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New Android apps worth downloading: Malwarebyutes Anti-Malware, Favado, Bad Piggies update

by Phil Hornshaw

Amp up your Android device's security with today's first app worth downloading, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The app brings exactly what you'd expect from a piece of malware-fighting software, but does it with a lightweight app that doesn't include any unnecessary functions. Following that is Favado, an app for comparing weekly sales at your local stores to help you get the best deals, and an update to Rovio Mobile's physics-based building title Bad Piggies, which packs 30 new levels for Halloween.

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Free)

Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareWhat’s it about? The popular anti-malware software Malwarebytes has made the jump to Android, and works to keep your device free of malicious programs and apps.

What’s cool? Fight the spread of security compromising malware with Malwarebytes, which works to identify malware programs, whether they come from the Internet or from malicious apps hidden in the Google Play Store. It also works to protect personal data that's saved on your Android device, identifies apps that are tapping into things like your location data, and allows you to control what data you keep private even from legitimate apps. Malwarebytes can also audit your device for potential security gaps and suggest remedies, and detects potentially malicious apps and software before you download them.

Who’s it for? Users looking for additional security for their Android devices that's a little more lightweight than other security apps should check out Malwarebytes.

What’s it like? You might also want to grab Malwarebytes' other app, Malwarebytes Secure Backup.

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Favado (Free)

FavadoWhat’s it about? Use Favado to compare sales data from local stores of the same type in order to find the best deals on tons of different products.

What’s cool? Every week, local grocery stores, drug stores and big box stores all run sales on various items, but unless you diligently check them online or in your Sunday newspaper, you might miss those price reductions. Favado's job is to help you find the best price on whatever it is you're looking to buy, even when you're in a store. It aggregates local sales data in your area and lets you see the price of different items at various locations – so you can see when that TV you wanted is on sale, or make sure you're getting the best price on your groceries. You can also access printable coupons to save even more, and Favado's editors will identify the best sales each week to give you some recommendations.

Who’s it for? If you're looking to save money on items by shopping around, let Favado do the heavy lifting for you.

What’s it like? Get some more online price comparisons with bar code scanners like Amazon Mobile and RedLaser.

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Bad Piggies update (Free)

Bad PiggiesWhat’s it about? From the developer behind Angry Birds, Bad Piggies puts players in control of those evil green pigs, tasking them with building machines to get the pigs where they need to go.

What’s cool? Your mission in Bad Piggies is to build stuff. With a pile of items like wheels, axles, platforms and more, you need to build things like carts and cars to carry your pigs to the end of each level, without them crashing and smashing their rides. Each level provides a different challenge and different tools with which to build your vehicle, including things like soda-powered jets, engines, wings and more. Bad Piggies already packs more than 100 levels, and developer Rovio Mobile has just added 30 Halloween-themed challenges for players to work through as well.

Who’s it for? Fans who like physics-based games with a touch of engineering should check out what Bad Piggies has to offer.

What’s it like? Don't forget to check out Rovio Mobile's other titles, The Amazing Alex and, of course, Angry Birds.