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Top Five Antivirus Software For Android Devices
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The viral popularity and increasing market share of Android devices has gained the attention of the authors of viruses and malware. Frequent Internet browsing and downloading of data make these devices exposed to the threats in form of viruses, malware and Trojans. Use of various apps to interact with World Wide Web keeps the possibility of infection high. It is highly probable that your device contracts infection while downloading an attachment, text or images or while browsing a malicious site..

A virus infection can cause serious issues on your device. Loss of data and system malfunctioning are the major results of a virus attack. Icons from the display menu could also disappear due to a virus or malware attack. You are at risk of losing your mails and messages and there is only a slim chance of getting them back. Before anything like this happens to your smartphone it is wise to consider installing antivirus software on your Android device to keep it away from such threats.

Following are the five leading free antivirus software for your Android device:

1. Lookout Mobile Security

Lookout Mobile Security is one of the leading antivirus programs that keep a vigilant eye on the threats targeting your device. It keeps monitoring the device including all applications and scans it on a daily or weekly basis. This application also features "search my phone" utility that shows where your phone is located. It not only keeps away viruses and malware but also takes backup of your important data automatically.

Details:

• Version: 5.5.1

• Requires Android: 1.5 and up

• Size: 1.1 M

2. Super Security

Super Security is another leading antivirus program recommended by experts for your Android device. This security app can be downloaded from the Android Market without paying any license fee. It can also be directly downloaded and installed on the registered Android device.

Super Security provides cloud based antivirus support to protect your device from viruses and malware. It hides your data in strongbox and thus defeats the malicious objectives of such threats. Other important features of this security app include: missing device find back, task manager, anti malware, software manager, strongbox and community based antivirus engine.

• Version: 3.85

• Requires Android: 1.5 and up

• Size: 313 KB

3. SmrtGuard Mobile Security

SmrtGuard Mobile Security is a free antivirus program that secures your device from viruses, spyware and spam along with other similar online threats. By installing this program on your Android device you stay relaxed as all your private data remains backed up and protected automatically. If you lose your device ever than this app will help you locate and recover the device.

• Version: 3.85

• Requires Android: 1.5 and up

• Size: 313 KB

4. AVG antivirus

AVG Mobilation is a free antivirus app for the Android smartphone and tablet. It automatically detects viruses, malware, malicious mails and messages and protects the device real time. It can also help you find a lost or stolen phone via GoogleMap. This app is also helpful in improving the speed and performance of your device. Moreover, it locks and wipes your device to protect your privacy in case it is lost or stolen.

• Version: 2.6

• Requires Android: 1.5 and up

• Size: 2.1 Mb

5. Virus Terminator (Anti virus)

This is rated as the one of the most effective and best antivirus software available for Android devices. It provides complete protection to smartphones from a variety of mobile phone viruses, malware, trojans, and other malicious threats. It provides real-time monitoring, scanning, interception of your device and effective blocking of threats. The database update of Virus Terminator ensures that you remain protected from viruses, malware, Trojan, spyware and other mobile security threats.

• Version: 1.0.9

• Requires Android: 1.5 and up

• Size: 585 KB


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