The Best Mobile Antivirus

The top mobile antivirus provides top-quality protection against malware with minimal impact on the performance of your device. It should offer an easy and intuitive user interface, as well as additional features like anti-theft tools and app lock. It should also not be overly expensive, especially because Android users can download apps from various sources, in contrast to Apple devices which require strict App Store approvals.

Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus (now called Kaspersky Security and Antivirus) has scored top marks in independent tests and has a clear and straightforward interface. Its free tier is ad-free. It does not push you to upgrade. However, it does require an internet connection. A paid plan comes with call blocking, Android Wear support and an array of strong anti-theft features. However, it isn’t equipped with the features that other apps have, such as an internet scanner for Wi-Fi and privacy tools.

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus has a strong and feature-rich program. Its malware protection was top-of-the-line during our testing independent. It has a clean and easy-to-use interface, and its alerts are concise, clear and informative. It’s not reliable and requires a continuous internet connection to check for viruses.

Lookout Mobile Security was one of the very first antivirus apps that were available for Android. It is now known as Lookout Security & Antivirus, or Lookout Personal. It’s still a popular choice for its simple interface, identity security and simple subscription pricing. Its bare-bones free tier offers blocking of calls and SMS, device scanning, and anti-theft, while the premium version includes real-time security along with a safe web browser and an app lock.

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