7 Best Free Antivirus Apps for Android Smartphones in 2020

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Do we really need an Antivirus app for our Android smartphone? Is Android not secure enough? Is it vulnerable to attacks as we encounter in Windows Operating system?

Unfortunately, answers to all the above questions are Yes. No doubt, Android is the best smartphone operating system when it comes to customisation and features and it has already become the most-used operating system for mobile phones.

7 Best Antivirus app for Android in 2020

Android, being a popular open-source platform, it has become vulnerable to threats like malware and adware attacks. There are times when you visit a unsafe website (unsecured) that prompts you to forcefully download an app after showing a fake warning about security risks on your phone. Don’t even give heed to such on-screen notification that prompts you to install any 3rd party app.

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There are also some instances where Android users came under adware attacks by some malicious apps installed from Google Play Store too.
Yes!!! You heard it right! Play store has malicious apps.
Time to time Google take action to remove such apps from play store but each and every day new malicious apps are added to the store. So, it becomes difficult to identify these harmful apps.
So whatever app or software you install on your device, having an Antivirus app is essential for the security of your Android smartphone. In this article, I have highlighted a list of 7 Best Security and Antivirus app for Android Smartphones in 2020 that you use to protect your smartphone from viruses and malware. All the apps mentioned below are some of the big brands in online security.
Note: We have planned this list by analysing the data from AV-TEST, an independent organisation for testing and reviewing Antivirus applications.

1. Avast Antivirus – Scan & Remove Virus, Cleaner

Best Android Antivirus app - Avast Antivirus

When it comes to security, AVAST is the biggest brand we have and they are on Android too guarding over 400 million devices globally. Avast Mobile Security app protects your mobile device against viruses and malware such as unwanted popups and adware. It will also alert your device with a notification when you install a spyware and adware apps.

AVAST Antivirus’s free version includes call blocker, firewall, web shield, photo vault which secure your private photo with a PIN, and Anti-theft using which you can wipe your phone data if it goes missing or lost. It also protects your device against phishing attacks from email, phone calls, and unsecured websites. AVAST Mobile Security is the world’s most trusted Antivirus for Android with most of its features are free.

Download Avast Antivirus App from Google Play Store

2. AVG Antivirus 2020 for Android Security

AVG Antivirus - Best Antivirus and Security app for Android

AVG Antivirus provides effective Android security such as malware and virus protection for free. It scans installed apps, games, and websites and removes malicious content. It also keeps your personal data safe with features such as App lock, Photo Vault, call blocker, and app permission adviser. Some of the advanced features of this antivirus app are only available in Premium version, however, you can try them using a 14-day free trial. Premium features include taking a selfie of a person and send it to you via an e-mail when 3 unsuccessful attempts are made to unlock your device. It even locks the phone whenever a SIM card is replaced.
Note: AVG Antivirus app requires Device Admin permission to remotely lock and wipe your phone from avg.com.

3. Avira Antivirus for Android Mobile

Best Antivirus and Security Android app

Avira Antivirus is an award-winning antivirus and privacy protection application for Android developed by AVIRA. It is one of the best anti-theft security app for Android that allows you to track and find your lost or stolen smartphone. It not only scans your apps and files but it also scans content on your phone’s external storage. It even rates apps on a privacy scale that tells how much information it collects from you and if it is trustworthy to use. Avira Antivirus app also helps you to block those apps which try to take unauthorised access from your Android device.

Avira Antivirus Security Android App protects your data from ransomware attacks that encrypts your data and take your device hostage. In the era of leaks and constant data threats, this antivirus app ensures your phone’s photos, contact, credit card details, emails, and other personal data stays secure. You can download the Avira Antivirus for your Android mobile for free from Google Play Store.

4. Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus

Bitdefender Android Security App

Bitdefender Antivirus app is the most powerful cyber security app available for Android devices in 2020 that gives you absolute real-time protection against viruses and malware. With the latest update, it added a VPN service that lets you surf the web using a virtual location by hiding your current location on the internet so that no one can track your online presence. Most of its features are available only when you get a premium version however you can still enjoy them on a 14-day free trial.
It automatically scans installed apps for viruses and if a threat is found, it will take you to a result page where you can easily delete the corrupted and insecure apps.With this app, you can protect account privacy, use smart unlock, web security, Anti-theft phone locator, and malware scanner.

5. Kaspersky Internet Security Android App

Best Antivirus Android App - Kaspersky

Kaspersky Free Antivirus 2020 – Internet Security app is one of the best Antivirus apps for Android that protect your private information from online dangers. Some of its features are – background check for viruses and Trojan, app lock, Anti-Theft, Anti-Phishing, Call blocker, Web filter, Find my phone, etc. Some of these functions are available in Premium version. It offers cloud-based scanning, real-time protection, app lock, voice control to use ‘Find my phone’ feature.

Even when you are accessing other apps or playing games on your phone, Kaspersky Antivirus performs a background check and if it detects any infections, its virus cleaner will block dangerous apps and files.

6. Norton Security and Antivirus

Norton Security and Antivirus app for Android Smartphone

Norton is another big name comes to our mind when we talk about online security. So, how can we miss the Norton for mobile security. This Antivirus app detects 100% of the malware threats in your Android phone. Like other Antivirus apps, it also has a free and a Premium version. All the basic features like malware & virus scanner and remover, trigger a “scream” siren to find your lost phone, remotely lock your phone when the SIM card is replaced, automatically locks the device after successive failed attempts are available in free version.

Norton Antivirus automatically saves the location when the battery is low, syncs contacts and messages, block unwanted call and messages, and prevent access to unsecured apps and games. You can buy the premium versions for $39.99 with a one-month free trial. With Premium version, you can protect multiple devices at your home. It offers real-time protection from threats by preventing unsecured websites accessing your personal information.

7. McAfee Mobile Security & Lock

Best Antivirus Android App 2020

It is the last Antivirus Android app in the list but not the least by any means. McAfee is a free antivirus that protects your phone from virus and enhances the performance of your smartphone. Its free features include Anti-Theft, Anti-Spyware, Virus Removal, Performance Optimisation, Backup, Lost Phone finder, and many more. When someone steals your phone, it takes the snap of the person holding it. McAfee Antivirus Android app also allows you to free up RAM usage by clearing background running apps, optimises battery for best performance, and remove junk files.

So, which one is your favourite out of these 7 Best Antivirus apps for Android smartphone? If you have any suggestions to make, please mention them in the comments section below.



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