On rooted phones, the component can provide protection against hard resets, a special action that returns the phone to factory settings; can deny access to the phone's settings and program manager; can prevent activating USB debugging, a mode that allows the device to be altered by computer software; can force the data connection to always be on and can enable the GPS module.
A device is locked down automatically when the SIM card is changed or can be locked down via an SMS command. The array of supported commands except phone locking is extensive and includes message forwarding, phone call initiating, starting a siren, getting location information, wiping all data, downloading contacts, rebooting the phone and many others.
Avast Free Mobile Security is one of the most complete Android security products on the market, its feature-set even exceeding that of some commercial products. Its interface is well-designed and intuitive, presenting users with detailed instructions about security risks and available actions.