Virus scanners make up one small piece of the protection system for your phone. It’s important to also consider other features, such as blocking texts and calls as well as parental controls and anti-theft protection. You’ll want to find an antivirus that’s not demanding on your device’s performance and doesn’t consume a much battery power.
Bitdefender is a good choice, as its protection capabilities have been confirmed by independent lab testing and our own internal tests. It has a number of other features, including cameras that can take an image of anyone trying to get into your smartphone. Its free version offers the best level of protection, and the subscription data room price is reasonable.
AVG is another good option, with excellent detection and a host of features that make it a top choice in our tests. It’s a well-known brand in the world of antivirus, and scored the highest scores in both our hands-on and lab tests for Android malware protection. It comes with a powerful antitheft feature that allows you to locate the phone remotely, lock and erase your phone in the case of theft.
Quick Heal is a different popular application that runs on the Avast antivirus engine (Avast bought AVG back in 2016). It’s a great all-round security tool that includes antivirus scanning, ad blocking junk-cleaning, and a boost in RAM that will increase the performance of your device. It also comes with the ability to manage passwords as well as dark web monitoring tools.