Best Mobile Antivirus and Security Programs
With smartphones now being used for personal, business banking, and for storing sensitive data, it’s important that the devices are protected against security threats like mobile malware. There are many security and antivirus software programs that can protect your mobile device.
Bitdefender is a highly rated alternative for Android, with its ability to scan apps getting high marks in the latest review of AV-Test and AV Comparatives, which states that it is protected against 99.9% of threats. Bitdefender offers a variety of other features like call blocking, anti-theft and the ability to locate your phone remotely.
Trend Micro Mobile Security is another highly reviewed antivirus. It has passed independent lab tests and guards you against 100% of malware that is known to exist. It also includes a host of other features, such as a privacy scanner for Facebook that alerts you if your profile settings are revealing excessive details and an extensive suite of parental controls and optimization tools for performance.
Other options for the top mobile protection are Google Play Protect, which analyzes all apps on your smartphone or tablet and compares them against those available on the Google Play Store, catching any that have been infected with malware or have been compromised. You can also utilize the free version of the program to eliminate junk files and boost performance on older devices, whereas an upgrade to the paid version offers more advanced features.
Avast is a remarkably similar program to its rival and provides a variety of features, including scanning of apps and files as well as a photo vault, an app lock, as well as anti-theft support. It comes with a no-cost trial and then is supported by advertisements. Premium versions have more features and don’t contain advertisements.