What are the best virus protection apps for android?

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  1. 31

    #1Avast 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

    Aaron Kelly
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "I have been using Avast Mobile Security on my phone for months now and it has completely replace all of my former virus protection apps. It has made popups while browsing the internet a thing of the past and allows me to surf the web in safety. Combined with the built in file scanner for any downloads and this app is your one stop shop for protecting your phone."
  2. 18

    #2360 Security

    360 Security
    This security and antivirus app will make sure your phone stays free of malware, adware and anything you don't want in your phone. It also features applocks, private browsing and many other features to keep you safe while surfing the internet. 



    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Mark Banks
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "Probably the best android security app I've run across. Easy to use and understand and the junk cleaner is fantastic! A straightforward, powerful app that I highly recommend!"
  3. 13

    #3AVG AntiVirus

    AVG AntiVirus
    AVG Antivirus is a free solution that helps in removing malware and to avoid being infected by trojans, viruses and other malicious software that can harm PCs or mobile phones. Also, it's useful for finding lost phones.
    Software

    Android, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Brenda Mendoza
    Written on October 20, 2017
    "AVG has been a classic antivirus protection for almost as long as I can remember (goodbye Norton). It will help protect your PC against malware and viruses. It doesn't run on a phone though, so it's not great for Anrdoid."
  1. 11

    #4ESET Mobile Secuirty and Antivirus

    ESET Mobile Secuirty and Antivirus

    With ESET's security app you'll get solid malware protection. The interface feels outdated but if you don't mind this, the app is very useful

    Apps

    Android

    Free- Includes micropayments

    Gary Lopez
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "It seems like every week I am hearing from a friend about how they have caught a virus or have been hacked or something of the nature. I wanted to protect myself, and had heard very good reviews of ESET Mobile Security and Antivirus. After checking it out I have to say that I am impressed thus far."
  2. 11

    #5Kaspersky Antivirus and Security

    Kaspersky Antivirus and Security

    A basic but worthwhile app. If you don't have time to configure complex features, the Kaspersky app it's all you need to protect your phone. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Willie Davidson
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "Truthfully, I've never had a virus or any security issues on any of my android devices, and I've owned a ton of them over the years. But maybe that's because I have (surprise!) anti-virus protection. I've used several of them, and some of them can be really annoying and slow down your device, and just eat up a lot of memory. Not Kasperky, though. It's a really light security protection app that won't impact performance or use a lot of RAM. That's why I like it, and why I continue to use it."
  3. 10

    #6McAfee Mobile Security

    McAfee Mobile Security

    McAfee Mobile Security is an app to protect your phone from harmful attacks. The app lets you locate your lost device and speed up your smartphone or tablet. It comes with military grade 256-bit encryption to protect user activity.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Olivia Santos
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "I have personally used McAfee for my virus protection on my smartphones and I mus tsay they are the best. Great price, customer service and user interface available."
  4. 10

    #7Lookout Security & Antivirus

    Lookout Security & Antivirus

    Lookout Security & Antivirus is a safety solution for mobile phones that helps users increase their security with its antivirus, wifi security connection, breach report, and many other features. It can also help users locate their phone.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Crystal Bradley
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "This virus app is one of the best i have ever tried, it protects my android from any kind of virus attack "
  5. 10

    #8Avira Mobile Security

    Avira Mobile Security

    Protect yourself from mobile threats with this security app. You will be able to stop spies from seeing your camera, identify apps that may compromise your privacy, and remove adware from your phone. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    John Turner
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "I was looking for virus protection for my Android, and Avira Mobile Security popped up in a search. It looks promising, but the Spanish-language instructions are a bit daunting..."
  6. 9

    #9Norton Security and Antivirus

    Norton Security and Antivirus

    Norton Security & Antivirus is a security app for Android devices. This tracking app offers you security in order to avoid malware. Also, it offers services if you have lost your phone.    

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    April Wei
    Written on October 20, 2017
    "Norton is what I used on my desktop. It is one of the most reliable antivirus systems out there. Seeing it's trustworthy name on the list of antivirus apps for my android made the search easy. I haven't had problems with it so far."

Summary

Best What are the best virus protection apps for android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Avast MobileApps 31 Free
2360 SecurityApps 18 Free
3AVG AntiVirus Software 13 Free
4ESET Mobile Secuirty and AntivirusApps 11 Free
5Kaspersky Antivirus and SecurityApps 11 Free
6McAfee Mobile SecurityApps 10 Free
7Lookout Security & AntivirusApps 10 Free
8Avira Mobile SecurityApps 10 Free
9Norton Security and AntivirusApps 9 Free
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