The most effective mobile antivirus will provide high-quality malware security that has minimal impact on the device’s performance. It should have an intuitive and simple interface, and should include extras like anti-theft tools or an app lock. Also, it shouldn’t cost too much, especially because Android users can install apps from a wider variety of sources than Apple devices (which has strict App Store approvals).
Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus, now known as Kaspersky Security and Antivirus, received perfect scores on independent tests and boasts an easy and clean interface. Its free tier is ad-free and doesn’t push you to upgrade. However, it does require an internet connection. A paid plan includes call blocking, Android Wear support and a strong set of anti-theft features. However, it isn’t equipped with features that other apps offer like the Wi-Fi network scanner as well as privacy tools.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus is one of the most powerful and feature-rich software available and its protection against malware was top-of-the-line in our independent tests. It has a simple and simple interface, and its alerts and descriptions are clear and concise. It is not reliable and requires a constant internet connection to check for viruses.
Lookout Mobile Security, now known as Lookout Security and Antivirus or Lookout Personal, was one of the first antivirus apps available for Android. It’s still a fan favorite for its simple interface, identity protection, and subscription pricing that isn’t difficult to understand. Its free tier includes SMS and call blocking as well as device scanning and anti-theft. The premium plan offers real-time protection as well as a safe web browser.