Hackers are targeting Android users in droves due to the increase of crypto-mining and ransomware attacks. Millions of dollars have been taken, identities compromised and computing power lent to cybercriminals in the past few years. Fortunately, an antivirus program for android can protect your devices from a variety of threats. Look for an app that is simple to install, simple and has additional features such as system optimization tools including anti-theft security, parental controls.
Avast Learn More Mobile Security has a well-known reputation in the world of Internet security. Its Android version has a full suite of protection with a free version and affordable subscription plans that offer complete protection for your mobile device/s, PC and laptop/tablet/computer. Its protection against malware is outstanding with little impact on performance. It comes with a call-blocker, VPN and junk cleaner. It also includes photo vaults WiFi network security, RAM booster, anti-theft and web security.
Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus is another excellent choice for complete security at a low cost. Its malware detection is top-quality with a minimal impact on battery life. Additionally, it also includes an ability to block calls, Wear OS support and other extras. The only drawback is that it’s not as user-friendly and does not come with a money-back warranty.
AhnLab is a company from South Korea, is another great choice. It scored near-perfectly in my labs and hands-on tests however, it has a less user-friendly interface. It’s not as active on social platforms or community forums as other apps listed on this list. According to AV Test and AV Comparatives it has high detection rates for Android malware.