Phone lagging and hanging up? Restarting on its own? Phone working at snail pace?
If your android device has any of these problems, its likely that you’re thinking of changing your phone. Well, you shouldn’t think like that just yet. The problems you are having are likely caused by virus and unnecessary files in your phone which are affecting its performance. Changing your phone won’t be a sustainable solution.
So, what’s the solution to this?
Get an antivirus software on your android phone ASAP!
But how to pick an antivirus software from the many available options? Fear not. We have compiled a list of the best antivirus software for android devices
Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus
One of the finest antivirus application currently available on PlayStore, Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus provides remarkable security to your mobile phone. The app secures your device against virus attacks, malware and ransomware threats, prevents files from being corrupted, scans and maintains applications and blocks your device access to harmful websites. Additionally, anti-theft protection helps in detecting a lost phone and gives user the ability to remotely block the access to their phone.
Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus comes in two formats: a free downloadable version with in-app purchase options and a paid version. The free version provides the basic features of mobile protection which includes app scanning and malware and virus detection. With the paid version, users get access to premium features like real-time protection, anti-theft, anti-phishing and app locking. Users can avail the premium features during the free trial of 30 days before they have to subscribe.
That’s not all. Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus has a 99.9% malware detection rate, according to AV-Test. This implies that almost every malware that could potentially harm your device can be filtered and removed using Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus.
Norton Security & Antivirus
Norton Security and Antivirus comes with real-time protection for your android smartphone and helps you protect your personal and financial information, stored on your mobile. Aside from detecting and removing malware and viruses, Norton Security & Antivirus can track a lost/stolen device, remotely lock it in case of unauthorised access and block unwanted calls and messages.
One of the most reliable antivirus makers in the market, Norton’s phone antivirus application provides all-round protection to your device with its standard antivirus application and its add-on applications like app locker and password manager. Both of these applications are available for free.
AVG AntiVirus Free
The AVG antivirus software is a hallmark of android applications all over the globe. After all, it was the first antivirus app to cross 100 million downloads back in 2013. With this application, users get all-round protection from unsafe applications and updates, access to harmful websites and resources and safety from virus, malware, spyware and ransomware. The app performs regular scans that checks and keeps the system clean.
Some of its best features include periodic scans, Wi-Fi security, junk cleaner, ram booster, call blocker, power saver, etc. Its premium features like app lock, device lock and such, are available for 14 days for free, post which users have to pay to use those services.
One of the disadvantages of this otherwise great antivirus software is the sheer volume of advertisements that are displayed. It’s hard to get past 2 screens without an ad popping up and it can sour the user experience.
Avast Mobile Security
Android users looking for a robust antivirus solution should seriously consider using Avast Mobile Security. It’s the big daddy of all antivirus software out there, which provides protection against viruses, dangerous apps, infections, trojan and spyware.
Unlike other free antivirus solutions, its free version comes with a lot of goodies like call blocker, anti-theft, power saver, RAM booster, junk cleaner, firewall for a rooted android device, web shield, wi-fi scanner and a photo vault to secure user’s private photos with a pin code. Considering all the free stuff one gets with this tool, its hard not to place it in the pinnacle of all android antivirus software.
Sophos Mobile Security
Sophos Mobile Security is a full-featured antivirus for mobile phones that not only provides the usual fare offer by other solutions (malware protection, scans etc) but also with loss and theft protection, web filtering, app locker, a security adviser feature that gives users useful advice on how to improve their device security, call blocker, authenticator etc.
The former winner of the AV-TEST award, Sophos Mobile Security is also advertisements free so no more pesky annoyance when you use the application on your android device. Pretty sweet, eh?
Those were our list of the five best antivirus software that you should have on your android device for 2018. If we missed out an important one or if you want to add something more, don’t be a stranger and write your thoughts down below.