Being an open source code, Android has seen the tremendous amount of growth over the decade of the smartphone era. But the most popular operating system in the world is prone to various malware and viruses. And considering the speed with which Google Play Store is witnessing malware scams, we thought, it is about time that you start taking care of your Android smartphone or tablet by installing the anti-malware or anti/virus apps. We have made out a list of top 5 best security apps that you should be installing on your Android devices.
Avast provides unarguably the best antivirus and anti-theft solution available on the Google Play Store. It has a long list of features available to find and wipe out the security calamities such as virus, spam, malware, etc. The app allows security checks when you install new apps, transfer content to or from memory card, app locking, backup and more. Apart from bringing the antivirus features, the Avast app is also used in filtering the Calls and SMS, Web shield, network meter, app locking, backing up and more this time.
This is one of the most versatile security apps you can get on Android smartphones. This award winning security app developed by Cheetah Mobile boosts a security engine that is powered by the local and cloud engines. CM being a research company produces the most credible reports on the state of the Android platform regarding the scams, malware, viruses, etc. The USP of this app is that it can scan the threats at superfast rate. Moreover, with a one-tap you can also get rid of the virus/malware or any issue scanned.
It is your real time scanner for protection from viruses, malicious applications, and other spyware. The app allows you to review the applications, as well as your files, settings, and many more other contents. You can close the apps that are significantly slowing down your smartphone, this operation can be done from inside the AVG app. Additionally, you can also block your device or delete the information on your data, as well as locate the device via Google Maps.
This is your all round security app that compensates for every privacy feature need on a smartphone. From an antivirus to Finding your lost phone, to managing privacy and filters for calls and messages, this app does it all. You can manage the apps installed on the device right from this app, as well as boost the performance of your phone by releasing the RAM and cleaning the trash. All this features for free of cost, isn’t it quite the app you’re looking for?
This free app will protect your smartphone from the malicious apps, spyware, and Trojans. Before your installation of the new app on your device with Lookout app performing a rapid analysis of that app to ensure that the app won’t contaminate the phone. It will make sure that your laptop isn’t affected either. Moreover, this app can also scan the threats on your SD card, as well as protect your device in case of theft occurrence.