Android is now the leading Mobile Software provider and it being an Open source Operating System Protection in Android is far from true, so like we use Anti Virus Softwares in our Laptops and PC there are many AntiVirus softwares for your Android Devices or we should say Security Apps which let you manage and protect your device from any harmful content.
From the thousands of Antivirus/Security apps available in the App/Play Store we are going to list out the top 3 which we feel are worth having and worth trusting your device with. These Softwares are not just equipped to stop virus but also have many tools at hand. So lets look at these top 3 Antivirus/Security Apps for Android Devices.
Here are the 3 Apps which we will be talking about (Click on the link to go to Play Store- Just in case you want to try it out without going further)
LookOut is a Complete SEcurity App which helps you in protecting your Android device be it your Smartphone or Tablet device from Virus, Malware, Loss of data and even Theft of your device. It Gives you the following features:
Security and Antivirus: This is the main purpose of the app providing Security to your Android device from any Virus or Malware. This app detects and helps in removing Virus from apps, email attachments, or phone files. It also tells you if the number you are dialing is a suspicious one which might harm your device. It automatically block suspicious or dangerous url’s which might harm your android device.
Backup and Restore: Ithelps you by Backing up and Restoring Contacts, Texts and Pictures if lost by any chance. You can even transfer your contacts, pictures, and call history to a new device from Lookout.com which has your data which was stored in Back Up.
Find My Phone:It gives you options like – Tracking your phone on Google Maps even when it is switched off, making your Phone make loud noise even if in Silent mode, know the last known location of device, Remotely Lock your Device or Swipe all the data if you have no chance of getting it back. All this can be done from Lookout.com from where you can control what your phone does.
With such Impressive features of Both Security and Antirus protection it is a great App which is a must on all Android Devices, with already crossing 50 million downloads it is a great app which is trusted by many and a sure recommendation from our side.
Avast which is a successful Antivirus provider in Laptops and PC’s is surely a great app to protect your Android device. Avast has a very neat UI which gives you the following features:
Security and Antivirus: Scans installed apps and memory card content on demand, Scans and displays access rights and intents of installed apps, Scans each URL that loads and warns you if it’s malware-infected. Includes USSD blocker, Advanced settings for app, web, and messages scanning, SMS/Call Filtering can be done.
Anti-Theft Feature: It gives you options like – Tracking your phone on Google Maps even when it is switched off, making your Phone make loud noise even if in Silent mode, know the last known location of device, Remotely Lock your Device or Swipe all the data if you have no chance of getting it back. All this can be done from Avast.com from where you can control what your phone does.
Unlike the Lookout App Avast does not have a Back Up and Restore option. It is also a very useful app which can be controlled from your desktop.
Norton has similar options and features as Avast Antivirus Software, The Security and Anti Theft features are almost the same and the update and back up option is absent for contacts, pictures etc. Norton has an added feature of controlling multiple Android devices Apps with a single account at the same time. The Other features like tracking your device from Google maps, can activate scream option, wipe out all the data to prevent theft of your device. Norton also lets you block unwanted calls or SMS. Norton also gives you the option to instantly lock your phone if the SIM is removed.
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