Android is the most popular operating system in the world. This material describes the four best antiviruses for Android.
AhnLab V3 Mobile Security
Antivirus for Android from the South Korean development studio AhnLab is known very little, but nevertheless, the application has a very high level of malware detection and works well even on older devices.
Other convenient features include a hidden gallery for personal photos and quick clearing of the activity history in all applications. The Anti-theft feature includes alarm, remote tracking, blocking and erasing data from the device.
- High malware detection
- Suitable for older devices
- Advanced anti-theft function
- A lot of advertising
The application comes with a free 10-day trial of its paid features, such as a continuous search for vulnerabilities and warnings about the possible transfer of sensitive data to applications.
This app has the highest reputation worldwide. The free mobile version of Kaspersky Antivirus does a good job with malware detection and does not have built-in ads.
- Excellent malware detection
- No ads
- There are very few features in the free version.
The program will also try to block any malicious sites or links before you open them to prevent infection. Another interesting option is support for smartwatches running Android Wear. But almost all the additional features are derived in the paid version.
Bitdefender Antivirus Free
Bitdefender is another big name in the world of information security. His free antivirus program for Android is very lightweight. In fact, it never works in the background, which frees up system resources and saves battery.
But you will definitely need to schedule a scan or run it manually. At the same time, all new applications downloaded to your device are automatically scanned. Another advantage of this application is that it is ready to work immediately after installation – no additional configuration is required.
- Minimal intervention in the system
- Very simple installation
The application is free with ads, but if you need additional security, you can try the free 14-day trial version of another product, namely Bitdefender Mobile Security. It includes both antivirus and firewall for Chrome Chrome, working in real time, as well as the function of protecting your smartphone from theft.
Avast Mobile Security
Antivirus giant Avast put into practice its vast experience and created an application that goes beyond the usual antivirus scanner. Even in the free version, call blocking, a firewall and the Anti-theft feature are additionally available, allowing you to remotely block or completely erase data on your Android device if you have lost it.
Another useful antivirus feature is application blocking. If it is enabled, your device will request a PIN code before opening certain programs. This prevents the automatic launch of applications such as Internet banks, which is often used by cybercriminals.
- Call blocking
- Anti-theft function
The application was paid, but now it is free and supported by advertising. You can buy a monthly or annual subscription to remove ads.