5 Best Free Antivirus And Anti-Theft Apps For Android

Privacy is always a major issue be it on any platform. With the evolution of Android as a very popular platform for phones, come various kinds of malware, scams, thefts, hacks, etc. Smartphones being a center of your personal data are the best targets for these malicious programs.

However, Google Play Store has some effective apps that can detect malware and help protect your phone. These apps also safeguard privacy and secure our phone. However, note that nothing in this world is entirely secure. These apps are no exception. They will provide you the best security possible of course but there is no guarantee that your phone won’t at all get a virus attack. Here is a list of some of the best Android apps that aim at anti-theft and security:

AVG Antivirus

This is a simply designed app that is deadly as an antivirus and anti-malware app. It can keep the phone’s data secured and will automatically hide itself so as to avoid detection from other applications. You can also track down your phone’s location via the Google Maps.

Lookout Security and Antivirus

This is one of the most acclaimed names when it comes to Android security. This contains a plethora of features – Antivirus and Malware Scanner, Anti-theft and Backup and Restore. The free trial includes:

  • Security: Antivirus that blocks malware, spyware and Trojans; scanning each app that is downloaded; daily or weekly antivirus scan; file system monitoring that scans new files in the SD card.
  • Find my phone: Locating lost or stolen phone on a Google Map; activating loud alarms even when phone is on silent; login to mylookout.com to locate phone via any web browser.
  • Backup and Restore: Securely backup your contacts to mylookout.com; restoring them to an existing mobile device.
  • The premium features include safe browsing, remote lock and wipe, privacy advisor, advanced backup, etc.

Avast! Mobile Security

This app is the all-round security app for any Android device. However, unlike the Lookout Security and Antivirus it doesn’t differentiate between a free and a pro user. If your device is rooted, the app brings in a set of new and creative features. The features are almost similar to that of Lookout, but those facilities that make it stand out are Firewall, Anti-Theft and Stealth Mode and Remote Control. Firewall works on rooted phones only and serves as a gatekeeper for network traffic. Anti-Theft is a hidden component that gives you remote control via SMS.

Norton Antivirus and Security

Though the above apps cover almost every aspect, Norton is known worldwide for its security features. It has developed an app for Android devices. It provides the usual features such as Antivirus and Malware protection, Anti-Theft, Web –Protection and Remote Lock and is at-par with the above apps.

NQ Mobile Security and Antivirus

This is an interesting app as it not only is an ordinary virus scanner but also a baseline of defense against malware and intrusions. Moreover, it also lets you manage your apps, optimize your phone so as to run efficiently, manage network, backup and restore and monitors privacy protection.

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