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Best Antivirus App for Android 2015

Updated on June 5, 2015
Choose a good antivirus for Android phones and tablets
Choose a good antivirus for Android phones and tablets | Source

Android is not as vulnerable as a Windows PC. It is not that easy to attack android devices with malwares and virus. But the situation is changing fast. With the popularity of the Android devices, the hackers are looking forward to enslave millions of users by their tricky, hidden codes. So, you need to have a good antivirus for the ultimate protection of your device and keep your sensitive data secure. We need a good quality antivirus because we keep most of our secret details in our phones.

Here is my list of best antivirus solution available for android phones and tablets. These are not in particular serial or order. Read about these apps and test one or two before making your decision.

Best Android Antivirus Apps according to AVTest Results

Name
Protection (6)
Usabilty(6)
Features (1)
Score
Avira Free Android Security
6
6
1
13
Bit Defender Mobile Security
6
6
1
13
G Data Internet Security
6
6
1
13
Kingsoft Mobile Security
6
6
1
13
KSMobile Clean Master
6
6
1
13
KSMobile CM Security
6
6
1
13
McAffy Mobile Security
6
6
1
13
Qihoo 360
6
6
1
13
Trend Micro
6
6
1
13
Trustgo
6
6
1
13
Score is based upon tests done by AVTest.

Avira Antivirus Security (Free/ $44.99)

Avira is also a “freemium” product. To get maximum protection, you will have to sell out some money. It is not cheap at $49.99. It is known for its high degree of detention rest of malicious contents. But it is not that effective against fishing.

G Data Internet Security (S20.75)

G Data is an expert in malware blocking. But its efficiency is questionable regarding malware removal. It tends to destroy the affected file. The overall package is good. The price of the product is high which not a very good thing is. If you want to test G Data, then you need to download the free version named “G Data Antivirus Free” from the Play Store.

Kingsoft Mobile Security

Kingsoft is from Japan. So, you will see the use of Japanese languages in Play Store. It is one of the most powerful Android antivirus app. Besides having common features, Kingsoft’s antivirus has a data controller too. You can set a predefined amount of data to be spent in a month.

KS Clean Master

The KS Clean Master does not state clearly that it is an antivirus. Actually it is more than an antivirus. Clean Master is a complete solution for your device’s overall protection and health. It has a junk file cleaner, a memory booster and app manager. The underlying antivirus engine is very good and strong.

Bitdefender: An Android antivirus lightest on RAM
Bitdefender: An Android antivirus lightest on RAM

BitDefender Antivirus Free

BitDefender is a no nonsense pure antivirus. There are no fancy or unwanted features in it. It does only one thing that is scanning your device for malicious codes. By removing all those staff, the BitDifender antivirus has become very light weight with low RAM usage. The cloud based engine is one of the most powerful one which detects almost every threat. If you like to have this powerful engine with some extra features, then you need to purchase “BitDefender Mobile Security and Antivirus” app for $9.95/ year.

TrendMicro Mobile Security & Antivirus (Free / Trial / $29.9)


To be competitive in tha market, TrendMicro has focused on Facebook. It can keep you secure even in facebook. You can backup your system data on a free 50MB cloud storage space. TrendMicro has a paid version with all the features and a free one with limited functions. You will get 3 day free trial of the premium features. After the trial period the free functions will continue to work as usual. But alas, the free version is too limited to use effectively.

Trendmicro Screen
Trendmicro Screen

360 Mobile Security – Antivirus

Developer Qihoo’s 360 Mobile Security is one of the most popular antivirus app available for Android. One of the main reasons of its immense popularity is its being totally free. The user interface looks elegant. The app is a powerful one. There is a hot fix feature in 360 Mobile which fixes the Android security vulnerabilities by one click. Besides giving real time protection 360 Mobile Security has also a privacy advisor feature to guide the user. There is a built in idle app cleaner in it. There is also an unwanted call blocker. This app is no doubt is one of the best among the lot. There is a junk cleaner too.

Qihoo 360 Mobile Security
Qihoo 360 Mobile Security

Kingsoft Mobile Security

Kingsoft is from Japan. So, you will see the use of Japanese languages in Play Store. It is one of the most powerful Android antivirus app. Besides having common features, Kingsoft’s antivirus has a data controller too. You can set a predefined amount of data to be spent in a month.

Norton Security antivirus (Free/ $29.99)

Norton is a respected name in the PC security sector. The mobile version of the antivirus is also a very good one. The free version has many functions. Even one can get the anti theft facility in the free version which fades the interest in the $29.99 paid version.

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TrustGo Mobile Security

TrustGo is a trusted tool. It is totally free. It has all the essential features. There is a good anti theft system with camera backup, cloud support etc. TrustGo is better than some big names, but it is still relatively unknown among the people.

Lookout Security & Antivirus

Lookout is one of the most popular antivirus available for android phones and tablets. It has a very good malware protection engine which ensures your devices safety. It has a lot of features set including a back up tool.

Dr. Web is a great Android Antivirus App
Dr. Web is a great Android Antivirus App

Dr. Web Antivirus Light (Free/ $75)

Dr. Web antivirus has a very steep price tag. $75 is a lot for an Android app, but it is for one time only. It does not have any monthly or yearly recurrent payment system. The free version of the app is light and includes the basic functionalities. Despite of its high price, more than 10,000 people has purchased it.

AVG Anti-Virus Security Free

AVG is a well known name in the free antivirus market. They are in the market long before arrival of android. The good thing about this app is that it is 100% free. The app has all the staffs like web security, malware scanning, task killer, mobile tracking etc.

Kaspersky Mobile Security

Kaspersky Internet Security (Free/ $9.99 per year)

Kaspersky is a respected brand in computer antivirus industry. There are a lot of people who uses this program in their PC. Well, they have an Android version, too. The app offers decent level of protection. It has usual features like call filters, anti-theft system, remote wiping etc. To get all the functions, you need to pay. The price tag is not too high for a premium quality antivirus solution. The paid version will enable cloud based main Kaspersky engine which has an uncanny rate of success in detecting and destroying virus and malware.

McAfee Antivirus & Security (Free/ $29.99)

McAfee is also a well known antivirus service from the world of the PC. It is one of the best in the lot. It does perfectly what it is made for by detecting viruses perfectly. The great antivirus engine has been praised by a lot of users. It has a free and a premium version. All the privacy and anti-theft related features are available in it. The backup feature is too good. There is also individual app locking and multiple profile making functions. But, the app is expensive and it will go against its popularity. There are also some minor bug reports too.

Avast! Mobile Security
Avast! Mobile Security

Avast! Mobile Security (Free/ $1.99 monthly / $14.99 yearly)

Most of the PC users have heard about Avast due to their PC antivirus software. They have an android app too. It has a free version with most of the features. You need to purchase the subscription for getting all the features. The antivirus is strong and it has a very good anti theft system. The paid version have extra functions like app locking, ad detecting, password checking, geo fencing, Remote Data Recovery etc.

NQ Mobile Security & Antivirus

NQ antivirus is a good one, but they are known to show false warnings. The app is free, but you cannot update 100% without some purchasing. It uses a cloud based antivirus engine with good detection rate.

Sophos
Sophos

Sophos Free Antivirus & Security

Sophos is a relatively unknown antivirus product yet it has managed to score more than 1,00000 downloads. It is lightweight and so does not tax your phone much. Sophos has a unique clean and simple interface. It has all the usual features like privacy and security protection, internet security, malware detection, spam filter, app killer, USSD code protection, etc.

Comodo Mobile Security & Antivirus Free

Comodo security is also 100% free. The antivirus has an anti-malware engine which performs perfectly. It helps to protect your data and your privacy. There is a health check feature which checks and warns the user about your device's overall health. There are other features like task killer, call and SMS blocker, etc.

I think I have tried my best to give you a good collection of great antivirus apps for Android. I have kept my reviews short for your convenient and quick reading. To get all these apps just point to the Google play-store and search for the required app name. Feel free to drop your queries inside the comment box.

These are the best Android antivirus apps available on Google Play Stor in 2015. We will update this hub with some recent great apps. Keep in touch with us.

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      Ali Absar 11 months ago

      AV Test Antivirus Apps definitely protect your android Phone but you would be right chose that help you to use clean, fastest and secure phone ever.