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5 More Top Anti-Virus Apps for Android

5 More Top Anti-Virus Apps for Android

Another list of some of the more popular anti-virus apps for Android around to help Android users protect themselves from mobile security threats.

It’s no secret that hackers are targeting Android users in ever greater numbers these days. In fact, nearly 1 million Android users were infected with malware during the first six months of this year alone.

Unlike the “simple flip-phones of yesteryear,” as ESET security researcher Cameron Camp pointed out in the past, people now have a “computer that happens to make phone calls.”

Last month I compiled a list of the “Top 5 Anti-Virus Apps for Android“, and since the problem will certainly never go away, I felt it worthwhile to add to that list with 5 more.

 

1. Bitdefender Mobile Security

Already well known in the desktop PC anti-virus business, Bitdefender is using its talent for Android security with its Bitdefender Mobile Security app.

Featues:

  • Anti-theft
  • SD card scanning
  • Very small battery or performance impact
  • On-demand malware scanner, relying fully on Cloud technology (read: no updates required)
  • On-install scan
  • Security audit
  • Web security

Bitdefender Mobile Security is what the company calls a “next-gen antivirus solution” for Android devices that uses little (to zero) system or battery power while providing users with a safer and more informed Android experience.

2. Kaspersky Mobile Security

Kaspersky is also already well known in the desktop PC anti-virus business, and it too is using that talent to help protect Android device users.

Features:

  • Remotely lock or wipe your phone
  • Locate lost smartphone using GPS, GSM or Wi-Fi
  • SIM card watch
  • Call & SMS filter
  • Privacy protection
  • Anti-malware Protection

Kaspersky Mobile Security infuses a well-rounded assortment of anti-theft, anti-malware, privacy protection, and call/SMS filter tools to help users protect both their data as well as their privacy.

 

3. Norton Mobile Security LITE

Norton is yet another of the desktop PC security companies looking to help protect Android users from malicious software.

Norton Mobile Security Lite protects your mobile device against loss, theft and malware.

Features:

  • Anti-malware protection
  • Remote lock
  • Anti-theft protection
  • Find lost phone
  • SIM card watch
  • Web protection
  • Call & SMS filter

Since millions of desktop PC users already use Norton to protect their desktop PCs, Norton Mobile Security Lite is probably one of better choices since it helps maintain a single point of reference to secure both platforms.

 

4. Antivirus Free

Antivirus free is one of the more basic anti-virus apps for Android out there, providing fast and lightweight malicious app protection for your phone.

It claims to use less than 0.1% of your battery, and will let you know when such an app is detected, keeping your phone secure.

Features:

  • lightweight
  • malware, spyware, and trojan protection

That’s it. So if you’re looking for bare bones protection without all the fancy bells and whistles then anti-virus free is the Android app to choose.

 

5. ALYac Android

AllYAc is a desktop PC security company that converted its security protection package for use on Android smartphones.

Features:

  • Anti-virus protection for Android
  • Package safety indices (application and developer safety ratings)
  • Spam management
  • App management (manage running and potentially dangerous apps)

It lacks the bells and whistles of the some of the more robust apps above, but it does the trick.

Stay tuned.

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Jared Moya
I've been interested in P2P since the early, high-flying days of Napster and KaZaA. I believe that analog copyright laws are ill-suited to the digital age, and that art and culture shouldn't be subject to the whims of international entertainment industry conglomerates. Twitter | Google Plus


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