Hackers are targeting Android users in a masse because of the rise of ransomware attacks and crypto-mining. Millions of dollars have been stolen and identities compromised, as well as computing power given away to cybercriminals over the last few years alone. Fortunately, an antivirus program for android can protect your devices from a variety of threats. Look for an app that is easy to set up, intuitive and includes additional features like tools for optimizing your system including anti-theft security, parental controls.
Avast Mobile Security has a well-known reputation in the world of security on the Internet. Its Android version has a full suite of protection with a free version and affordable subscription plans that offer complete protection for your mobile device/s, PC and laptop/tablet/computer. Its malware protection is superb with little impact on performance. It also includes call blocker, VPN, junk cleaner, photo vault, Wi-Fi network security, RAM increase, anti-theft, web shield and other features.
Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus offers absolute security at a low cost. Its malware detection functions well with minimal battery consumption. It also comes with an ability to block calls, Wear OS support, and other additional features. The only drawback is that it’s not as user-friendly, and doesn’t include a an unconditional money-back guarantee.
AhnLab from South Korea is another strong choice, with a near-perfect score in my hands-on tests and labs but it’s a little less intuitive interface. It’s not as active on social media or community forums like other apps on this listing. According to AV Test and AV Comparatives, it has high detection rates for Android malware.