The numbers of antivirus android apps have exploded over the last year. Although android is quiet secure, loads of people are willing to have added apps on their phones for additional security. Such apps apart from securing your phone give additional features like finding lost phones etc. Below mentions are 5 such top free antivirus softwares.
1. Lookout Security & Antivirus
This app was one of the 1st security and anti-malware app developed for the Android platform. It scans all the programs on your device automatically after installation and runs an automatic scan whenever you try to install a new app. You could also schedule regular scans. Labeled as Missing Device, the phone-locator feature could find your missing phone using Google maps. You could back up your current contacts at myLookout.com and restore them too. The latest battery and stability enhancements, plus Anti-theft component are awesome. Download the App from Google Play.
2. CM Security
CM security, a relatively new malware detection app for Android, is simple and provides a great level of protection. The main user interface looks quite clean. It just changes color of interface of the device, depending on security status and adds no icon in the notification bar. A one minute scan lists the kinds of threats and vulnerabilities that require your attention and offers a solution too. Other functions include Privacy Advisor and a Secure Browsing. You could schedule scans, analyze the entire SD card for suspicious files and have your calls filtered too. Download the App from Google Play.
3. Avast! Mobile Security & Antivirus
Avast is also one of the most widely used PC antiviruses. The mobile version has a excellent user interface, and all the basic features of protection. The biggest strength of the app is its customizability- allowing you to tweak dozens of settings per your requirements. A quick scan to search for viruses, awesome anti-theft features that allow GPS location of your devices, option to wipe your data, and allowing snap photos to trace lost phone- in all make Avast a excellent antivirus software. Download the App from Google Play.
4. 360 Mobile Security
360 is simple, looks gorgeous and has a user friendly interface. It can detect malware and even offer to patch series of specific android vulnerabilities that Avast or Lookout do not consider, making it its most innovative feature. It also packs goodies like privacy advisor, system cleanup, call and SMS filtering, junk cleaning and a Vault. Download the App from Google Play.
5. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware was very popular for Windows so its makers introduced a mobile version too. This free application keeps your devices clean and safe, and prevents it from any marlware being installed. It scans, detects and removes all malware. It protects your personal information and keeps a close watch at all possible security holes. Download the App from Google Play.