Best Security Apps for Android Devices

Recent data breaches and virus attacks have raised questions over security. While some might still debate why they need a security app on their device, others know very well that your phones contain all kind of sensitive information. To protect it, you need some sort of anti-virus or anti-malware app in your phone. Here are some of the best Security Apps for Android.

#1  CM Security

Clean Master is everything you would want in a security app. It offers basic anti-virus and browsing protection along with battery saving, privacy protection for apps as well as a whole lot of other features. It is free though displays ads which you can remove by paying $0.99c each month.

#2  Kaspersky Internet Security

Kaspersky Internet Security

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You might already be familiar with the desktop version of Kaspersky anti-virus but the Android app of it offers a lot more. Along with anti-virus, it also offers anti-theft, call and text control and anti-phishing features. The app also provides you real-time web protection but for the entire package you need to buy the premium version which comes at a cost of $14.95 a year. Moreover, if you wish to add more devices you can do so by paying $5 per device for a year.

#3  Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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Malwarebytes combines a simple interface with best class protection against malware. It offers real-time protection free of cost and since it is focused on one thing only- it takes relatively lesser space. It also offers a simple privacy audit option that scans all the apps on your device and puts them into different categories making your job easier.

#4  Avast Antivirus and Security

Avast Antivirus and Security

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From virus to malware protection, Avast Antivirus & Security provides a host of features for your Android device. It has a web shield that scans URLs for malware as well as scans your apps to see what they are doing. It also offers a host of other features such as an app lock or PIN protect for apps or blacklisting and call blocking options. It can also scan Wi-Fi. However, the app locking feature is only available for two apps. To use more of its features you have to subscribe to a ‘Pro’ version which comes at a cost.

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