Smartphones and tablets are a major target for hackers, who could cause damage to devices or even steal personal information. Antivirus software protects devices from malware and corrupted applications. A lot of top antivirus programs provide additional features that help ensure that your tablet or phone is safe. They could include a password manager as well as a virtual private networks (VPN) or an app lock that requires a passcode to access apps. Some of them have an anti-theft device to track your device if it gets lost or stolen.
Some applications are free, but some offer a paid version that comes with features such as a VPN and identity theft protection. These premium apps usually cost around $15 to $30 per year Some also offer one-year subscriptions that give users unlimited access to their services.
Norton Mobile Security is the most popular antivirus application for android. It has received the top scores in independent tests and comes with a wide array of security features, including an anti-theft feature, excellent malware detection abilities, and a low consumption of resources. It can also detect ransomware, as well as other malware threats, and wipe or encode files. A useful feature called Camera Trap snaps a picture of anyone who is trying to get into your phone.
Another option that is highly rated is Kaspersky, which boasts almost perfect malware detection rates and has a minimal impact on performance. It comes with a range of other security options such as call filtering and Wear OS support. A Wi-Fi network scan is also available to block devices from connecting to unsafe networks. It might not have the same features as the other apps listed in this roundup, but it is free and has no ads.