The Best Android Antivirus Apps

Many people view antivirus software as something you only need on Windows laptops and PCs, but you should really have it on your Android phone as well. Hackers are always coming up with new ways to infect your device with malware which can take your identity, cause havoc on your phone, and even turn it into a remote spying tool for criminals. Google Play does its best to get rid of viruses, but a lot of applications still slip through. An antivirus app is also an excellent choice since it will scan your device and alert you to suspicious text messages sites, Wi-Fi networks and websites and also provide an anti-theft function that allows you to track the stolen device and erase the data on it remotely.

Bitdefender Mobile Security offers top-notch protection capabilities, scoring full marks in the latest AV-Test roundup and a top score from AV-Comparatives (the other major independent lab for testing). It’s much more than a malware scanner: it also comes with an App Advisor which warns you about risky applications before you install them.

AVG’s free Android anti-virus is a high-quality product that goes beyond a scan of files and apps. It also includes numerous other useful tools which include an anti-theft function which can locate a device, snap photos of the person who stole it, and remotely wipe its data, a junk file cleaning tool, a performance booster, and a WiFi scanner which ensures that you aren’t attacked by your wireless provider or overwhelmed. It doesn’t have the slickest interface, but it’s efficient and has high antivirus detection scores.

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