As technology advances, so do the threats to the devices. Nowadays, everyone is equipped with smartphones, which are just like mini computers in your hands.
They can do everything that a computer can — emailing, document editing, internet browsing, downloading, uploading and other activities. Besides, the Android store can be used to download interactive apps and software, which add more functionality to the phone and make it more useful. However, this growth in technology has brought its side effects with it; that is the threat of viruses and other malware.
As the Internet has become accessible on every device, emails and open source apps have become downloadable on every phone, there is an inherent threat of virus and malware attacks to your phone. This might happen by inadvertently opening certain infected sites from your browser that can infect the device or it might be a targeted attack from an individual or a group with the intent of gaining access to your personal information on the phone. As a result of this possibility of attack, antivirus software has become a necessity for phones these days. It is no longer a matter of choice, but a serious requirement in order to secure your device from virus and malware attacks and infections. Some of the most common and effective antivirus software for phones have been listed below.
This is a widely used antivirus, which is highly effective against viruses and malware in phones. There is the mobile version of the computer antivirus software that has been custom made, to protect the phones from viruses. It renders protection from internet viruses by barring certain websites from opening, checks downloads before downloading and checks any new app that is to be downloaded and installed from the play store. The AVG antivirus also conducts a custom scan of the phone and all the directories in order to make sure that files are not affected by any virus already. You can avail it free of cost, though the paid version is more effective and has additional protective features. Often considered the best antivirus, this app is a must have, for every mobile user.
This is another great antivirus software that is being used widely and is highly effective against viruses and trojans. It primarily scans the phone and its documents and ensures that no viruses are present in it. QuickHeal checks every file that is transferred from an external source to the mobile and prevents any corrupted file from entering the system. It also works against Internet-downloaded files for possible threats. Like AVG, QuickHeal is also available for free.
Not as popular as the two above, the Avast is nonetheless effective against virus attacks. AVG or QuickHeal is used popularly, but you may use Avast if you are not a heavy user of the Internet and do not have a high tendency to download random files or visit random sites. It comes free, but upgrading to the premium version with a few extra bucks can really enhance the protection.