Smartphones and tablets are among the most frequent targets for hackers who could cause damage to devices or even steal personal information. Antivirus software safeguards devices against malware and corrupted apps. Many top antivirus programs offer extra features to help you ensure that your tablet or phone is secure. This could include a password manager or a virtual private network (VPN), or even an app lock that requires a passcode to open apps. Certain devices come with an ability to locate your device in the event that it is stolen or lost.
Certain apps data room are completely free, while others offer a premium tier that offers features such as the use of a VPN or an identity theft protection service. These premium apps usually cost between $15 and $30 annually and some even have an annual subscription which gives you unlimited access to their services.
Norton Mobile Security is the most popular antivirus app available for android. It has received top scores in independent tests and comes with a host of security features that include an anti-theft option as well as a superior malware detection capabilities, and a low drain on resources. It also detects malware and ransomware that could erase or encrypt your data, and comes with an extremely useful feature called Camera Trap, which snaps the photo of anyone who tries to penetrate your device.
Kaspersky is another highly-rated alternative. It is almost perfect in its malware detection rates and has minimal impact on performance. It offers a variety of security features, like call filtering and Wear OS support. A Wi-Fi network scan is available to block devices from connecting to unsafe networks. It may not have the same features as the other apps listed in this roundup, but it is free and has no ads.