The increasing popularity of Android has lead to security threats, malware attacks via third party apps. To secure your Android device here is a list of best Antivirus apps for Android both free and paid apps.
1. AntiVirus FREE: AVG Antivirus is a free antivirus app for Android widely used. Once you download and install the app on your Android you will be required to activate manually to start scan. When you run scan on your device it will scan and search for malware, security threats and will inform you of any possible issues on your device. AVG not only works a an antivirus it also tracks battery, storage and data package usage, lets you to locate lost device using Google Maps and much more.
2. Dr.Web Anti-virus Light: Dr.Web Anti-virus Light is a popular free antivirus for Android from a Russian company having simple and easy to use UI. Once you activate “SpIDer Guard” the app after installation provides real-time protection against threats. App stays as a widget on your device and does not decreases battery life.It can also provide on -demand scans such as quick scan, complete scan or scan of any specific file. One of the drawback of Dr.Web is that it lacks anti-theft feature.
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3. Kaspersky Mobile Security Lite: Kaspersky for desktop security is one of the best, Kaspersky Mobile Security for Android provides real-time protection against virus, spyware and more. The app provides theft protection, cloud enabled protection, call and SMS filtering along with privacy protection. The lite version of the app which is free is limited and provides basic protection. The paid version of the app is worth a download.
4. Lookout Security & Antivirus: Lookout Security & Antivirus is another free Antivirus Android app where basic protection is free but to get complete protection you will be required to Lookout Premium for $2.99/month. To start using the app on Android you will have to sign into lookout.com. Lookout.com has interesting features where you can locate your device even while your device is dying and will make your phone scream to find it even while it is in silent mode.
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