These are the best antivirus applications for mobile devices and not only the privacy and anti-theft functions.
1. Norton Security Mobile Antivirus
This Norton application was able to detect 100% of all Android malware when it was evaluated by AV-Test a few months ago. The scanner works with Norton Mobile Insight and can detect viruses within applications and files, and then delete them automatically.
Other useful security features include the ability to lock your phone through an SMS message, or if the SIM card is deleted. You can also choose to remotely lock your device if it is lost (or block it after 10 unsuccessful attempts to enter the access code).
The application comes with a 30-day trial version.
Another great name that offers great security for your mobile.
– Excellent antivirus capabilities
– Remote phone lock
– No blocking of malicious sites
2. F-Secure Safe mobile
F-Secure has produced one of the best very easy-to-use android antivirus that is also remarkably accurate, but keep in mind that it does not offer any other features.
F-Secure Corporation is a Finnish security provider with a 25-year antivirus development history. The company now produces a wide range of consumer products, and has recently also expanded into the business market.
F-Secure offers a free 30-day trial of F-Secure Anti-Virus, but the company makes it harder to obtain than most. You can not download it until you have completed a form with your name, email address and country. The company then sends an email with a confirmation link, and clicking opens a web page that explains that another email is on the way with a license key and a download link.
– Clear and simple interface
– Very easy to use
– Low price
– Highly classified protection
– Very few features
– No URL blocking
3. Antiy AVL antivirus
Antiy AVL is a former AV-Test award winner (a respected independent antivirus testing team) for the best protection of mobile devices. Its features include not only an antivirus database (of course), but also a scanner capable of detecting any type of executable file that reaches your device.
Other useful features include a call blocker to prevent malicious numbers from communicating with you, as well as an anti-phishing feature to prevent harmful websites from loading in the first place. The application is also designed to be light on resources, which is always useful when you’re fighting for battery life.
– Great protection
– Few resources
– Call blocking function
4. sophos Mobile Antivirus
This free android antivirus for Sophos has previously won the AV-Test award for the best protection in 2015. Unlike other free scanners, Sophos does not contain any ads. However, it blocks websites with potentially fraudulent or illegal content.
Applications are scanned for malware or harmful content as they are installed and Sophos alerts you if they can filter out any sensitive information. The antivirus scanner can be programmed to analyze files and folders periodically, and the malware database is updated daily.
The application also includes a handy QR code scanner that can be used to configure secure Wi-Fi connections. There is also an authenticator that can generate one-time passwords for two-factor authentication.
– Solid protection
– No ads
– Authenticator for 2FA tasks
5. AhnLab V3 Mobile Security
This AhnLab security application from South Korea is not as famous as the others on this list, but nonetheless it has very high detection rates for Android malware according to AV-Test (99.6%) and works well even on Android devices more old In fact, it has a built-in amplifier to help accelerate the performance of your phone.
The application includes a 10-day free trial version of anti-malware features that proactively search for vulnerabilities and warn you if applications could potentially leak sensitive personal information.
Other privacy features include a hidden gallery for personal photos and a privacy cleaner to safely erase your browsing history. Anti-theft measures include an alarm that is activated if it is reported that the device was lost or the SIM card was replaced. You can also remotely track, block and erase your device.
An application that works well even on previous Android devices.
– High rates of malware detection
– Many functions
– Anti-theft alarm
6. lookout antivirus mobile
Lookout is another popular antivirus and antimalware application. It comes pre-installed on many devices, especially operators such as T-Mobile. He does the basics quite well.
That includes scans, phishing protection, malware protection, anti-theft features and more. It also comes with some unique features like identity protection, identity insurance and WiFi scanning. That gives a slightly different perspective to most antivirus applications. It has a cost for around 3 dollars per month or around 30 dollars per year. It is reasonably good for an antivirus or antimalware application.
7. Androhelm antivirus mobile
AndroHelm is not as popular as some other antivirus applications. However, it is just as functional.
The application has several antivirus and antimalware functions, which include scanning applications during installation, frequent updates, a quarantine mode, virus protection and more. It also has features for anti-theft tracking, remote cleaning and more.
There are also impulse functions. We do not recommend them. In general, they spoil things and do not really help. The price structure is a bit complicated, but the base application has all the details if you need them.