What are the best apps to keep my Android mobile device safe?

asked by Julie Anthony
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5 solutions
  1. 11

    #1LastPass

    LastPass

    LastPass is a password manager which can securely store your passwords and personal information. It is available as a web browser add-on. It also has premium options along with being free.

    Software

    Windows, iOS, Android, Mac, Chrome

    Free- Varies by plan

    Albert Hansen
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "LastPass is one of the best and most secure password apps you can find. It has a simple web interface and browser plug-in (for Chrome, Firefox, and more) and makes it seamlessly integrate with your phone. I've tried other apps and always came back. "
  2. 8

    #2Orbot

    Orbot
    Orbot is a free proxy app that empowers other apps to use the internet more securely. Orbot uses Tor to encrypt your Internet traffic and then hides it by bouncing through a series of computers around the world.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jason Brooks
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "One of many proxies you can use on your phone. It works, no frills, so worth downloading. Don't expect anything over the top, it just gets the job done."
  3. 5

    #3AVL Pro Antivirus & Security

    AVL Pro Antivirus & Security
    AVL Pro is a heavily armed security framework based on the AVL engine. It acts like a radar with microscope which gives you an insight of the security details and tries to help you become an expert of your own. You can use it to identify the security threats among your looks-good apps, and also you can act like a mobile malware analyst to catch the bad guys.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jerry Martinez
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "AVL Pro Antivirus & Security will make sure that no malicious apps will do harm to your Android device. AVL is unlike other anitvirus programs in that it keeps you well up to date with knowledge of the latest viruses and malicious files."
  1. 4

    #4NordVPN

    NordVPN

    NordVPN provides a stable connection which is available to all devices. It can check your bank balance, provides safe online shopping, and more at public hotspots for Windows, Mac, iOS and more. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

    Varies by plan

    Alexander Hicks
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I had never used a VPN before, but after a few security scares with my android phone, I decided to give it a shot. Nord is reasonable, and fairly easy to understand the basics of, but has a lot of features to dig into when you get beyond the basics. I've never felt safer!"
  2. 1

    #5Avast Mobile

    Avast Mobile

    Our favorite free malware app. You'll get malware protection and also full scans, privacy advisor, customizable blacklist, and many more features.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Dorothy Rivera
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I use Avast for my computer, so why not my phone? It's important to have good protection, and it hasn't failed me at all. It doesn't bog my phone down and operates nicely in the background while I surf the web safely."

Summary

Best What are the best apps to keep my Android mobile device safe
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1LastPassSoftware 11 Free
2OrbotApps 8 Free
3AVL Pro Antivirus & SecurityApps 5 Free
4NordVPNSoftware 4 Free
5Avast MobileApps 1 Free
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