“Last Wednesday, March 4, an expert from Google, Tavis Ormandy, informed us of a vulnerability affecting one of our emulators. The vulnerability could potentially be used for remote code execution. On March 9, he released a tool that greatly simplified vulnerability analysis in the emulator.
We fixed the [problem] by disabling the emulator to provide hundreds of millions of our users with protection against any attacks. This will not affect the functionality of our product, based on several security levels, ”Avast developers commented on ZDNet .