Android OS has the largest user base in the world of smartphones. This makes android the favorite choice for Hackers. And considering the frequency that how much malware scams are being reported these days in the Google play store, you should always try your best to protect your android devices data form any kind of Activity like hacking.
One can find hundreds of antivirus apps on the play store, which makes it’s pretty hard to choose best one. So, in this list we are filtering 5 awesome android security apps that you may not find (or may have missed) in the ocean of Google play store. Here we are taking a look at the top 5 apps from a consumer point of view (how you will think about it).
Update: We recently wrote a new article on this topic. Check Out 7 Best Lightweight Android Antivirus Apps for 2016.
Top 5 Android Security and Antivirus Apps
1. Trust Go Antivirus & Mobile Security
Trust go is a great free antivirus for the protection of your android device. Trust go runs smoothly and don’t effect your mobiles battery life at all. It will scan and find all the threats effectively. Here are some of the tools that this antivirus has – Security scanner (the awesome virus scanner of trust go), secure app search (search from the list of safe apps that you should install on your android), Secure Web Browsing, Data Backup, Privacy Guard and many more.
Also Read: Most Useful Android Apps of All Time.
2. Avast! Mobile Security
Avast is a well-known name in the security world. Some of you are maybe already using this brands Antivirus for your PC, and now you should also try it out for your android devices too. Avast mobile security has many tools that will ensure your android devices security like – Virus scanner, virus remover, network meter, app manager and firewall for surfing the web safely. And more than anything this is completely free. You can download Avast from the link below.
Must Read: Top 5 Free Recharge Apps for Android.
3. Bitdefender Mobile Security
Bitdefender is well recognized among Computer users. There are many version of Bitdefender Antivirus but I’m sure that most of you are going to use the free version. The free version is pretty good and it will give you all the necessary protection that you will need. It is very light (that means it will save lot of your SD card storage) and it also supports many old android versions too. Here are some of the tools that this antivirus has – Anti-Virus scanner, Anti-Malware, Anti-Phishing and many more. This tools will take care of your mobiles security. Try it by downloading from the link below.
4. Kaspersky Internet Security
I have used the free version of this app on my own phone. Although their is a premium (paid version) available as well, But, the free version has all the basic features that you need. Here are some of the tools that this antivirus has – Anti-malware Protection, Web Protection, Anti-Theft Protection, Privacy Protection, Call & Text Filter and many more. Overall this is a good antivirus to choose for your android. Though its features because of this app is little heavy, so I’m listing this app on the 4th position. You may face problems when trying to install his on old phones. You can download it from the link mentioned below.
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5. AVG Antivirus Security
AVG Antivirus comes with two versions one is free and another is the paid version. The free version has all the basic features which any Android Antivirus App must have. Just like last antivirus in the list , it has also both free and paid versions , but for most of you free version will be more than enough. AVG antivirus is published by AVG Company which is making Antivirus, anti-malware, Anti-phishing software for computer for years now. Some of the tools that this antivirus has – Anti-Virus scanner, Anti- theft features and many more. So I think that it would be a great choose for your android device.
Antivirus Apps Must Have Features
let’s look at some of the basic Features that i think every Security app should have –
- Malware Scanner – this features helps you to protect your device against Malware programs.
- Application Audit – This feature will alert you if any application is trying to be installed without your permission.
- Web Security – the app should give you real time protection when browsing the web from your device.
- Anti-theft – this is an awesome features that will help you a lot in case you lost your phone.
I hope you like this list and find it useful. Let me know if you are currently using any better app for your android. Share your opinion about Best Android Antivirus Apps (the topic) on the comment section below. Moreover, make sure you share the article with all your friends and family who use android.