Turn Your Phone into Fort Knox with these 4 Security Apps

September 3rd, 2017 by admin

In the past 3 years, over 1 billion new and unique variants of malware have been discovered and nearly 3 billion identities have been exposed in data breaches. You have protection for your desktop and laptop, but are you confident your cell phone is secure? Mobile devices have increasing abilities to access and manage your data which means they are becoming more and more of a security threat. There are dozens of popular and effective security apps on the market that come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Too much information is overwhelming and usually means we just pick one that looks decent and stick with it. That might be a great system for dating or picking a doughnut flavor, but there is a lot more to your Antivirus app than meets the eye! Here is a quick look under the hood at four of the best security apps for android.

1. Malwarebytes for Android

Price: Free This is a personal favorite and will be for you too, if you prefer a lightweight, no nonsense antivirus app. Malwarebytes doesn’t carry many additional features, but it runs real time protection without bogging down your device and it scans quickly. Use Malwarebytes if you are using an older or less powerful device to avoid performance problems. Use it on a high-end device if you feel like bells and whistles just get in the way.

2. Kapersky Mobile Antivirus: Web Security & AppLock

Price: Free Kaspersky is one of the highest rated Antivirus apps on the Android market right now, and its success is largely attributable to its large number of well integrated features. Kasperksy’s app is much more than malware protection however, it has privacy protection, anti-theft, call blocking, phone tracking and more. Choose this app if you want a one-stop solution to general mobile security.

3. Avast Mobile Security

Price: Free or $1.99 per month Avast is one of the most popular Antivirus apps out there. Their 100 million downloads and 4.5 rating are well earned by getting a lot of the little things right. Like Kaspersky, Avast is a feature heavy one-stop app, but unlike Kaspersky it includes features that branch away from security alone. Avast includes performance boosting features, junk cleaning, Wi-Fi scanning and speed tests. For power users and pros who have rooted their device, it also offers a Firewall. Avast by no means requires a tech guru to use, but the features that make it special require some intermediate knowledge to take full advantage of.

4. AVG Antivirus Pro

Price: $11.99 The Pro version AVG Antivirus, is one of the only purchasable antivirus apps with no monthly subscription. With more than 500,000 downloads and a 4.7 rating, we know the consensus among its users is that the money is worth it. What you get for your $12 is several unique features and an overall quality boost to the features that many of these apps have. AVG Antivirus Pro includes every feature that Kaspersky and Avast do, but also includes a Camera Trap to take a photograph of anyone trying to unlock your device and has a reputation of having a very up-to-date malware database. If you want a lot of features with high quality but don’t want to pay monthly, AVG Antivirus Pro might be the app for you. Now you have some fantastic security choices to choose from without having to put your thumb in a brace from too much app store scrolling. If you enjoyed this information or found the recommendations useful, be sure to take a look at our related articles below.   Kender Ostlund

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