A lot of these are free. It is important to select one that has good malware detection rates, and that doesn’t drain your battery or slow down your device.
Avast Free Mobile Security is one of the best. Its scores for protection are high in tests, and it does an excellent job of finding viruses and does not eat up battery life or resources. It also has a feature that makes apps require a PIN to open. This helps protect them from malware that could launch them automatically, potentially stealing sensitive information. The only drawback is that it includes advertisements however, you can pay a monthly or annual fee to get rid of these ads.
Lookout mobile security is one of the oldest antivirus applications available for Android. It provides an excellent level of protection. Its simplicity, its clean interface, and absence of ads are some of the reasons for its popularity. Its free version includes basic features, including scanning for malware and blocking websites that are phishing.
McAfee Mobile Security, another excellent antivirus program. Its ‘anti-theft’ features are incredibly effective that allow you to locate the stolen device remotely and lock it or wipe its data. Its other highlights include a junk removal tool, a RAM boost and a Wi-Fi scanner. The only issue is its dependence on a connection to the internet and slow performance during a security scan.