Security Apps For Android
If you’re not running some kind of anti-malware app on your Android smartphone or tablet, then you’re putting yourself at risk of infection from corrupted apps and other kinds of malware.
The good news is that your options are far from limited. The best mobile antivirus apps offer not only top-notch malware detection and prevention, but also a range of privacy and anti-theft features. These include the ability to back up your contacts and other data, track your phone or tablet using its internal GPS chip, snap a picture of a phone thief with the device’s camera, and even use your Android Wear smartwatch to locate your phone.
This product’s anti-malware protection is nearly perfect, but it was the breadth and scope of the extra features in Avast! Mobile Security & Antivirus that blew us away. The app’s free version alone is as comprehensive as some other security apps’ paid versions, and Avast’s premium version includes everything from a privacy adviser to a customizable blacklist, and even has options for rooted phones. The app almost does too much, but the well-organized interface and support keep it user-friendly. Overall, Avast! Mobile Security & Antivirus is our favourite Android security app.
AVG is famed for its free Windows antivirus software, and the company’s Android app is similarly easy to use, with excellent anti-theft and privacy-protection features. Yet AVG AntiVirus Pro’s malware-detection rate was far behind other security apps we evaluated, and it slowed down our test smartphone the most. The app’s feature set is boosted by supplementary Android-maintenance apps from AVG that integrate smoothly into the interface, but if malware protection is what you need, it might be best to look elsewhere.
A well-known name in PC anti-virus software, McAfee impressed us with its wide range of features, which balance functionality with ease of use. We especially liked this product’s anti-theft and privacy-protection features, not to mention its intuitive interface, which is full of helpful notes and keeps complex features simple and understandable.
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by techtalks @TechTalks March 22, 2016 4:01 AM UTC