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  • CM (Clean Master) Anti-Virus

    3 12.50%
  • AVG Anti-Virus

    5 20.83%
  • Lookout

    4 16.67%
  • 360 Security

    2 8.33%
  • Avast

    10 41.67%
  • Other

    2 8.33%
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    Default Best Anti-Virus Software for Android

    Protecting your Android device is mandatory now as there are many threats, such as spyware or adware, that you may download, without any warning that it is harmful.

    If you want to keep your devices safe, then continue reading to see the most popular Anti-Virus apps for Android.

    These apps are sorted by popularity on the Google Play Store (As of March 2, 2014).


    1.CM (Clean Master) Security
    AV-Test.org Jan 2014 rating: 6/6
    AV-Test Nov 2013 rating: Not listed
    Google Play Rating: 4.7/5
    Google Play link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...aster.security

    2.AVG Anti-virus
    AV-Test Jan 2014 rating: Not listed
    AV-Test Nov 2013 rating: 5.5/6
    Google Play rating: 4.4/5
    Google Play link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=com.antivirus

    3.Lookout
    AV-Test Jan 2014 rating: Not listed
    AV-Test Nov 2013 rating: Not listed
    Google Play rating: 4.5/5
    Google Play link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...id=com.lookout

    4. 360 Security
    AV-Test Jan 2014 rating: 6/6
    AV-Test Nov 2013 rating:5.5/6
    Google Play rating: 4.4/5
    Google Play link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...qihoo.security

    5.Avast
    AV-Test Jan 2014 rating: 5.0/6.0
    AV-Test Nov 2013 rating: 6/6
    Google Play rating:4.5/5
    Google Play link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...mobilesecurity

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    I like AVG the best. I have used all the ones listed, and just like the UI over them all.

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    Default Re: Best Anti-Virus Software for Android

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
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    Thanks for the list!

    I have found AVG chews the battery on my S3 to the point I am charging it up to 3 times a day!

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    I use avast.

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    It may sound strange, but avast! only
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    I've been trying malware bytes for a few weeks and am liking it so far. Does anyone else have feed back on it? I love their pc product.

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    I Use AVG, I think any of them are good as long as you have something.
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    Hi!
    New to android and just got a Note 3 with telstra (im in Australia)
    Now under the "bloatware" my provider has a shortcut to lookout security...
    Now coming from iphone and doing research i dont nelieve that the virus is the main issue but people get these apps fr the anti theft/find phone features.....

    So my question is AVG vs Lookout (free versions only)
    admittedly they look the same but just wondering which is more user friendly if there is even a difference.

    Thanks for the help in advance
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    Trustlook seems promising. They claim to use a next-generation proprietary technology that detects problems based on behavioral analysis, rather than using old-fashioned signature checks stored in an on-device database. Also, their most recent update allows for scanning INSIDE media files, as image, video and mp3's can also be home to malware. I'm not aware of any other product that pulls off this particular trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceEpyon View Post
    Hi!
    New to android and just got a Note 3 with telstra (im in Australia)
    Now under the "bloatware" my provider has a shortcut to lookout security...
    Now coming from iphone and doing research i dont nelieve that the virus is the main issue but people get these apps fr the anti theft/find phone features.....

    So my question is AVG vs Lookout (free versions only)
    admittedly they look the same but just wondering which is more user friendly if there is even a difference.

    Thanks for the help in advance
    I have AVG on one phone and Lookout on 2 others. They seem about the same to me, but maybe Lookout is just a little less noticeable? I don't really know. I think they're both good.

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    Is it bad to have more then one on ur phone? Let's say clean master and lookout?
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    I have avg free and clean master both on my note3. No noticable battery drainage.
    I use clean master for clearing junk files and boosting ram and avg runs its daily scan plus any new apps...

    Never had a problem with either.. im not an expert though so I cant say how well they even work at what they claim to do..

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    I use Avast Antivirus on my phone just for peace of mind.
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    I subscribed to Lookout. I like the extra protection for $2.99 a month. I've caught malware with it when I was downloading a couple of apps from the web.

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    I use Lookout as well,and the $2.99 a month fee.I dont use it as much for the malware feature as much as I do for the Lock Cam,Safe browsing features.It hasn't ever detected malware on my phone .

    Note:
    I also like the Missing device feature but now there are also other options for that,, that are free.I have all of them activated.
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    I recommend CM Security, Avast!, or Bitdefender. CM is the most light weight

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    My Choice is Comodo Antivirus for Android, Because Comodo Mobile Security combines a mobile-optimized antivirus scanner with a mobile security manager to safeguard you against viruses, unsafe apps and potentially risky settings. You can filter out annoying calls and text messages by configuring white and black contact lists or simply block messages by certain keywords. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...modo.pimsecure
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    Just noticed this list at MajorGeeks today:
    Android security apps - test results - MajorGeeks
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    Hi, have just posted elsewhere on this subject...
    Dr.Web light works for me... Did a general search on the net about this when first moving to android and it was claimed that some of the popular ones, ie:- pc ones, avast, lookout, avg..etc..weren't that effective for droid seeing as they are primarily used for windows pc's and converted somehow... I don't know, I don't know much about anything really but somewhere Dr. Web light and Zoner were recommended for android devices...don't use Zoner anymore, as it said something was clean and yet Dr.Web light went nuts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indyrobb View Post
    I've been trying malware bytes for a few weeks and am liking it so far. Does anyone else have feed back on it? I love their pc product.

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    Malware Bytes has always been my go to for years for detection & removal. I had someone piggy backing my network connection and a trojan. I kept scanning with Avast, Kapersky, AVG, Norton, etc. with no results until I ran Malwear Bytes. It's not so good for real time detection, but it will remove or quarentine a threat before irreversible damage.
    Evem when I was stuck with the dreaded blue screen, I was able to use Malware Bytes in safe mode to save my system. I can't say enough positive things about it, I love its dependability.
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    "I was able to use Malware Bytes in safe mode to save my system."
    How do you do you get safe mode on an android OS?
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    I've got clean master and avast on my LG G2, but avast seems to be draining my battery, i dont know so much about clean master, I just press buttons (new Android user) so I'm wondering if there is a anti virus and optimizer all in one that does what it needs to do automatically? And doesn't kill my battery?

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