Best Antivirus Apps for Android
In the current generation, Android is one of the most famous and widely used Operating System. We all at one point worry about the security of the Android. Due to being widely used, the number of threats surrounding the operating system gets increased as well. Every month, Google releases Android Security Patches which aims to patch the vulnerabilities. However, there are various security applications available on Android which aims to protect your device. This article aims to lists some of those security apps which not only offers antivirus protection but also various other security features.
Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus
Being one of the famous antivirus company out there, Kaspersky’s Mobile Antivirus app offers a number of features in both free and paid version. Antivirus, Call Filter, Internet Browsing Protection, Find my device are some of the features that make this app stand out. User Interface is fairly simple with a dashboard which informs about the status of the phone as well as allowing to scan your device in one click. You can upgrade to Pro version in case you are interested and can use many additional features as well. The app offers a fair number of features in free version itself in case you are looking for a free antivirus app as well. Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus scored 6.0/6.0 in both usability and protection section in AV-Test during January 2019.
Avast Antivirus app is one of the popular mobile security apps for Android. It offers not only antivirus protection but various other features which makes it a great choice. Firewall (requires root), App Lock, Call Blocker, and many more features. It comes with a free and paid subscription. The free version has advertisements which are a downside as per me. Moreover, many features require apps to be separately installed which also might not be a good option for Low Ram Devices. Other than that, Avast Antivirus is a great app. In AV test results during January, it scored 6.0/6.0 in both usability and protection sections.
Malwarebytes Security as the name states focuses on the detection of not only malware but virus as well. Malware bytes also detects ransomware, adware as well. It also offers Browsing Protection as well as Call filter. It offers a both free and paid subscription. The free version is completely advertisement free and will remain so (as stated on its page) which is great. It offers a 30 days trial as well which offers some extra capabilities for built-in features.
Comodo Mobile Security
Offering a fair number of useful features with a simple interface, Comodo Mobile Security is one of the popular security apps among the users. Features like Real-Time Protection (Antivirus), Cloud Scan, Call Blocking, App Lock and more is what makes it an ideal security app. There is just a free version with advertisements which are barely noticeable. Settings have a few numbers of configurations which makes it easier to configure it. If you want a simple app which does the job, I can say it is this.
ESET Mobile Security
ESET Mobile Security with a rating of 4.7 stars in the Play Store comes with a free trial of 1 month out of the box. It offers a simple UI with a number of features like Antivirus, Anti Theft, App Lock and many more. The settings offer a real minimal number of configurations which might feel a bit downside for the advanced users. You can scan the connected networks, do a security audit and much more in the premium version. In case you want to stick with the free version, that’s also great and does the job very well.