Best Antivirus For Android

Hackers are targeting tablets and smartphones to steal data or damage them. Antivirus software guards your device from malware and corrupted programs. A lot of top antivirus programs provide extra features to help you ensure that your tablet or phone is safe. Some of these features include a password management system as well as a virtual personal network (VPN) and an app lock that requires a password to access the apps. Certain devices come with an ability to locate your device in the event that it is stolen or lost.

Some apps are totally free, while other apps have a premium tier that offers features such as the use of a VPN or an identity theft protection service. These premium apps generally cost between $15 and $30 per year and some even have an annual subscription which gives unlimited access to their services.

Norton Mobile Security is the most popular antivirus app for android. It has earned the top marks in independent tests and comes with a wide array of security features that include an anti-theft feature, excellent malware detection abilities and a low resource drain. It can also identify ransomware, other malware threats, and wipe or secure files. An important feature is Camera Trap snaps a picture of anyone trying to hack into your phone.

Kaspersky is another option that is highly rated. It is almost perfect in its detection of malware and has a low impact to performance. It comes with a range of other security options such as call filtering and Wear OS support. A Wi-Fi network scan is also available to prevent devices from connecting to unsecured networks. It’s not as fully featured as some of the other apps listed in this roundup, but there are no ads in the free version and it’s not a lot of prompting to upgrade to its premium version.