Browsing the internet can be dangerous regardless of the platform you’re using. Just because you’re using a smartphone instead of your desktop computer doesn’t mean that you’re any safer from a malicious attack. Many believe that they are quite safe but that’s not really the case as there is always a possibility for getting targeted, especially when visiting shady websites that don’t have Google’s thumbs up. In this case, the most important thing that you can and should do is get yourself a good antivirus software that will act similarly to how one does on the computer. There are a lot of antivirus solutions on the Google Play Store, so finding one won’t be the problem. Choosing between your various options might prove to be the difficult part. Here are the top free antivirus programs for your mobile phone.
Avast Mobile Security is a great choice for when it comes to mobile protection. It doesn’t just offer a standard protection kit but one filled with great tools such as a virus scanner for applications. Additionally, those that get this antivirus also get analytic tracking tools which help them identify suspicious activity by monitoring what apps do.
It also features a web shield which means that malware will have a tough time breaking into your phone. If you have any concerns about your privacy options or your permissions, the app will also allow you to view and edit them.
Similarly to Avast, AVG also started on the desktop computer, eventually making its way to mobile platforms as a direct answer to the shift in necessity among electronic consumers. It’s one of the most well-known Google Play antivirus applications, and it does a great job on mobile just as it did on desktops and laptops. It features malware and phishing protection in real-time, meaning that you’ll be able to browse and the web and go about your business without having to fear any threats. It also includes performance optimizing tools that allow you to tweak your mobile device’s system and make it run at full capacity in terms of performance.
To top off the excellent phone protection and maintenance features, it also has a recovery feature for when the device gets stolen. It gives you several tools that you can use to track down your phone with Google Maps. In our opinion, AVG is the best in this comparison.
CM Security Antivirus Applock is a great solution for when it comes to protecting your phone and everything that’s inside it. Not only does it feature a complete set of Android protection tools that detect and deal with threats, but also a vault which can be used to protect specific photos and apps that you want under the key. It also comes with great anti-theft solutions which allow you to deploy messages containing your contact info, lock down your phone from a distance or track it. CM Security Antivirus Applock is a relatively new app in comparison with the others, but it’s definitely secured itself a spot as a user favorite. You can also browse safely, thanks to its unique feature but also block calls if your think threats might be coming in from anywhere other than the internet.
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