Hackers are targeting Android users in large numbers, thanks to the rise of ransomware attacks and crypto-mining. Millions of dollars have been stolen and identities stolen, as well computing power has been given to cybercriminals over the last few years alone. A quality antivirus program for Android can shield you from all kinds of threats. Find an application that is easy to set up, easy to use and includes additional features like tools for optimization of your system including anti-theft security, parental controls.
Avast Mobile Security has a high-profile reputation in the world of security on the Internet. Its Android version has a full suite of protection with a free version and affordable subscription plans that offer complete protection for your mobile device/s, PC and laptop/tablet/computer. Its malware detection is top notch with a minimum impact on performance. It comes with a call-blocker, VPN and junk cleaner. It also has an image vault WiFi network security, RAM booster, anti-theft and web security.
Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus offers absolute protection at a reasonable price. Its malware detection is superb with minimal impact on battery life. Additionally, it also comes with an ability to block calls, Wear OS support and other extras. The only downside is it’s not as user-friendly of its competitors. Additionally, it does not provide scanguard for mac a money back guarantee.
AhnLab from South Korea is another strong choice, with a near-perfect score in my lab tests and tests that I conducted myself but a somewhat less intuitive interface for the app. It’s not as active on social media or forums like some of the other apps on this list. According to AV Test and AV Comparatives, it has high detection rates for Android malware.