Update Avast! Ransomware Removal for Android

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Nov 5, 2013
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"Earlier this month, the word ramsomware became a hot topic in Android realm when a deadly threat called Simplelocker left various devices malfunctioning. The program, which appeared to be a Trojan, could automatically encrypt photos, videos, documents etc. stored on a device and demand a ransom for them to be decrypted again. Victims of Simplocker, or any such future threats, would be happy to find that they can now recover files without paying cybercriminals thanks to Avast’s latest security tool calledavast! Ransomware Removal on the Google Play Store. The free app will not only remove the ransomware Trojan for you, but also unlock the encrypted files on the infected device.

...Avast’s Ransomware Removal tool is for one-time use only for prevention and more permanent protection against Simplelocker. If your mobile device hasn’t been affected by ransomware, Avast also recommends a free app called ‘Mobile Security & Antivirus’ after the scan test to protect your device from future threats. When you’ve completed the scan test, you will also need to uninstall the app by tapping its button at the bottom."
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