Top 5 Antivirus Apps for Android

Android phones have the most hold over international smartphone markets. About 51% of the population of smartphone users has an Android. The Android App Market is the richest market there is when it comes to giving out the best array and variety of apps. But unfortunately, there is a dark side which accompanies this amazing app planet: Android spy apps. The Android platform entertains third party apps and thus allows its users to gain access to them. It is an amazing opportunity from one angle but from the other it is nothing but at best a Pandora’s Box.

Android anti-virus

Apparently, too many of us are willing to take the chance and deal with the calamities that may fall on us afterwards, that is, the key word being afterwards. So that entails that we should have good anti-virus apps to fight off the long line of malware and spyware that is in a rush to take over our Android. But settling with just about any antivirus won’t do; getting a completely capable Antivirus is more than necessary. So to help you out, here are the top 5 Antivirus apps for Android that you should be looking into.

1.  LookOut Mobile Security and Antivirus. LookOut has made enough headlines for just about every dumdum with an Android to know how good it is when it comes to fighting off the villains in the spyware world. Currently LookOut boasts over 300,000 downloads at the Android App Market. Its features that rank it as one of the best, if not best, include full security against malware, Trojans, cell phone monitoring apps, etc., phone location via Google Map and backup.

2.Dr.Web Antivirus Lite. This is the leading Russian antivirus vendor’s version for mobile and Android. The ratings on the Android Market are excellent and just slightly behind those of LookOut at 4.6 out of 5. Its best features include the fact that it has its own algorithm designed to uncover the sources of malware for Android (Origins Tracing) hence doubling security standards. Furthermore, it does not affect OS performance nor does it reduce battery life.

3. Avast Mobile Security. Avast has been giving good reviews for awhile now and its Android Market rating is still going strong with a 4.7 out of 5. So it goes without saying that it is a top rated app. The features which make it stand out amongst the rest include its Anti-theft features such as SMS history wipe, automatic phone lock, siren alert as well as GPS tracking. Other than that, it includes phone protection via Firewall, infected URL alerts and multiple automatic virus scans.

4. AVG Mobile Antivirus. One of the best free antivirus software for the PC, AVG is also a major hit when it comes to mobile, and in this case, Android smartphones. The best feature of the app is that it automatically detects harmful apps as well as text messages without having to wait for the user to run a scan. It has almost all the features that can be found in LookOut and Avast such as location tracking via Google Maps as well as ‘Lock and Wipe’ and task manager though its efficiency may be less than the first two.

5.  Norton Antivirus. Norton is a popular antivirus amongst the Android user’s community and is good for protecting against loss and theft as well as malware. The software comes fully equipped with remote features too so users can avail remote lock and wipe phones. Further security is given so that if a SIM card is removed, the phone can go onto auto-lock and hence block the thief/hacker out. It has amazing features for the physical protection of your Android.

About The Author

Jane Andrew is a writer and tech enthusiast, she mainly writes on topics related to cellphones, computers, monitoring software, keylogger and has an interest in many other arenas. If you want to know more about cell phones and computer security please follow her: @janeandrew01..

Top 5 Antivirus Apps for Android
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