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7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by funmyade(f): 11:09am On Jul 06, 2017
1. 360 Security– Antivirus Boosts


This full-featured and free application can do everything you expect of an antivirus Android app. It can clean your device by simply scanning and removing threats.

PROS

Totally free with ad support.
Scans and deletes threats and keeps an eye out for others with features like privacy adviser.
Has functionality to clean devices from old files left behind by apps, corrupted files, and other trash that should be gone.
Built in data monitor for those who need that.


CONS

It lacks some anti-theft features like some of these other apps.

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Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by funmyade(f): 11:10am On Jul 06, 2017
2. Trust Go Antivirus and Mobile Security


This one takes a more simplistic approach as it does not offer too many extended features like other apps.

PROS

Includes your standard antivirus and anti-malware scanning features.
Secure web browsing features are included.
Data backup and device location services are also included.
Candid Camera Thief ID is pretty much what it sounds like. Take a picture of those thieves!

CONS

You may have problems uninstalling this one because of the security features. It’s doable but tedious.

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Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by funmyade(f): 11:11am On Jul 06, 2017
3. AVAST Mobile Security


Avast is a well-known antivirus company for PC and its Android offering is also above average in most areas including it’s pricing.

PROS

It does everything an antivirus should do
It puts the pricing information in the Google Play Store description.
It has features for root users including firewall services.

CONS

Probably won’t work well on older or low spec devices.

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Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by funmyade(f): 11:14am On Jul 06, 2017
4. AVG Antivirus Security


The AVG Antivirus app comes in two types: that is free and Pro. The free version has a fairly basic set of features while the paid version has most of the extended features.

PROS

The free version comes with the basics like antivirus, anti-phishing, and anti-malware.
With over 100 million installs and a 4.4 rating, sometimes, you can trust the public on what apps are good.
The paid version comes with a host of unique and advanced features like app backup, app locks and SIM locking.
Anti-theft features are in both free and paid versions.
Several other features.

CONS

Most secure browsing features are locked to the home Android browser that most people don’t use.
It is quite complex to operate.

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Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by funmyade(f): 11:15am On Jul 06, 2017
5. Bitdefender Antivirus (Free)


PROS

Very simple! Just install, run the scan, remove the crap, and the app sits and waits for more threats.
Antivirus, anti-malware and anti-phishing.
Very light so it’s great for older devices and that also means a shorter permissions list.
Free.

CONS

If you need more features and more protection, look elsewhere.

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Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by funmyade(f): 11:15am On Jul 06, 2017
6. CM Security


CM Security is a newer Android antivirus app. It has a lot of features and they are generally ones you’d have to pay for in other apps.

PROS

Antivirus, anti-malware, and safe browsing features baked in.
Anti-theft functionality includes Google Maps integration, picture taking support, and scream mode.
Currently boasts a 100% detection rate.
Light on system resources makes it good for older devices.

CONS

Non that we know of.

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Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by funmyade(f): 11:16am On Jul 06, 2017
7. Dr WEB AntiVirus


It is one of the more expensive options on this list, but Dr Web antivirus does not operate on a subscription service, so that’s a big plus over the long haul. With the free version, you get basic antivirus and anti-malware protection along with basic device protection.

PROS

Free version includes antivirus, anti-malware, and device protection including a service that lets you know when something is accessing your device storage.
Paid version includes anti-theft, anti-spam and cloud checker services.
Low system specification requirement makes it good for older devices.

CONS

For $75, it’s too expensive even if it is for a lifetime license.
If you’re looking for more features, prepare to pay for them.

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Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by funmyade(f): 11:18am On Jul 06, 2017
Source: http://bestmobileltd.com/academy/7-google-android-apps-to-secure-your-android-phones-from-virus/

Good apps, but do android phones really need them. My Tecno CX for instance gets regular updates to forestall attacks and lagging

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Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by Iamdemola(m): 11:21am On Jul 06, 2017
funmyade:
Source: http://bestmobileltd.com/academy/7-google-android-apps-to-secure-your-android-phones-from-virus/

Good apps, but do android phones really need them. My Tecno CX for instance gets regular updates to forestall attacks and lagging

Nice one OP. You just spoke my mind here, with the regular updates and upgrades of OS, do we really need antivirus for own phones? I have just updated my Tecno L9+ too and I don't have any antivirus software on it.

cc lalasticlala, Mynd44, ishilove, Seun kindly move to FP abeg. let us learn.

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Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by Ennyholar: 11:42am On Jul 06, 2017
Gbayi OP
Have been looking for this kinda apps.
Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by paolokonqueror(m): 11:51am On Jul 06, 2017
The importance of Antivirus on your phone cannot be exaggerated
Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by MizMyColi(f): 12:01pm On Jul 06, 2017
but sorry o.
does android have virus too
??

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Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by shiftback: 12:45pm On Jul 06, 2017
MizMyColi:
but sorry o.
does android have virus too
??
The traditional virus problems of the kind you might see on Windows or Mac computers do no affect mobile platforms in the same way because of the way they were designed.
According to the folks at Google, There is absolutely no need to install any antivirus app whatsoever on your Android smartphone. However, most of these antivirus apps like the one listed by OP listed offer much more than just antivirus. The antivirus is usually just one component of the Android protection packages. So a stand-alone Antivirus app is not necessary tbh but it is a good-to-have feature as part of a bigger package. Such packages often include easy-to-use backup features for user’s data, privacy protection like sim lock, app lock and remote wipe in case the phone gets lost, etc.

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Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by Iamdemola(m): 2:15pm On Jul 06, 2017
shiftback:

The traditional virus problems of the kind you might see on Windows or Mac computers do no affect mobile platforms in the same way because of the way they were designed.
According to the folks at Google, There is absolutely no need to install any antivirus app whatsoever on your Android smartphone. However, most of these antivirus apps like the one listed by OP listed offer much more than just antivirus. The antivirus is usually just one component of the Android protection packages. So a stand-alone Antivirus app is not necessary tbh but it is a good-to-have feature as part of a bigger package. Such packages often include easy-to-use backup features for user’s data, privacy protection like sim lock, app lock and remote wipe in case the phone gets lost, etc.

hmmm so in essence they are antivirus by name but not by nature?

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Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by tsunade1979: 3:24pm On Jul 06, 2017
I'll go for AVAST Mobile Security it's tested from my phone...

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Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by Leonbonapart(m): 6:58am On Jul 07, 2017
They are the virus themselves

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Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by Digimiles: 7:00am On Jul 07, 2017
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Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by LordVoldemort(m): 7:00am On Jul 07, 2017
Leonbonapart:
They are the virus themselves

gadgetsngs:


Exactly, I can not even imagine me downloading any of those shits

Those poo do more damage to your phone. They slow the phone down unnecessarily

Your phone Is better without any of those poo

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Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by gadgetsngs: 7:03am On Jul 07, 2017
Leonbonapart:
They are the virus themselves

Exactly, I can not even imagine me downloading any of those shits
Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by femi4: 7:06am On Jul 07, 2017
8. Stubborn Trojan remover

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Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by femi4: 7:08am On Jul 07, 2017
gadgetsngs:


Exactly, I can not even imagine me downloading any of those shits
Hope you don't enter shits website, else your phone will turn to shits for refusing to download and install any of those shits above
Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by DjAndroid: 7:08am On Jul 07, 2017
Which one be Google android? Abi we get Microsoft Android before?
Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by openmine(m): 7:10am On Jul 07, 2017
wat about NQ Mobile Security & Antivirus

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Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by CzarChris(m): 7:12am On Jul 07, 2017
funmyade:
6. CM Security


CM Security is a newer Android antivirus app. It has a lot of features and they are generally ones you’d have to pay for in other apps.

PROS

Antivirus, anti-malware, and safe browsing features baked in.
Anti-theft functionality includes Google Maps integration, picture taking support, and scream mode.
Currently boasts a 100% detection rate.
Light on system resources makes it good for older devices.

CONS

Non that we know of.
CM security is the best of the best
Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by AntiNigerian: 7:15am On Jul 07, 2017
This your post is incomplete without ESET ANTIVIRUS . In fact it should be No. 1
Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by eluquenson(m): 7:23am On Jul 07, 2017
I don't see any essence of downloading all this app mentioned, they are just a mere ad platform.
Ever since i have been using android phone = Tab, i hardly have issues relating to virus or malware.

Anyway, some might find it cool on their gadget.
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Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by asumo12: 7:24am On Jul 07, 2017
openmine:
wat about NQ Mobile Security & Antivirus


OP won't answer u ooo! But NQ suppose be number 1 on that list tho
Re: 7 Google Android Apps To Secure Your Android Phones From Virus by Nobody: 7:24am On Jul 07, 2017
viruses don't attack andriod. stop putting apps that will lag ur phone

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