The Android operating system from Google has experienced some significant security challenges, being prone to infection from dangerous malware. After you’ve purchased an Android smartphone, it is important to consider installing an antivirus that will effectively protect your phone when downloading apps from Google’s Play Store. When you download an app and it hasn’t been approved (from third-party marketplaces), your phone might be at risk. However, this is different for those using iPhones since they can only download an app after it has been vetted and found that it is free from any virus. With Windows phone, this case is a major threat.  The good thing with antivirus apps is that most of them will also enable you to track a lost phone where you can even lock the device. Have a look at a list of some of the best antivirus apps you should choose to install in your phone or tablet this year.

Avast mobile security and antivirus

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The app will enable you secure your smartphone. It is available on Google’s play store for free. The security app for the Android system has some of the great tools which include the app lock, virus scanner, network meter and many others. By use of the app, you will be able to manage your phone in case it is stolen and also be able to lock it therefore keeping your data safe. The app is highly recommended by the Android authorities.

IKARUS mobile security

With this, the user can find and also remove the viruses from his/her smartphone or tablet. Other malware such as Trojans and adware are also easily removed and in the long last, your battery and phone’s memory will be safe. The antivirus also allows the use of different languages such as Spanish, French, German and others.

Trend micro mobile security and antivirus

The most interesting tools in this are the battery saver, memory booster and also the task killer. The antivirus for Android devices will offer 100% detection. This free version also enables one to back up the contacts.

Norton mobile security

With the use of an SMS, you will remotely lock the lost phone or tablet. Apps which make your device slow are scanned to reduce any further harm. Any threats to steal your personal information are also catered for. With the antivirus, you will have a great experience with your device.

Qihoo 360 antivirus

First of all, this is an app which has excellent colours making it look great.  As you navigate through the features, it becomes more and more interesting. Its malware detector is very strong and also scans your phone very fast with so many other features.

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