Featured: Top 10 Best Antivirus Apps

Avast Mobile Security And Antivirus

Avast Mobile Security and Antivirus is one of many different antivirus apps on Android, and one that is known to PC users for quite some time. The Android app allows features like a virus scanner, virus removal, a protector, network meter, app manager, app lock, and more. Rooted users even get access to a firewall feature for more security. You can use it to protect against general infections, locate lost phones, and remotely lock or wipe the memory on your device.

McAfee Security and Antivirus

McAfee is a renowned name in the Anti Virus world, and for those who are familiar with their PC platform offering, they have a mobile app too. You'll get standard features like virus scanning, safe web surfing, uninstall protection and WiFi security. It also includes less common features like the CaptureCam which can silently take a photo of the person who is holding your lost/stolen phone and email you the image and device location. You can also use it to remotely wipe data, backup and restore data, and even block calls and filter SMS.

Avira Antivirus Security

Avira is another popular PC antivirus program that has made its way onto Android in the last couple of years, offering features like data protection from theft, keeping your device malware free, and giving you the ability to blacklist unwanted contacts. It automatically scans app for viruses and malware, and it'll allow you to remotely wipe or lock your device if stolen or lost. You can also use it to check whether your contacts or email have been hacked according to the app description.

BitDefender Mobile Security and Antivirus

You'll find all the standard and useful security features here like virus and malware scanning, real-time web browsing protection, and anti-theft features like remote wipe and lock in case you lose your device or it gets stolen. It now even offers the WearON feature to keep your smartwatch protected, meaning it supports Android Wear too.

Norton Security and Antivirus

Norton may be one of the most well known Antivirus programs out there for PC's and their Android app aims to protect your mobile devices just as much as they protect your home computer. you can use the app to complete tasks like remotely lock your lost or stolen phone via SMS, scan and remove apps that contain malware or viruses, prevent fraudulent websites from grabbing personal data, wipe device information remotely, and more.

AVG Antivirus Security

AVG is yet another well known name in antivirus security. Their mobile app brings the same protection to your Android device. You can proactively scan apps for viruses or malware, kill tasks that slow down your device, lock or wipe your lost or stolen device remotely to keep your personal data protected, browse the web safely and more. The app even monitors battery, storage, and data package usage and guards you from phishing attacks.

Lookout Mobile Security

Lookout Mobile Security is one of the better Antivirus apps on Android, and if you haven't had the chance to give it a shot yet it's worth checking out. It features standard stuff like continuous over-the-air protection via virus and malware scanning of apps upon installation, as well as scanning for adware and spyware. You can also use the app to lock and wi[e your device remotely, as well as locate it if it's lost or stolen.


Malwarebytes is a leading anti-malware app. It protects your device from malicious code, detects and eliminates malware including spyware and trojans, and scans apps for malicious code or PUP's.(potentially unwanted programs)It'll also alert you of potentially malicious website links detected via incoming SMS messages as well as identify apps that are tracking you're location.

Kaspersky Internet Security

Kaspersky aims to deliver the latest in mobile security technologies. It features a new alarm system you can turn on and sound if you misplace your device, helping you find it if it's been lost. It also features cloud-enabled protection to act fast against new and emerging threats to mobile security. It'll help protect you from malicious and phishing websites as well as filter unwanted calls and texts from specific numbers plus much more.

CM Security Antivirus App Lock

This is the number one antivirus and mobile security app on Android it seems, and probably for good reason. It features a pretty nifty little vault that allows you to easily hide your photos from prying eyes, as well as an app lock that lets you lock down specific apps, and an intruder selfie of anybody who may be trying to enter into locked apps after two wrong password entries. Of course it also features and antivirus engine to scan new and existing apps for unwanted vulnerabilities, and it'll keep you safe while browsing, block unwanted calls, and you can even set your scans to happen on a set schedule.

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