Avast Wi-Fi Finder Is for Android Users Who Need a Fast, Free and Secure Internet Connection
Article by George Norman
On 04 Jan 2016
Security company Avast has a new mobile app to offer: Wi-Fi Finder for Android, a free app that will help you find and connect to WiFi hotspots. Not just any hotspots, mind you. With Avast Wi-Fi Finder you’ll get to connect to fast, reliable and secure WiFi hotspots.

Keep reading find out what Avast Wi-Fi Finder has to offer and to learn why you need such an app in your life.


Don’t waste your mobile data plan, use WiFi instead

Your Android can connect to the web using one of two options: your mobile data plan or a WiFi connection. Most people, myself included, prefer to use WiFi, for two main reasons: first up, WiFi is faster; and second up, you don’t have to worry that you’ll use too much of your data plan.

No matter how generous your mobile data plan is, you’re sure to run out if you overuse it. So if you don’t want to waste your data plan, you’re better off connecting to a WiFi hotspot.

The problem with free WiFi is...

When you’re at home, you can connect to your home network. When you’re at the office, you can connect to the company network. When you’re out or when you’re traveling, you have no choice but to connect to a free WiFi hotspot.

“The problem with free Wi-Fi hotspots is they can’t be trusted to be safe and keep your data secure” explained Avast’s Deborah Salmi. “Cybercrooks can eavesdrop on your conversations and even break in to steal personal information.”

If you’re going to use a WiFi connection to go online, it’s best to use a secure WiFi connection. This is where Avast’s new Android app comes in. Avast Wi-Fi Finder helps you locate and connect to fast, free and secure WiFi hotspots.

Avast Wi-Fi Finder – Main Features

  • WiFi hotspots list and map – available WiFi hotspots near your location are presented as a list and they’re also presented on a map.

Open the map and pick a hotspot to see how far away it is and to get directions to it.

  • Security and speed rating – Avast Wi-Fi Finder puts WiFi hotspots to the test, giving them a security and speed rating.

If a network hasn’t been tested yet, you can “blaze the way for others” and be the first to test it. Put your own network to the test, check out a network’s rating before you connect to it.

  • Share with others – as you can see above, Avast Wi-Fi Finder invites you to share the WiFi connection with others. At launch, there were some 800,000 networks in the app’s database. By sharing your connection, you help that database grow bigger and better.
  • Settings – automatically connect to available networks, get a notification when a network is in range, and more.

  • Get more Avast apps – the two main apps that Avast Wi-Fi Finder promotes are Avast SecureLine VPN and Avast Web Shield.
SecureLine VPN protects your privacy by encrypting your connection, making you invisible to hackers. Web Shield protects against malicious websites that want to steal your private details.

Avast Wi-Fi Finder promotes a few other apps. Tap the Avast logo to bring up some more of Avast’s Android apps, including Avast Battery Saver and Avast Cleanup.

Go get Avast Wi-Fi Finder from Google Play.
Learn more about this app here.

Tags: Avast, security, Avast Wi-Fi Finder, Google, Android, app, WiFi
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