Anti-virus software is a program or set of programs that are designed to prevent, search for, detect, and remove software viruses, and other malicious software like worms, trojans, adware, and more.
These tools are critical for users to have installed and up-to-date because a computer without anti-virus software installed will be infected within minutes of connecting to the internet. The bombardment is constant, with anti-virus companies update their detection tools constantly to deal with the more than 60,000 new pieces of malware created daily.
BELOW IS MY LIST OF BEST ANTIVIRUS
- Totally free with ad support.
- Scans and deletes threats and keeps an eye out for others with features like privacy adviser.
- Has functionality to clean devices from old files left behind by apps, corrupted files, and other trash that should be gone.
- Built in data monitor for those who need that.
- Helps users avoid WebView vulnerability by recommending Google Chrome to people who still use the old browser (Android 4.0-4.3).
- It could use some anti-theft features like some of these other apps.
- Has more features in the paid version than some totally free apps on this list.
- Undercuts its competition in terms of pricing by about 50% per year.
- It put the pricing information in the Google Play Store description. I don’t care what anyone says, that’s a pro.
- Has features for root users including firewall services.
- Probably won’t work well on older or low spec devices.
- The real time protection is a tad overzealous sometimes.
- The free version comes with the basics like antivirus, anti-phishing, and anti-malware.
- With over 100 million installs and a 4.4 rating, sometimes you can trust the public on what apps are good.
- The paid version comes with a host of unique and advanced features like app backup, app locks, and SIM locking.
- Anti-theft features are in both free and paid versions.
- The list of features is too long for this pros list.
- Most secure browsing features are locked to the stock Android browser that most people don’t use.
- This is not for people who dig simplicity. This is a security suite.
- Very simple. Just install, run the scan, remove the crap, and the app sits and waits for more threats.
- Antivirus, anti-malware, and anti-phishing.
- Very light so it’s great for older devices and that also means a shorter permissions list.
- If you need more features and more protection, look elsewhere.
- Antivirus, anti-malware, and safe browsing features baked in.
- Anti-theft functionality includes Google Maps integration, picture taking support, and scream mode.
- Currently boasts a 100% detection rate.
- Light on system resources makes it good for older devices.
- It doesn’t make you breakfast?
- Free version is pretty basic but offers the essential antivirus and security features.
- Anti-theft features available in the free version. That’s a win.
- Paid version enables cloud protection and anti-phishing.
- Real-time protection is a paid feature for some reason.
- SMS bug in KitKat prevents the stock messaging app from receiving texts.
- Poor performance on older or midrange devices.
- You must create a Kaspersky account in order to even open the app the first time.