The Best Android Antivirus Apps

If you own a smartphone that holds sensitive data you must safeguard it. Antivirus apps offer protection against hacks, cyber-crimes and other threats that may expose your data to the risk of falling into wrong hands with ill intentions. The best Android antivirus programs have additional features such as a Wi-Fi security scanner as well as a privacy guideline and a password manager. Most of them offer free versions, or a paid tier that includes premium features.

Some of them are freemium. This means that they offer a basic limited version and a more expensive version with extra security features such as a VPN or password manager. It is crucial to choose an antivirus that does not overload your device with unnecessary features, and has a high level of malware detection.

In addition to the built-in security provided by Google Play Protect, which is available on all Android devices, you require an antivirus application to protect your device from infection from other sources and keep your device current with the latest defenses. These applications stop attacks that Google Play Protect does not like attacks that attempt to circumvent Android security controls by using permissions that are stolen.

Avira is a popular, lightweight antivirus that offers solid security against all of the major threats and has a great range of additional features. Its camera trap feature for example, takes the image of anyone who tries to unlock your phone. It sends the picture to you along with the date and time of the attack. Other important features include a safe VPN for browsing as well as a call blocker feature and many more. It’s among the most comprehensive antivirus apps and it has the best rate of malware detection in tests conducted by AV Comparatives.

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