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7 Jul 2017

7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Viruses



1. 360 Security– Antivirus Boosts


This full-featured and free application can do everything you expect of an antivirus Android app. It can clean your device by simply scanning and removing threats.

PROS

Totally free with ad support.
Scans and deletes threats and keeps an eye out for others with features like privacy adviser.
Has functionality to clean devices from old files left behind by apps, corrupted files, and other trash that should be gone.
Built in data monitor for those who need that.


CONS

It lacks some anti-theft features like some of these other apps.


2. Trust Go Antivirus and Mobile Security


This one takes a more simplistic approach as it does not offer too many extended features like other apps.

PROS

Includes your standard antivirus and anti-malware scanning features.
Secure web browsing features are included.
Data backup and device location services are also included.
Candid Camera Thief ID is pretty much what it sounds like. Take a picture of those thieves!

CONS

You may have problems uninstalling this one because of the security features. It’s doable but tedious.

3. AVAST Mobile Security


Avast is a well-known antivirus company for PC and its Android offering is also above average in most areas including it’s pricing.

PROS

It does everything an antivirus should do
It puts the pricing information in the Google Play Store description.
It has features for root users including firewall services.

CONS

Probably won’t work well on older or low spec devices.

4. AVG Antivirus Security


The AVG Antivirus app comes in two types: that is free and Pro. The free version has a fairly basic set of features while the paid version has most of the extended features.

PROS

The free version comes with the basics like antivirus, anti-phishing, and anti-malware.
With over 100 million installs and a 4.4 rating, sometimes, you can trust the public on what apps are good.
The paid version comes with a host of unique and advanced features like app backup, app locks and SIM locking.
Anti-theft features are in both free and paid versions.
Several other features.

CONS

Most secure browsing features are locked to the home Android browser that most people don’t use.
It is quite complex to operate.

5. Bitdefender Antivirus (Free)


PROS

Very simple! Just install, run the scan, remove the crap, and the app sits and waits for more threats.
Antivirus, anti-malware and anti-phishing.
Very light so it’s great for older devices and that also means a shorter permissions list.
Free.

CONS

If you need more features and more protection, look elsewhere.

6. CM Security


CM Security is a newer Android antivirus app. It has a lot of features and they are generally ones you’d have to pay for in other apps.

PROS

Antivirus, anti-malware, and safe browsing features baked in.
Anti-theft functionality includes Google Maps integration, picture taking support, and scream mode.
Currently boasts a 100% detection rate.
Light on system resources makes it good for older devices.

CONS

Non that we know of.

7. Dr WEB AntiVirus


It is one of the more expensive options on this list, but Dr Web antivirus does not operate on a subscription service, so that’s a big plus over the long haul. With the free version, you get basic antivirus and anti-malware protection along with basic device protection.

PROS

Free version includes antivirus, anti-malware, and device protection including a service that lets you know when something is accessing your device storage.
Paid version includes anti-theft, anti-spam and cloud checker services.
Low system specification requirement makes it good for older devices.

CONS

For $75, it’s too expensive even if it is for a lifetime license.
If you’re looking for more features, prepare to pay for them.


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