Viruses and malware can infect your Android mobile via many different ways. Hackers can send malware to you through your network, via SMS or email or install apps from the Google Play Store with dangerous permissions. After installing the most effective anti-malware program, your device will be fairly secure. However, just like any security tool, it is important to monitor it in order to keep out future threats.
Thankfully there are several good Android antivirus scanner options available there to help secure your phone from malware and hackers. Norton, for example, is an excellent choice, achieving full marks in tests by independent labs, and providing an impressive set of security features including a privacy score on all applications as well as a password manager and a Wi-Fi scanner. It comes with a feature which locates the stolen phone and it can remotely set off the alarm or wipe data. Its basic protection is free, but you can pay a monthly or yearly cost to stop the ads if you need more features.
Avast is another option to protect your Android mobile. Avast’s security features include an app privacy scan that evaluates apps based on how they protect personal data as well as a photo vault and password vault. It also blocks phishing websites. Its malware detection rate is very high as are its additional features like a junk-cleaner and an identity theft threat scanner.