Virus scanners are just tiny pieces of the protection system for your phone. It’s also important to look at other options like blocking text messages and calls parental controls, anti-theft and call blocker protection. You’ll need to pick an antivirus that does not put the device under stress and does not use much power.
Bitdefender is a good choice because of its excellent protection features that have been proven by independent lab tests and our own in-house testing. Bitdefender comes with many other options, like a camera that will take an image of anyone trying to hack into your phone. Its free version has pretty adequate security and the cost of a subscription is fairly low.
AVG is a good choice, too. It offers a wide range of features as well as a superior detection. It’s a well-known player in the field of antivirus and it scored maximum scores in both our lab and hands-on tests for Android malware protection. It also has a strong anti-theft function that allows you to locate, remotely lock and wipe your phone in the event of theft.
Quick Heal is another popular app that makes use of the Avast antivirus engine (Avast bought up AVG in 2016). It’s a complete package of security that includes virus scanning as well as ad blocking. It also has a junk cleaner as well as a RAM boost and an uninstaller. It also comes with an account manager, Wi-Fi scanner dark web monitoring, and anti-ransomware tools.