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Offline Vlk

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Hi everyone,

As many of you already noticed, our two flagship Android apps, Avast Mobile Security (AMS) and Avast Cleanup, were removed from Google Play since this past Saturday.

This is because they have been (unilaterally) suspended from the store by Google.

The official reason we have been given is that the way we distribute/recommend the apps is not compliant with Google Play's policies.
Since Saturday, we have been working diligently to get the problem resolved. We expect that the apps will return to Google Play in the next few days.

Users who already have the apps installed on their devices shouldn't experience any problems (and the virus definitions continue to be updated even during the time the app is suspended from the store, i.e. you are still protected against the latest threats).

Thanks, and sorry for the inconvenience.
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Is there a way for me to install the products without going through the Google Play Store or,
do I have to wait till the dispute is settled ?

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Is there a way for me to install the products without going through the Google Play Store or,
do I have to wait till the dispute is settled ?
A secure alternative (workaround): http://www.amazon.com/AVAST-Software-avast-Mobile-Security/dp/B006WQLH7G

The official reason we have been given is that the way we distribute/recommend the apps is not compliant with Google Play's policies.
I hope you can disclose more about Google policies and us. What did we do wrong?
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Is there a way for me to install the products without going through the Google Play Store or,
do I have to wait till the dispute is settled ?
A secure alternative (workaround): http://www.amazon.com/AVAST-Software-avast-Mobile-Security/dp/B006WQLH7G
Amazon seems to have version 3. A newer version can be sideloaded here: http://avast-mobile-security.en.uptodown.com/android/download

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Amazon seems to have version 3. A newer version can be sideloaded here: http://avast-mobile-security.en.uptodown.com/android/download

Thanks for this link, it was really easy  to use.  I struggled to load the app from Amazon.com as it didn't like me being in the UK ::)

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I struggled to load the app from Amazon.com as it didn't like me being in the UK ::)
-> http://apps.opera.com/en_us/avast_mobile_security.html
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Deutschsprachiger Bereich -> Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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How can we know that the links/apps that are provided in this forum are secure?

Is it possible to get an APK file from Avast so that we can distributed the apps. trough our App. distribution library (Mobile Iron)?

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How can we know that the links/apps that are provided in this forum are secure?
The Opera link has been provided by one of the devs (a while ago), so it should be secure.
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Deutschsprachiger Bereich -> Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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Thanks Asyn for your answer, but I have placed a request by Sales and asked them if they can provided me the latest APK. Because of security aspects I can't download the app from a different site then the site of de developer (Avast).


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Thanks Asyn for your answer, but I have placed a request by Sales and asked them if they can provided me the latest APK. Because of security aspects I can't download the app from a different site then the site of de developer (Avast).
You're welcome. OK, that's up to you.
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Deutschsprachiger Bereich -> Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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Note: Both Apps are back on GP now. :)
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Deutschsprachiger Bereich -> Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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Hi guys,
thanks all for patience - I can confirm - we are fully back now :).

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Is there any plan for making Avast AV available on GP for the Nvidia Shield Console?

Offline Tereza V.

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Hi greg89, what exactly is not working on your device?

Google Play says the app is supported and enabled on all Nvidia devices it knows:
NVidia SHIELD Tablet– shieldtablet
NVidia Tegra Note– tegranote7c
NVidia Shield– roth
NVidia SHIELD Android TV– foster
NVidia Tegra Note– tegranote

Offline jon.noyers

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Hello Avast Moderator (s):
      I just saw these posts about Avast Mobile Security being removed from Google Play Store. What date was it removed and is it now back on Google Play? My Avast Mobile Security was updated last night without me realizing it. The new version has more features that address some,but not all,  concerns I have about  other Apps Permissons and about security in general (banking, being able to control permissions for individual App, a firewall, etc.). I would not want to keep using it unless it's back on Google Play.