Deprecated Avira Home Guard for Android and iOS

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Homepage: Avira Home Guard IoT security | Avira Home Guard
Get app: Avira Home Guard - Apps on Google Play

The Avira Home Guard app provides the following capabilities to users:
  • Scanning the home network - automatically discovers the connected network, and then identifies everything on it. This list includes smart devices, Wi-Fi routers, smart TVs, as well as other computers or smartphones in the house.
  • Uncovering vulnerabilities - scans the router for known vulnerabilities such as open ports. Once identified, Home Guard informs and advises the user to immediately close the unwanted ports on the router.
  • Remembering all devices - it remembers all devices that have been connected to the network in the past and automatically looks for new devices.

Avira account is not required.
 

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Argh, installing this was the worst idea I've ever had. I first had to go through at least 4 other Avira product ads (CLICK ME, INSTALL NOW!) and now I have this horrible Avira GUI that can install the whole antivirus suite with one clic. Plus, it created tw2o autoruns to boot with the system.

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I even have now two processes running in the background with this app closed (avira and avira_service)...
 

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Recently tried this on Android, how accurate are the results?
 
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Recently tried this on Android, how accurate are the results?
You don't need any AV on Android.
Also none AV can protect you, because they doesn't have necessary permissions - which itself would a security problem too.

Just care about your system itself, installed apps and permissions.
For maximum security use Pixel phone with GrapheneOS or switch to iPhone
 

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You don't need any AV on Android.
Also none AV can protect you, because they doesn't have necessary permissions - which itself would a security problem too.

Just care about your system itself, installed apps and permissions.
For maximum security use Pixel phone with GrapheneOS or switch to iPhone
It's not an Antivirus...
 
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