5 Best Antivirus for Android Phones in 2016

When it comes to installing security software on your smartphone, there are quite strong reasons to do so. Anyone fraudster can submit apps to Google Play Store without any requirement of approval. After downloading them, user can lose their important data and get compromised due to such apps.

The open characteristics of the Android OS makes it quite susceptible to various kinds of malware which is a potential threat to your privacy.

In case you wish to secure your phone from malicious apps and websites, you may install a security suite to do so. However, these apps don’t prevent theft of your smartphone, still they can help you to lock or wipe all the data from your stolen phone. With anti-theft feature, you can easily locate your smartphone. The feature of call blocking which comes with the security suite is also an added advantage as it prevents nuisance calls and spam messages to avoid any sort of disruption in your daily life.

In this article, we provide you a list of top antivirus apps for your Android smartphone which you can use to secure your phone and your data.

1. ESET Mobile Security & Antivirus

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Considered to be one of the best antivirus company, ESET has attained quite a name when it comes to reliable and low profile program on PCs. The same thing is applied to its Mobile Security and Antivirus version.

This app is free to download and comes with a 30-days trial. Even if the trial ends, you will still get basic protection of your Android phone without upgrading to premium version.

It also has call blocker along with message filter and also provides you secure browsing functions. However, there are no parental controls, encryption or any sort of way to back up your data.

2. AhnLab V3 Mobile Security

With grace period of ten days, you can access all the functionalities of this app before buying this app. This app provides anti-malware, call blocking, different privacy features like history cleaner, a speed booster and a method to hide your photos from your gallery along with anti-theft features.

This app takes very small space and provides all the necessary security to you. Although, it doesn’t come with back up feature to save your personal data. It lacks parental controls along with message filter to save you from spam messages.

3. Bitdefender Mobile Security

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You can use this Mobile Security app free of cost with 14 days usage, after which you have to buy its monthly or yearly subscription.

It comes with anti-theft features and also works better with any wearable device. It also provide web security along with privacy advisor. Its most salient feature is its effective malware scanner.

Although, this app miss the features like call blocking, backup of data and any parental controls.

4. BullGuard Mobile Security and Antivirus

It’s a quite popular app when it comes to mobile security, especially its Mobile Security and Antivirus app. This app is free of cost but in case you require parental controls which includes call and app monitoring along with GPS functions, you have to purchase its premium version.

This antivirus app comes with numerous features such as call blocking, message filter and backup of personal data. However, it does miss safe browsing which is quite necessary as user may accidentally click on malicious websites.

5. Norton Security and Antivirus

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This app comes with a 30-day trial period. However, if the trial has expired, you will still remain protected although you can’t benefit from its premium features.

This app is for both Android and iOS operating software. The variant for apple phones is quite limited such as only providing location of your stolen phone but it doesn’t provide many features which are available for Android based smartphones.

It comes with call blocker, safe browsing along with backup data feature. However, it doesn’t have any parental controls or a message filter.

With this we end our list of top 5 antivirus apps for your Android smartphones. Do let us know about your views and suggestion by commenting in the section below.

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