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Best Antivirus Software for Android Based Phones

Posted In Android, Antivirus, Technology Reviews - By Techtiplib on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 With No Comments »

As the majority of the smart phones these days run on the Android mobile operating system, it becomes increasingly important to protect our smart phones from virus and malware. These viruses and malware are dangerous for our smart phones as all our important data and confidential information, stored on them, might get lost due to this. Hence, in order to protect our smart phones from such external threats, we must install some kind of antivirus software.


Here is the list of some of the best antivirus software available for Android based phones that we can install and live a peaceful life.

Norton Security Antivirus

  • Norton is considered as one of the most trusted brands when it comes to anti-virus software. A few years back, this was used as anti-virus software on millions of personal computers but now the company has also launched a mobile version and it is quite effective. You can download and use a free version of this anti-virus or can get a paid version to avail a premium protection.

Hornet Antivirus Free

  • The best thing about Hornet Antivirus is that it is free anti-virus software. There are many different features that are added into this software such as you can scan your mobile’s storage and scan different apps that you have installed for any kind of malware threat. The interface is also very user-friendly.

Bit Defender Antivirus Free

  • This is also popular and free mobile anti-virus software that has a special feature, which allows you to either manually scan your mobile phone or activate the auto-scan option for an automatic scheduled scan.

Mobile Security and Antivirus by Avast

  • This is popular mobile anti-virus software and is packed with loads of features. These features include call filtering, SMS filtering and backup features also. There is a free version available from the antivirus company, which you can use to get the basic necessary protection for your mobile device as discussed in the next point. Along with this, there is a paid version available as well to provide you a premium protection, which only costs $1.99 per month and the annual package cost around $14.99 per year.

Free security antivirus by Avast

  • If we talk about the number of users then Avast antivirus is one of the most used ones, as it has over 70 million users. The different features available with this free version include task manager, battery monitor and anti-theft feature using Google maps. The interface is also very user-friendly.

Armor for Android

  • This anti-virus is expensive than other available options that costs around $29.95. It has one of the most comprehensive databases of malware and a unique feature called as a memory booster to offer you a high-level of protection. 

Dr. Web Antivirus

  • It is one of the highest rated antivirus applications available for Android devices. It comes in two options that is free and paid option, where the paid option costs around $75. Different features that are available with this anti-virus application include quick and full scan, spider guard and a custom scan. The interface is quite easy to use with user friendly appearance & functioning and is also quite colorful.

360 Mobile Security

  • This antivirus software is a fresh addition to the security lineup of Android applications with a 99.9% detection rate, according to reports. With a streamlined designed, this lightweight app offers real time scan, detects and fixes vulnerabilities, privacy advisor and other helpful tools, while no backup or anti-theft option available.

Though, there are many more antivirus software available for Android-based devices, but the ones that have been discussed above are one of the best and the most widely used options. You must install one of them, if you wish to keep your Android device free from virus and malware.

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