Hackers are targeting Android users in droves, thanks to the rise of ransomware and crypto-mining. Millions of dollars were stolen, identities compromised and computing power lent to cybercriminals over the last few years alone. Fortunately, an antivirus software for android can protect your devices from a variety of threats. Find an application that is simple, intuitive and easy to install, and comes with extra features such as tools for optimization of your system as well as theft protection and parental controls.
Avast Mobile Security has a excellent reputation in the field 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 detection is top notch with minimal impact on performance. It also comes with call blocker, VPN, junk cleaner, photo vault, Wi-Fi network security RAM boost, anti-theft, web shield, and many more features.
Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus is another good option for absolute protection at a low cost. Its malware detection is effective with minimal battery consumption. It also comes with the ability to block calls, Wear OS support, and other extras. The only downside is it’s not as user-friendly of its rivals and does not offer a money-back guarantee.
AhnLab is a company from South Korea, is another excellent option. It scored near-perfectly in my labs and hands-on tests but it’s a bit less user-friendly interface. It’s not as active in social media or community forums as other apps on this list. However, it has great detection rates for Android malware, according to AV-Test and AV-Comparatives (but it hasn’t yet been evaluated by either lab since the year 2015).