: informs you if the app you are installing or updating is safe.
    • Alert me about SPAM calls: informs you when you receive a call from a number that calls you frequently and offers you to block this number with Call Blocker.
    • Scan complete popups: displays a popup to inform you immediately when a scan completes and results are ready to show.
    • Browser history cleaner: offers to clear your browser history to protect your privacy.
  • Performance
    • Charging screen: prompts to turn on charging screen when you plug in a charging cable.
    • Task killing notification: notifies you about apps running in the background and offers to stop them. This feature is disabled if the Battery Saver app is installed on your device.
    • Lower battery warning: informs you when your battery power reaches 30%.
    • Safe Clean: notifies you when more than 50 MB of unnecessary files were found on your device and recommends to clean your device.
  • Wi-Fi networking
    • Unknown network dialog: offers to check security and speed when connecting to an unknown network.
    • Security scan: suggests scanning your network for security threats.
    • Speed test: offers to check your network speed.

How do I enable or disable the Charging screen?

The Charging screen is a feature that displays charging progress and optimizes the performance of your device by stopping all background tasks. When this screen is active, you can check what time your device will finish charging and view the percentage of battery charge.

To enable the Charging screen feature, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the menu icon (three lines) in the top left corner of the Avast Mobile Security screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Charging screen, then tap the slider so that it changes to On.

To disable the Charging screen, follow the above steps and tap the slider so that it changes to Off.

While the Charging screen is active, you can swipe right at the bottom of the screen to exit, or tap the gear icon to access Charging screen settings.

If Avast Battery Saver is installed on your device, you need to manage your charging screen settings in Battery Saver. Otherwise, you can manage this feature in your Mobile Security settings.

How do I disable third party ads in Mobile Security?

If you'd prefer to use Mobile Security without third party ads, we recommend upgrading to the Pro version. To upgrade, go to Settings → Disable ads, select your subscription plan and follow the on-screen instructions.

After upgrading, ads concerning products and services unrelated to Avast will no longer appear in the app. However, we will continue to inform you about other Avast products which are designed to improve the protection and performance of your device.

  • Avast Mobile Security 6.x
  • Android 4.1 (API 16 and higher)

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