Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Five best antivirus and malware software for Android

Android devices are being increasingly attacked by virus and malware that has grown more extensive since the past year or so. Thus, protecting and securing Android devices has gained utmost priority among users. While being careful to avoid certain sites notorious for infections, people want complete protection for their devices to prevent unauthorized access to their important data and contacts. Today the market is flooded with a range of mobile security systems that come with different features to protect against virus, malware, spam ware, and more. However, all mobile security software is not created equal. Presented here are the top five antivirus and malware software for Android.

Mobile Security and Antivirus by Avast

Avast is also one of the best antivirus software used by PC owners to protect their data. Avast carries the same trust and security features to the Android mobile platform as well. Packed with loads of powerful and user-friendly features, Avast is truly impressive. Known for its superior antivirus and antimalware features, Avast also provides one of the highest rated anti-theft systems available for this platform.

Users can download the free as well as paid versions from the Google Play Store. While the free version also includes a network monitor, backups, plus SMS and call filtering features, the paid version comes with protection features for music, video and other applications as well.

Dr. Web Antivirus

Dr. Web Antivirus, available in three versions, is among the best antivirus software created for Android devices. This software is designed especially for Android devices with a limited data plan, low specifications and for those who need to conserve their battery power. Available on Google Play, it is free to download and will provide the basic protection needed for the device. However, the full security software, with anti-spyware and anti-theft protection, can be bought for a price of ₹4,500.

Antivirus and Mobile Security

Devised by TrustGo Inc, the award-winning Antivirus and Mobile Security is rated at number 2 by most users. Available on Google Play, this antivirus software is absolutely free to download. Apart from the standard antivirus and antimalware protection, this software also includes anti-theft features. The anti-theft feature will click a photo of any unauthorized user if he/she enters the password wrong thrice. This picture will then be emailed to the user, thus giving you complete control over your device.

Armor for Android

Armor for Android is one of the highly rated antivirus security software for Android devices and also among the most costly ones in the category at around ₹1,600. However, this app provides lifetime support to the user, unlike other apps that charge yearly or quarterly license fees. Armor for Android is a fully loaded mobile security app with an all-inclusive malware database for Android. Available on Google Play, this app also comes with the Memory Booster feature.

AntiVirus Security Free by AVG

One of the most popular PC antivirus software, AVG boasts over 70 million users across the world. Apart from standard antivirus and malware protection, the AVG antivirus security pack provides complete web security. It provides antitheft security using Google Maps, has a task manager, plus a battery monitor. It is also available for free download on the Google Play store.


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