The best security apps for Android phones
If you feel unprotected on your Android phone and you fear that your personal contacts, your photos and all the data can be stolen by hackers or common thieves, then you need one of these apps (or more than one).
I collected the best security apps for Android devices to select the best that fits for you.
A great free security software against viruses, spyware and other malware. It can also locate your phone and filter your calls to let the spammers and unwanted out.
AVG has two versions, the free one and the Pro which is more complete. It can protect you from viruses, malware and will let you remotely wipe the data if your phone is stolen.
This is one of the most famous antivirus, now on Android. It will remove viruses and malware and wipe your phone’s data if stolen. There is also a free version of the app.
McAfee Antivirus & Security
Another security giant on Android. you can use the free trial and remove malware, lock applications, track your device and filter unwanted calls and SMS.
It’s a typical security app for Android that will save you from malware and viruses. Security features are free but you have to pay for full protection.
Webroot Security & Antivirus
We choose Premier but there is a free version too. It will save you from malware and will scan all applications downloaded to your device to check for phishing scams.
Kaspersky Mobile Security
Kaspersky gives you a lot in a low price. It offers real time cloud protection and it has a lite version. It will filter your calls and locate your phone too.
A free security app that secures the web browsing and scans for malware. It will also back up your data and will wipe out everything if a thief inputs the wrong password three times.
This app is to let you secure your password. It keeps all the sensitive data in one place and ensures malicious hackers can’t access it.
A special app to find your phone if it is stolen. It will let you wipe all data remotely, see your phone on the map and alert people with an alarm.
|App||Price||Anti-Virus||Anti-malware||Password Protection||Phone locator||Call - SMS filter||Back up||Other Features||Size||Download|
|Avast Mobile Security||Free||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No||Network Meter, Apps Manager, Widget,||5.7MB||Google Play|
|AVG Antivirus Security||10.99€||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Apps||Task killer, App Locker, Safe Web Surfing, Performance Monitoring,||Varies||Google Play|
|Norton Security Antivirus||29.99€||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Contacts||Scream alarm, SIM lock, Remotely wipe information, multiple devices||6.3MB||Google Play|
|McAfee Antivirus & Security||29.99€||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Data||Safe Mobile Web Surfing, Device Lock, Remotely Wipe Data||7.2MB||Google Play|
|Lookout Security||29.99€||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No||Contacts||Scream alarm||Varies||Google Play|
|Webroot Security & Antivirus||15.57€||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No||Battery Monitor, Device Wipe, Scream alarm||3.5MB||Google Play|
|Kaspersky Mobile Security||04.95€||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No||Cloud-enabled protection||5.7MB||Google Play|
|TrustGo Antivirus and Mobile Security||Free||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No||Data||System Manager, Privacy Guard,||3.8MB||Google Play|
|mSecure Password Manager||07.99€||No||No||Yes||No||No||Passwords||Password Manager, Auto-sync, Auto-login, Hacking Protection||8.9MB||Google Play|
|SeekDroid Antitheft & Security||03.87€||No||No||No||Yes||No||No||Multiple devices, Remotely wipe||0.2MB||Google Play|