Best Antivirus For Android

Hackers are targeting smartphones and tablets to steal information or harm them. Antivirus software shields devices from malware and corrupted apps. Many of the top antivirus software have additional features that help protect your phone or tablet. Some of these features include the ability to manage passwords, a virtual personal network (VPN) and an app lock which requires a passcode in order to access the apps. Some even have an anti-theft feature to locate your device if it gets lost or stolen.

Some apps are free, while other apps have a premium tier that offers features like the use of a VPN or an identity theft protection service. These premium apps usually cost around $15 to $30 annually Some also offer an annual subscription which gives users unlimited access to their services.

Norton Mobile Security is the most popular antivirus application for android. It has won top scores in independent tests and comes with a host of security features such as an anti-theft function and a powerful malware detection capability, and a low drain on resources. It also detects ransomware and other malware threats which can erase or decrypt your files, and includes an extremely useful feature called Camera Trap, which snaps the image of anyone who attempts to hack into your device.

Kaspersky is another highly-rated alternative. It has almost perfect detection rates for malware, and it has minimal impact on performance. It also comes with a variety of other security options, such as call blocking, Wear OS support, and a Wi-Fi network scanner to prevent devices from connecting to unsafe networks. It might not have the same features as some of the apps in this roundup but it’s free and comes with no advertisements.