Best Android anti-virus and security apps

26 May 2015

android lollipop There's always a risk of getting a grim virus on your Android device and, seeing as we all use our tablets and phones so frequently, it is worth making sure our gadgets are safe.

Seeing as Google Play is a bit of a mess and there's a lack of curating going on, on their part, it is hard to find the best apps for you.

One of the reasons there's such a dizzying amount of apps around is that anyone can submit their apps to Google's Play market, and that includes scammers and those who want to brick your phone and all that. Apps can also be downloaded from all over the place, not just Google's store.

With Android being more open than other operating systems, this is often a good thing - but as ever, there's always someone who wants to spoil it for everyone.

So with that, let us look at what we think are the best Android antivirus apps around. Search for these in the Google Play Store, read the reviews from other users and see what is best for you.


Avast Mobile Security & Anti-Virus (click)

One of the most highly rated anti-virus apps is the Avast Mobile Security & Anti-Virus, which provides you with a load of background tools to thwart any bleakness you may stumble across. The app is free, too! This is probably the best you can get.

Qihoo 360 Mobile Safe (click)

Another good freebie, the Qihoo 360 Mobile Safe has a big array of useful tools and fares well with other users. This is arguably as good as the Avast app.

Kaspersky Internet Security for Android (click)

Yet another good free app, Kaspersky Internet Security is a solid app that offers protection for your Android devices. Well worth checking out.

Ikarus Mobile Security (click)

This app will cost you £7 inc VAT, and is a lightweight security app that should give you what you need to protect your Android device. That said, we feel it isn't quite as good as the aforementioned freebies.

Norton Mobile Security 2014 (click)

A popular and famous name, the Norton Mobile Security 2014 app has a lot of helpful tools to manage and secure your phone and again, it is a free download.

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