Best Mobile Antivirus and Security Programs

With smartphones being employed for personal and business banking and for storing sensitive data It’s crucial that devices are properly protected against threats to security, such as mobile malware. There are many antivirus and security software programs that can help protect your mobile device.

Bitdefender is a top choice for Android. Its app scanning features received full praise in the latest AV Test roundup and AV Comparatives stated that it protects you against 99.9% threats. Bitdefender also comes with a host of other features, such as call blocking and an anti-theft system that can remotely locate your phone.

Another antivirus that is highly rated is Trend Micro Mobile Security, that has passed multiple independent testing labs with flying colors and defends against 100% of known threats. The program includes various other features, including a privacy scan for Facebook that alerts you if your profile settings reveal too much data. It also includes parental controls and performance optimization utilities.

Google Play Protect is another option for mobile protection. It checks your tablet or smartphone and compares it with the Google Play Store and catches any apps that are hacked or contaminated with malicious software. The free version can be used to clear out junk files on older devices and boost performance. A paid version comes with more advanced features.

Avast offers many of the same features as its rival, including file and app scanning as well as anti-theft. The program is available for a free trial period and is supported by ads, and the premium versions have more features and without ads.