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The Best Android Antivirus Apps

By 3.10.2023No Comments

Most people believe that antivirus software is just needed on Windows PCs or laptops. However, it’s necessary on Android phones. Hackers are always finding new ways to attack your phone with malware that can take your identity and cause havoc. They can also transform your phone into an instrument for spying on criminals. While Google Play attempts to filter out virus-ridden apps, plenty slip through the cracks. A reputable antivirus application can scan your entire device and alert you to suspicious sites, texts and Wi-Fi networks. It also has an anti-theft option that allows you to find and erase information from a stolen device.

Bitdefender Mobile Security offers top-notch protection capabilities, scoring full marks in the latest AV Test roundup, and also receiving a high score from AV-Comparatives (the other major independent lab for testing). It’s not just a search for malware, however you also get an App Advisor that warns you about potentially dangerous apps prior to downloading them, and other helpful features like a junk file cleaner as well as a privacy booster that can improve performance and an integrated Wi-Fi scanner to help ensure your data is secure.

AVG’s free Android antivirus is a top-quality product that goes beyond the scan of apps and files. It also comes with many other useful tools, including an anti-theft feature which can identify a device, take a photo of the person who stole it, and remotely erase its data, a junk file cleaning tool, a performance booster and a WiFi scanner that ensures you’re not attacked by your wireless provider or overwhelmed. It’s not the most slick interface however, its antivirus detection scores are top-notch.