Do you use net banking, store valuable data on your Android device, or do have confidential data which you would like to protect against all threats? Here are some of the best android security apps available for android mobiles and tablet pc protecting you against viruses, malicious threats, and stolen/lost threats.
Android Security Apps
From the creators of Avast Antivirus for PC, avast! Mobile Security is a fully featured, and one of the best free antivirus and security app available for Android platform. Despite being a free app, it has a lot of features which are usually available in paid android security apps.
Here are some of the notable features of this app:
- Remote cell phone tracker and locator
- Anti-Theft which is a hidden component giving ability to control the device via SMS or Web
- Ability to measure incoming and outgoing data transfers
- Automatically scans each URL that loads and warns if it has malware
- Automatically corrects mistyped URLs.
- SMS and Call filtering
- Firewall and good user interface
AVG Antivirus Free is a very good alternative for avast! Mobile Security, which is also available for free. AVG Antivirus helps protect your android device from viruses effectively with its virus and malware protection and real time app scanner.
The app also has phone locator feature making it possible to find or locate the stolen device via Google Maps. Moreover, AVG Antivirus Free has also ability to perform local wipe of the device to protect the user’s privacy.
Lookout Security & Antivirus keeps Android tablets and phones safely and securely by providing essential protection against viruses, theft and loss. This app is available for free, but, for complete protection, an upgrade to Lookout Premium for $2.99/month is required. It should be noted that all downloads include a FREE two-week trial of Lookout Premium with no credit card required.
mSecure Password Manager is a paid security app for android. This app can be used to store passwords and private information securely. The app is very handy as it safeguards your web site login details, bank account and credit cards, and other sensitive information. So, that even in case if your device is stolen, you don’t have to worry much about your data as it will be safeguarded by the mSecure – Password Manager.
Do you have apps installed in your android device which you would like to protect from others? APP Lock is a free security app for android which enables you to protect the installed apps by setting a password or pattern. APP Lock, is a very easy and strong application lock tool available free of cost!
SMS Lock is a free android security app to protect SMS & MMS. This app comes in handy when you don’t want anyone else to read your SMS. The app works on Android system level to provide full privacy protection to your short message box. When enabled, there will be lock pattern protection when opening short message box.
Clean Master is an easy and effective free android app providing comprehensive cleaning methods to clean system cache, unused files, privacy history and app packages. Moreover, this app can effectively be used to kill the running tasks, therefore releasing system resources like RAM to improve your device performance.
Gallery Lock is one of the most popular android security apps available for free which can be used to hide pics and videos. You can now hide all your personal pics, videos, etc. with this app and protect the access to them by using a strong password or pattern.
Unlike, Gallery Lock, File Hide Expert, can be used to hide any files like pictures, audio, videos, or entire folders which you don’t want anyone else to see. All the hidden pictures and videos are disappeared from the gallery and video player, after you hide them using the app. But, once you unhide them, they appear again. We can also set password to even prevent others from using this app.
There is also a paid version of this app, which has a lot of good features worth checking.
Do you use Dropbox, Microsoft SkyDrive or Google Drive often? If yes, then check out this BoxCryptor app which is available for free. It adds a layer of security by encrypting your files, and even access the encrypted files.