There are tons of antivirus and anti-malware apps for android there in Google play, claiming that they’ll keep your android phone clean from threats. But actually choosing the best security app for android is a tough task. As you already know android is a different platform from Windows, it is based on linux, so the malware and virus programs that affect android are defended in a different way. A brand whose product performs well in PC doesn’t means they make good security tool for mobile. Here we’ve compiled a list of top 7 best free antivirus and anti-malware programs that keeps your android phone clean from vulnerable threats make it run smooth.
TrustGo is a 100% free mobile security app for android and it is ranked #1 by AV-TEST. It can scan for your phone or tablet for virus, malware programs, spyware and Trojans and remove them and remove them as soon as they detected. It also includes an anti theft feature “Find My Phone” that gathers remote location and ” Candid camera” which is a kind of hidden cam that takes picture of the thief and sent it to your mail. It also manage data usage, battery consumption, and memory usage of your device. In fact TrustGO is a free app that promises features of a premium app.
Avast! is well known to PC users now, as well as android users. It free here too so clicking the link above will take you to Google Play to download the app. The Avast! can do protection against malware, viruses and spyware (including USSD blocker), it keeps checking each apps what the’re doing and if anything unusual is found it blocks the app from making the phone unstable. A web based phone locating feature is also included in this free security app.
lookout is a free security app for android platform that not only does your phones antivirus protection as well as preventing your devices battery being drains fast and like the previous two, it also equips with a find my droid feature which is aimed at anti-theft protection of your device. by going to lookout.com website the lost device can be located on Google map and it can be made to ring at full volume even if it’s on silent state.
AVG Mobile developed an application that can protect your android device from viruses, trojans and other piece of malware items. It is one of the best security tool that has features like Anti-malware protection, real time virus scanner, task killer, backup tool etc. You can also monitor you battery consumption and locate your lost device on Google maps.
This is also very effective security app for android platform that can be used to protect your costly gadget from viruses, malwares and spywares etc. It also protects your phone from hackers. Other features are speed up your device, backup contacts and find your lost phone. The app manages to take a photo of the person who has your missing phone.
Quick Heal Technologies America Inc has also developed a security program for android platform which they given free of charge. Like the above specified mobile security apps, this one also is full of features including anti-theft protection - SIM Change Notification when enabled sends you the new number to an alternate number provided by you to help finding your stolen phone.
Webroot antivirus is a security app dedicated to protect your tablets and mobile phones running android OS. It automatically blocks harmful content while you browse and prevents phishing. It locks the device if stolen and make thee device alert so you can find it if lost nearby. Also it blocks unwanted calls and spams.