Smartphone and tablets sales continue on the rise but unfortunately, as the popularity of these devices increases, so does the amount of malware attacks aimed at Android, the prevalent mobile platform in the market. The good news is that a large number of companies want to target this security issue, by offering apps that protect Android devices from malware, as well as theft and loss. After trying the most common Android security applications, we chose the best options available taking into consideration the protection they offer, their features and also if they affect the performance of your device. These are the most secure, complete security apps for Android.
AVG Antivirus Pro
AVG’ mobile security application is the preferred option of millions of users to protect their Android devices. One of their highlights is the anti-theft protection that features the ability to wipe data form your device remotely and lock its functionality. If you need to reset your device, you count with App Backup and App Locker, which will let you keep your apps available and easy to re-install if required.
Lookout Mobile Security
This has become of the most reliable mobile security apps for Android devices. Some may be put off with the $30 you have to pay for one year but Lookout Mobile is well worth the price. They stand out thanks to their ability to identify new malware in order to update their features accordingly, to ensure that your device is protected. They recognize the importance of taking a proactive approach when it comes to security, as malware creators are always coming up with new methods to attack your device.
Avast Mobile Security
Avast has a popular free anti-virus for PCs and they have also created a security app for mobile devices. Their mobile Security application is free and provides a simple user interface and advanced solutions. The high level of protection that Avast offers is supported by features such as Privacy Advisor, SMS and Call forwarding and the option to configure your smartphone to call another number in case it is stolen or you lose it.
Norton Mobile Security
Norton is a well established anti-virus solution for PCs. Their version for Android devices offers an impressive mobile malware detection technology, clever interface and an anti-theft feature that uses the front facing camera.
Kaspersky Mobile Security Pro
They are one of the most well known and reliable names in the industry and it strives to offer a high standard of protection for Android devices against malware, loss and theft. If a factory data reset is to be performed in the smartphone, users will be requested to enter their PIN, for enhanced security.