The virus scanners are only tiny pieces of the protection system for your phone. It’s essential to consider other features, such as call/text blocking as well as parental controls and anti-theft protection. You’ll need to choose an antivirus that’s not heavy on your device’s performance and doesn’t demand lots of battery power.
Bitdefender is a good choice, as its protection capabilities have been confirmed by independent lab tests and our own internal testing. It also has other options, like cameras that can take photos of anyone attempting to gain access to your smartphone. Its free version has pretty good basic protection and the price for subscriptions is fairly low.
AVG is a good alternative with a great detection rate and a host of features that make it a top pick in our tests. It’s a well-known name in the field of security and it scored maximum scores in both our lab and hands-on tests for Android malware protection. It also has a robust anti-theft feature that lets you locate the phone remotely, lock it and wipe your phone in the event of theft.
Quick Heal Quick Heal, a different popular app, utilizes the Avast engine (Avast acquired AVG in 2016). It’s a comprehensive security package that includes virus scanning, ad blocking junk-cleaning, and a boost to RAM that increase the performance of your device. It also includes an account manager for passwords and dark web monitoring tools.