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Top 10 Best Antivirus Apps for Android Phones

We all face virus issues in our pc and laptops. There are lot of antivirus programs which are available for computers. In our earlier posts we have listed top 10 antivirus programs for computers and also told you about various online virus scanners. Today we would tell you about antivirus apps which are available for android smartphones. Being built on the linux stack, most of the people (including me) believe that android is immune to virus or any other malicious programs that could harm your system. But still there are some virus and malicious apps which can harm your android device. The targets of these programs are usually the SMSs and other applications that require access to certain hardware of the Android device. In such cases an antivirus usually comes in handy and thus relieves you from pressures of protecting your device. Today we would tell you about best antivirus apps for android users. Most of the antivirus apps for android are free. Here are some of the best antivirus programs which are available for the Android users:

1. AVG Anti-Virus App: The AVG antivirus is considered as one of the best antivirus on computer. Some of the best features of this app are:

a. Malware protection
b. Real Time AV protection
c. Backup manager
d. Task manager and killer
e. App locker
f. Device wipe and phone locator

2. Avast! Mobile Security: This is another famous app created by Avast which is one of the leaders in the antivirus industry. This app is much more than an antivirus program and can also perform a number of other tasks such as phone backups, GPS tracking, audio monitoring and much more. Some of the features that are included in this app are:
a. Antivirus and anti-spyware support
b. Privacy reports
c. SMS/Call Filtering
d. Application manager
e. Firewall and web shields

3. Lookout Mobile Security: This is a great app which is capable of scanning multiple software programs at a time and can also be used to schedule scans on weekly or daily basis. The app also has the capability of tracking your phone in case your mobile get lost or stolen. Some of the best features of this app are:

a. GPS Tracking
b. Backup
c. Anti-Trojan and anti-spyware support
d. Find My Phone which will help you in locating your device easily in the nearby surroundings

4. Bit Defender Mobile Security: This app is created by BitDefender which is one of the the leader in the antivirus industry. The app provides a lot of options and customizations according to user needs. Some of the features of this app include:

a. Application Audit
b. Malware Scanner
c. Web Security
d. Anti-Theft
e. Remote Geolocation
f. Remote Device Lock and Wipe

5. Webroot Security & Antivirus: This is another all in one solution which protects your mobile phone or tablet against various kinds of malicious attacks. Some of the features of this app includes:

a. Automatic scanning and real time updates
b. Secure Web Browsing
c. Lost Device Protection
d. Device Scream
e. SIM Card Lock
f. Spam and Virus Blocking
g. App Inspector

6. Norton Security Lite: Norton is a trusted name in the antivirus industry and it has an antivirus app for the android users. The typical features of the app remain the same just like other antivirus apps for android but the main advantage of this app is the anti-theft and anti-loss protection feature . Some of the other features of this app are:

a. Free Antimalware Protection
b. Detects the cyber criminal threats and other relevant stuff
c. Remote Lock
d.Web Protection
e. Calls and Text blocking

7. Quick Heal Mobile Security: This is another product that protects your mobile from viruses and other threats. Here are some of the features of this app:

a. Virus Protection
b. Call and SMS Protection
c. SMS Spam Protection
d. Data Protection and backups
e. Anti-theft protection

8. NetQin Security & Anti-Virus: I have personally tried NetQin Security and I really liked the system optimization feature of the app. Some of the best features of this antivirus are:

a. Privacy Protection
b. Data Protection
c. System Optimization
d. Backup & Restore
e. Locate Your Phone using GPS

9. Kaspersky Mobile Security: Kaspersky is another reputed name in the antivirus industry. This app has a whole lot of tools that aim to protect your android device from variety of attacks and threats. Some of the features of this app include:

a. Anti-theft Protection
b. Call and SMS Filter
c. Privacy Protection
d. Multiple Language Support
e. Real time scanning and download of updates

10. G Data MobileSecurity: This is another popular antivirus that is available for the android platform. The features offered by this app include:

a. Anti-spyware, anti-Trojan and anti-virus support
b. Real time scanning and protection

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Akshay is a Tech Enthusiast who loves to write about Technology and Gadgets. He is very passionate about blogging and has been blogging since 2009. You can follow him on twitter @akshayable.

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