There have been several Google Play Market malware scares in the recent past. Google responded by introducing Bouncer a while back, but it never hurts to add a good Android antivirus app for extra protection. But which apps offer the best protection that you should install on your Galaxy S3?
Independent testing authority AV-TEST Labs has just posted the results from its most recent Android security rundown. Of the 41 apps they tested, 7 posted detection scores above 90%: Avast!, Dr. Web Antivirus Light, F-Secure Mobile Security, AVG Antivirus, Kaspersky Mobile Security Lite, Lookout, and Zoner Antivirus Free.
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Avast Mobile Security for Android features an on-demand virus scanner, Anti-theft system, Web-shield and a Firewall protection.
Dr.Web anti-virus Light uses the unique algorithm to detect malware – Origins Tracing™ for Android – which allows detecting the new virus families using the knowledge database on previous threats. A unique record is created for each malicious program and describes the behavior algorithm of this sample. This provides the efficiency of detecting new modifications of the whole virus family and significantly reduces the size of virus databases.
Dr.Web anti-virus Light application does not affect the operating system performance, and — more important — does not reduce the battery life. You can use simple and handy desktop widgets to access the application.
F-Secure Mobile Security for Android,Windows Mobile, Symbian OS,will protects your mobile devices against malware attacks and monitors incoming and outgoing connections and protects the device from network intrusion attempts.
AVG Antivirus for Smartphones & Tablets detects harmful apps & text messages. AVG Mobilation™ AntiVirus Free for Android™ is a mobile security solution that helps protect your mobile device from viruses, malware, spyware & online exploitation in real-time.
Kaspersky Mobile Security Lite delivers essential anti-theft defense, allowing you to block, wipe or find your missing phone. You can also easily filter unwanted SMS texts and calls. Plus, Anti-Virus Lite with cloud-based security scanner alerts you to potentially malicious apps before they can harm your phone.
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7. Zoner Antivirus Free
Zoner AntiVirus® Free is a modern security and anti-virus solution for your device. It provides protection against viruses, dialers, trojans, worms, spyware, adware and other malware as well as phone call and message protection. This product has been developed in Europe where many good AV products like AVG, Avast, ESET, Avira or Kaspersky come from.