The Best Mobile Antivirus

The best mobile antivirus offers top-quality malware protection and has a minimal impact on device performance. It should have an easy-to-use user interface, as well as additional features such as anti-theft tools and app lock. It shouldn’t be overly expensive, especially because Android users can download apps from a variety of sources, in contrast to Apple devices, which require strict App Store approvals.

Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus, now known as Kaspersky Security and Antivirus, received perfect scores on independent tests and boasts an easy and clean interface. Its free tier is ad-free. It does not oblige you to upgrade. However, it does require an internet connection. The paid plan includes call blocking, Android Wear and a robust set of anti-theft functions. It’s not equipped with features that other apps provide, such as an internet scanner for Wi-Fi and privacy tools.

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus has a powerful and feature-rich application. Its malware protection was top-notch in our independent testing. It features a clean and easy-to-use interface, and its alerts are concise, clear and informative. It requires a reliable internet connection to check for malware, and it is prone to false positives.

Lookout Mobile Security, now being rebranded as Lookout Security and Antivirus or Lookout Personal, was one of the first antivirus applications for Android. It’s still a top choice because of its simple interface security, identity protection, and subscription pricing that isn’t difficult to understand. The free tier offers blocking of calls and SMS and device scanning and anti-theft. The premium tier offers real-time protection and a safe web browser.