The Best Android Antivirus Apps

Many people view antivirus software as something that they only need on Windows laptops and PCs, but you should really have it on your Android phone as well. Hackers are constantly finding new ways to infect your phone with malware that can take your identity and cause havoc. They could also turn your phone into an effective spying device for criminals. Google Play is doing its best to get rid of malware-ridden apps, but some still slip through. An antivirus program that is reliable can scan all your devices and alert you to suspicious websites, text messages and Wi-Fi networks. It also comes with an anti-theft feature that lets you to track down and erase the data of a stolen phone.

Bitdefender Mobile Security offers top-notch security capabilities, scoring top marks in the latest AV Test roundup and receiving a high score from AV-Comparatives (the other major independent test lab). It’s much more than a malware scanner: it also includes an App Advisor, which warns you about potential dangers of applications before you install them.

AVG’s free Android antivirus is a high-quality product which goes beyond the routine scanning of files and apps with a plethora of useful tools, such as an anti-theft tool that can monitor your device, take the secret photograph of someone who has stolen it and remotely wipe out its data and also a junk-file cleaner, a performance boost, and a Wi-Fi scanner to ensure that you’re not being hacked, or overloaded by your wireless provider. It’s not the smoothest interface, but its virus detection scores are impressive.

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