Best Security Apps for Android

Our phones have sensitive information on it, so we should have some security software on it. Android is the most used operating system therefore it is necessary to know which security app is best for your Android, as it is often targeted by malware.

In this article we are going to highlight few of the best antivirus tools. Most of these do more than run automatic scans, and they will actively prevent you from malicious web pages being opened or downloaded.

Avast Mobile Security

Avast has created an app which goes above and beyond any regular scanner, with extra feature that include call blocking, firewall, anti-theft feature but it is supported by ads. You can use the free version of this app and a paid version as well. Ads can be blocked in the paid version of the app, and it also lets you control premium feature by in-app locking where your device will ask for PIN code before opening certain apps.

Bitdefender Mobile Security and Antivirus

Bitdefender is the big name in the security world. It is a lightweight app that doesn’t run in the background freeing up the system resources and saving battery life. This also means that you have to scan manually from time to time and set a schedule. All new apps downloaded are scanned automatically. Bitdefender can be downloaded for free. The app includes antivirus as well as real time protection for Google’s Chrome browser, anti-theft feature, and privacy advisor tool. It also includes a security to your smart watch by its Wear On technology notifying you when you leave your phone behind.


AVL for Android

AVL will suit those who are just looking for malware protection only. This app doesn’t have fancy features like anti-theft tool, identity protection, or any other super feature unlike most security apps. The handy features included are a call blocking, anti-phising which stops harmful websites from loading. This app’s overall performance is good and it doesn’t affect the speed or battery life of your device. AVL is designed to be efficient and be fast. This app can be downloaded for free and if you want more than AVL Pro app is available as well.


McAfee Security and Lock

McAfee is a very well-known name in anti-virus community for PC and smartphones. It can be downloaded for free and a premium paid version can be downloaded as well. The features include antivirus scanner, tracking a lost device, broad anti-theft which can take a picture of thief as well. When your device is taken you can lock and wipe your lost device remotely. Another great feature is the ability to scan apps to check if they leak sensitive information and block them if necessary. It can also block access from potential malicious web pages and allows you to block irritant callers. McAfee is supported by ads so in order to be ad-free you can use the premium paid version.

Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus

Kaspersky is another antivirus with a reputation in the security software like Bitdefender. The app can be downloaded for free which includes impressive features like top-notch malware detection, block malicious websites and links before you have opened them. The key feature is the support for Android Wear simplifying security and antivirus management. The premium paid version of this app offers extra features like automatic scan, anti-phishing, call and text filtering and a confidentiality feature plus.

Norton Security and Antivirus

Norton is another big name in the antivirus community for offering tight security for your android phones. The app can be downloaded for free, which detects 100% of Android malware. It can detect viruses inside apps and files which are powered by Norton Mobile Insight and can delete them automatically. It includes other security features which allowlocking your phone via a text message, or if the SIM card is detached, remotely locking your device if it goes missing and have it locked after 10 fail attempts at entering the passcode. For extra features you have to get a premium version which blocks malicious websites making surfing the web safe.

Trend Micro Mobile Security & Antivirus

Trend Micro is a consistent solid choice with approximately 99.9% of malware detection rate. It scans new app for malware, prevents installed apps from accessing other programs. The integrated privacy scanner for Facebook can warn you if profile settings are displaying sensitive personal information. The app can be downloaded for free which includes antivirus scanner and protection, billing security, privacy scanner for Facebook, saves your phones battery life and memory efficient. The premium features includes pre-install scan, malware cleanser, lost device protection, safe surfing and calls filtering and much more. The performance of the app won’t reflect on slowing your phone down or taking away your battery life.

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