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joebones

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Android APK Files
« on: June 29, 2013, 09:34:21 AM »
Hi --

Can the FREE version of Avast! Antivirus (for the PC) scan APK, OBB, and other Android files for AV or Malware?

Please don't respond with credentials or research or links ... or something to let me understand how you know this for sure.

Thank you.
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Re: Android APK Files
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 09:39:24 AM »
Can the FREE version of Avast (for the PC) scan APK, OBB, and other Android files for AV or Malware?

Yes.
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Re: Android APK Files
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2013, 09:44:01 AM »
Thank you for the very quick response! 

Do you work for Avast, or how do you know this for certain?

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Re: Android APK Files
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 09:45:58 AM »
Thank you for the very quick response! 

You're welcome.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast Free AV 23.3.8047.BC [UI.757] - Firefox ESR 102.9 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 102.9.1
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Re: Android APK Files
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2013, 09:47:59 AM »
Cool!

So ... do you work for Avast, or how do you know for certain that it scans APK and other Android files?

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Re: Android APK Files
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2013, 09:52:10 AM »
Android detections/signatures are included in the VPS.
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Re: Android APK Files
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2013, 10:01:13 AM »
 Thank you for your patience in helping me further with this.  :)
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Re: Android APK Files
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2013, 10:04:12 AM »
Or is there a published list of signatures that are checked by the free version of Avast for the PC?

-> http://www.avast.com/virus-update-history
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Re: Android APK Files
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2013, 10:05:58 AM »
Y E S!  ;D

Precisely what I was looking for.  Thanks so much for your patience!

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Re: Android APK Files
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2013, 10:12:24 AM »
You're welcome.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast Free AV 23.3.8047.BC [UI.757] - Firefox ESR 102.9 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 102.9.1
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