With smartphones increasingly being used for personal, business banking and storing sensitive data It’s crucial that devices are protected against security threats such as mobile malware. There are many security and antivirus software programs that can protect your mobile device.
Bitdefender is a highly rated option for Android, with its ability to scan apps getting full marks in the latest review of AV-Test and AV Comparatives, which states that it protects against 99.9 percent of threats. The program offers a number of other options, including call blocking, anti-theft, and a method to locate your phone remotely.
Trend Micro Mobile Security is another highly evaluated antivirus that is highly rated. It has passed independent testing labs and shields you from 100% of known malware. The program includes several other features, including a privacy scan for Facebook that warns users if their profile settings provide too much information. It also has parental control tools and performance optimization.
Google Play Protect is another option for protection on mobile devices. It analyzes your tablet or smartphone and compares it against the Google Play Store and catches any apps that are hacked or contaminated with malicious software. The free version is able to clean up junk files on older devices and boost performance. A paid version provides more advanced features.
Avast is a very similar program to its rival and comes with a range of features like file and app scanning and a photo vault an app lock, and anti-theft support. The program is available for a no-cost trial period and is then supported by ads, and the premium versions have additional features and do not have ads.