An antivirus software (popularly referred to as ‘antivirus’) is a program or a set of programs that detect, block and remove software viruses in particular and all malware in general (viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, adware etc).
Having an antivirus software installed on a computer is of vital importance. This is because any system today would get infected with malware within minutes of connecting it to the internet. Since thousands of new malware are created daily, it becomes important that antivirus programs are updated regularly as well.
Best Android Antivirus Protection
Here is some of the Android Antivirus Protection with which you should protect your Android OS smartphones.
Bitdefender Antivirus (Free)
Instead of downloading and storing virus signatures directly to Android devices, Antivirus Free uses in-the-cloud services to check online for the latest safeguards to outbreaks. This not only results in super-fast scans, but in close to zero impact on battery life and device performance.
Upgrade to Total Security for Android Devices
Upgrade to Bitdefender Mobile Security, and you’ll not only continue to enjoy the same features as above, but also gain an array of additional cutting-edge capabilities. They include the real-time scanning of pages you’re viewing online, as well as the ability to lock, locate, and wipe your Android device in case it become lost or stolen.
CM Security Lite – Antivirus
Scan pre-installed and installed apps and the file system to keep your phone safe from virus, trojan, vulnerability, adware, malware and spyware.
Routine automatic scanning allows for passive security.
Avira Antivirus Security 2018
• Automatically scans apps and their updates for hidden malware
• Scans external storage units (e.g. SD memory cards)
• Shows how each app rates on a privacy scale according to how much data it collects
Web-based controls give you remote access to all your security settings and remote functions (e.g. siren, memory wipe, track location on map)
• Oversee multiple devices (cross-platform) through the web-based portal
Avast Mobile Security 2018
Protect yourself against viruses and malware that cause popups and unwanted ads with Avast Mobile Security, the world’s most trusted free antivirus app for Android. Get alerts when you install spyware and adware apps that breach your privacy. Secure your devices against attacks from email, phone calls, infected websites or SMS messages. In addition, the app also offers you an anti-theft application that comes with the app, a photo vault, a power saver, and helps to eliminate ads, a web shield, WiFi security and so much more. Through all these, the app securely prevents against infections and helps you clean your device with it’s powerful detection and cleaning ability.
Photo Vault allows you to protect access to your photos with a PIN code. After moving photos to the Vault, they are encrypted and hidden.
■ Antivirus Engine: Virus and malware scanner automatically scans for infected apps upon first use. Includes Web & file scanning for complete mobile protection, and also protects against spyware and viruses.
■ Web Protection: Scans and blocks malware-infected links, as well as trojans, adware, and spyware (for privacy and safe Web browsing, e.g. Chrome) and also fixes mistyped URLs. Check the security of each network and email, browse and make payments wherever you are
Dr.Web Security Space
Provides protection from all kinds of threats for mobile devices, Anti-virus for TV sets, media players, and game consoles based on Android TV. Quick and full file system scanning; scanning of individual files and folders upon a request. Real-time scanning of a file system. Unlocking of data from ransomware Trojans and data safety with no need to pay a ransom to cybercriminals. Even when a phone is fully blocked, even by blockers unknown to the Dr.Web virus databases.
Parental Control: Blocks access to websites by URL keywords and protects children from exposure to objectionable web content. The “restrict access” feature protects information located on removable data-storage devices and in files and directories from unauthorised access, theft, and deletion.
Preventing Protection: Protection against the latest active threats, targeted attacks and attempts by Trojans and exploits to penetrate a system via zero-day and other vulnerabilities.