As smartphones get more and more user freindly, the more people are seen using them for a variety of reasons daily. The longer time a person invests into using an android phone, the higher the risk of the phone catching a malicious virus. There are many antivirus softwares available in the market today, however, no software or code can make any phone truly insusceptible to malware.
Having said that, it is always safe to have a good antivirus software installed in your android phone. The developers of these softwares are on the unachievable vision of making android phones immune to viruses. They keep updating and improving their softwares for the increasingly dangerous smartphone network.
Top 10 Antivirus for Android Mobiles
Lets have a look at the best antivirus softwares available for android smartphones today. We’ve picked the best ones for you as there are hundreds of antivirus softwares available in the market.
1.Avast Mobile Security
This one has an amazing anti theft feature which alerts you when someone is trying to steal your phone. It also allows you to wipe your android device through an emailif it ever goes missing. It also lets you add a PIN lock to certain apps of your choosing. other useful features it includes is a call blocker. The app used to be paid but now its free. the only problem this app has that it supports a lot of ads and you would have to extra to remove them.
2. Bitdefender Antivirus Free
Very easy to run, Bitdefender app shuts itself down when not in use therefore not putting any extra stress on the processor and also saving a little extra battery life. The whole layout of the app is very smart. Another advantage of this app is that’s its ready to go as soon as its installed. There is also a snappy privacy advisor tool that advices you on how to run various apps securely.
AVL is a former winner of AV-Test (an independant well established anti virus testing agency). We highly recommend you get this antivirus if youre looking for something that is light on its source hardware and yet provides well-suited protection.
4. Mcafee Security and Power Booster
This app has the ability to scan various in order to check their background information, to see if they leak any sensitive and make sure your privacy is completely within your control. The most breathtaking feature of this app is undoubtedly the ability to take a picture of the thief if you ever report your phone as stolen.
5. Kaspersky Antivirus
This app detects malicious websites instantaneously, it also has a deeper reach in detecting malware than most other apps. Its interface looks neat and friendly. According to AV-Test trials it has a detection rate of 99.99%
6. Sophos Free Anti Virus and Security.
This is an award winning software, although relatively unknown Sophos provide top notch security for you android phone. Unlike other free scanners, Sophos doesn’t contain any adverts. It does, however, block websites with potentially spammy or illegal content. Once you provide the timestamps, Sophos would automatically scan your phone regularly according to those timestamps.
7. Norton Antivirus
Under the supervision of this antivirus you are able to lock your phone via an SMS. Norton is pretty decent when it comes to detecting viruses, they have been in this business for quite some time after all. But despite being in this business for quite some time it does not do the blockage of malicious websites very well.
8. Trend Micro Mobile security
An unusual feature this software provides is that, once you install it also comes with an integrated Facebook scanner. If you excuse its boring interface Trend Micro does a pretty decent job at blocking and eliminating malware.
9.AHn Lab V3 Moblie Security
This antivirus is loaded with lots of great features, in fact it has the most interesting features considering all of them on this list. Firstly it has an amazing built in booster that catalyses your phones performance. Secondly, it has a hidden gallery where you could store your extremely private photos which only you could access later on. Thirdly, you can selectively block unknown and unwanted calls that you anticipate at a given time.
10. Avira Antivirus Security
Probably the most underrated app on this list, Avira’s mobile software can scan and even explain how to run a newly downloaded app on your phone. Besides that it can also scan external storage devices like SD cards and micro SD cards. The app is controlled by a web-based management portal, which is extremely useful if you want to set up a common policy over multiple Android devices. If you are ready to pay a little extra for the premium version Avira provides state of the art, all-around smartphone security.