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Best antiviruses for Android

The danger of picking up a virus on a mobile device is growing every year. Antivirus will help protect it from this and many other problems. Read about the best on Android below.

Many still cannot understand what exactly viruses do. In fact, everything is very simple - they are trying to steal money or any personal information of the user. After all, the creators of malicious programs need to earn money, which is why they are engaged in this business. On the Android operating system, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of viruses. They try to quietly send SMS to a short number belonging to the attacker. And then you face the leak of your funds. An unpleasant situation that antivirus for Android can solve. It is about them that will be discussed in this collection.

Another question is whether an antivirus is needed on a smartphone. If you regularly download games and programs from third-party resources, surf or use public Wi-Fi networks, then the answer is strictly positive! Protection will not hurt even if you try to use only the Google Play Market to download applications - malicious programs also manage to slip into it. It should be understood that modern antiviruses have a whole list of useful functions, however, most of them will become available only after a paid subscription.


Dr.Web Security Space

This is a solid and, importantly, free antivirus for Android. Previously, he only knew how to monitor installed applications, looking for malicious programs that could send SMS or call to paid numbers without the user's knowledge. But now Dr.Web Security Space is a full-fledged harvester that provides the Anti-Theft and Anti-Spam functions. It also has a URL filter and a firewall.

We can say that this application is comparable in its capabilities with “real” antiviruses designed for desktop operating systems. However, the interface here is noticeably simpler, so even a novice user will not be able to get lost in the settings. We do not undertake to say that this is the best antivirus. But he is among the best for sure!

McAfee Mobile Security

If you feel that you do not need too much functionality from the application, then we suggest downloading the antivirus on Android from the creators of McAfee. Their mobile variation of this program will allow you to track and delete data from your smartphone if it was stolen. The utility also protects the user from web threats by scanning incoming traffic. And, of course, the program is endowed with a good anti-virus function - if any third-party application tries to harm the operating system or your balance, then its activity will be immediately blocked.

Owners of computers do not like McAfee antivirus for its primitiveness. But in the case of the mobile operating system, simplicity is only beneficial. However, it cannot be said that this application does not know anything at all. Some of its functions are described above, and that's not all! It also supports backup and Wi-Fi protection.

Trend Micro Dr. Safety

According to research, Trend Micro Dr. Safety has a high level of detection of various threats. At the same time, it offers comprehensive protection. In particular, the application will help you find a stolen smartphone, as well as increase privacy on social networks .

This utility in real time monitors the status of the Android operating system. If any application tries to get the user's personal data or perform another malicious action, then it is immediately blocked. Also Trend Micro Dr. Safety has the functions “Parental Controls” and “Safe Internet”, which are also not superfluous.

360 Security

This antivirus from Chinese developers is distributed, like most of its competitors, for free. It is able to work on all versions of the Android operating system, starting with obsolete 2.2. In fact, this application uses two engines at once - QVS and 360 Cloud. It can be used not only to provide protection, but also to clean Android. In this regard, after installing 360 Security, you can forget about any memory optimizers and other utilities - all the necessary functions can be found in the antivirus.

Comparison of 360 Security and other antiviruses ends with a choice in favor of the Chinese application. Experts like the presence of additional functionality, thanks to which the smartphone can get rid of other programs that slow down its work. And the protection method itself is implemented in the best way. Like its competitors, 360 Security protects against malicious links, malicious applications and even helps to find the phone in case of loss or theft.

Kaspersky Internet Security

A brand known not only to Russians, but also to residents of all other countries. It just so happened that this particular team works better in the antivirus software market than the rest. Its mobile Kaspersky Internet Security has only one drawback. Free advanced functionality can be used only for 30 days, then subscription is required.

This application can do everything that its competitors are capable of. Just practice shows that Kaspersky Internet Security copes with its main task more successfully. This should not be surprising, because Russian developers have at their disposal a huge database of viruses, including mobile ones.

It should also be noted that this program has the least effect on the operation of the device. The developers managed to achieve minimal energy and resource consumption.

Clean Master - Antivirus Cleanup Cache and Junk

Clean Master is a well-known application for cleaning the device from debris. More than 44 million downloads and a rating of 4.7 on Google Play can talk about the quality of the application. For some time now, the program has received additional functionality in the form of an antivirus. It is quite simple - clicking on the icon of the same name starts scanning the device and offers a solution to the problems found. The device can not only detect viruses, but also allows you to hide the IP number or configure an encrypted folder for confidential information. These features will become available upon subscription. In addition, the premium version removes all advertising, and here it is a bit too much.

Why you should install Clean Master - this is a universal application for cleaning memory, virus scanning, improving battery performance and cooling the device. It has a nice interface, simple operation, and a huge number of users say that Clean Master is really a working tool.

AVG Antivirus free 2019 - Protection for Android

AVG antivirus known to PC owners found its user on Android as well. The application has been downloaded by 6 million people and for the most part they are all satisfied. The program can search for viruses, cleans memory from unnecessary files, improves battery performance, blocks the application using a PIN code, allows you to create encrypted folders for storing photos, scans wireless networks in real time for threats, and also allows you to find a stolen smartphone by indicating it position on google maps.

Using AVG, you can see what permissions the software installed on the smartphone has and, if necessary, disable some of them. The application has ads and a paid subscription. Some options will open only after payment. But if the main task is to clean the device from viruses, then the free version is quite enough. Separately, you can put additional products from AVG - anti-theft (with the ability to block the device, remotely view photos from the camera and track the smartphone) and VPN.

Avast antivirus free protection 2019

Another once-used computer antivirus has almost 6 million users on Android. The application has an anti-virus kernel with constant updating of databases, which provides high-quality and reliable protection. In addition, Avast scans Wi-Fi networks for their security, allows you to analyze the operation of applications and block them from unauthorized access. The program makes it possible to create a folder with a password for storing photos and videos, it can improve the autonomy of the smartphone by optimizing the battery consumption of third-party applications. The antivirus has an anti-theft function, call blocking, and RAM acceleration. For a fee, you can connect a VPN.

Avast has ads, but it does not interfere much with life, as it does not pop up on the entire screen at the wrong time. Users can be annoyed immediately after installation by frequent requests for permission to get access to different smartphone nodes - GPS, memory, address book, but thanks to this, you can understand exactly what the application does and, if necessary, block some functions.

Norton Mobile Security and Antivirus

Norton Antivirus cannot boast of a huge number of users, but at one time on the PC it earned positive feedback for its ease of use, reliability and low load on the system. Unlike many other antiviruses, the program in its free version does not offer much, but this is enough - virus scanning, real-time notification of unsafe sites and scanning Wi-Fi. Norton is great for older smartphones with poor specs.

In the paid version (the month is free), the application will understand if the user’s actions are monitored in a public wireless network, protect the gadget from ransomware, allow you to delete information if the device is stolen or lost, and also analyzes the operation of installed software and tells you which software has too much permissions or loads the system. Norton can block calls and allows you to back up contacts in your own cloud. For full use, it is recommended to create a personal account and log in to your account at startup.

Mobile Security Antivirus

ESET Developer: ESET
Free Price: Free

The ESET team is known in Russia for its anti-virus solutions for PCs. The developer has an application for Android. The free version includes memory scanning for viruses and phishing protection. ESET’s Mobile Security has an event log, so users can see the result of its work.

You can expand the functionality by connecting the paid version (there is a month of a trial period for free). It allows you to track a lost device, see photos taken on the front camera by the application after trying to turn on the stolen device. You can also lock any programs and files with a password or a fingerprint, check if the installed programs have permissions, and also set the schedule of checks by time or when connected to a charger .