Keep the Viruses Away From Your Android Phone

Security is a hot topic while discussing apps available on the Android platform. As the Android market is growing drastically, there have been more and more apps which pose a threat to the Android operating system. Recently, certain apps were removed from the Android market containing viruses and raising concern over the permeability of the operating system. This is greatly due to Android’s open nature.


However, due to the Android’s impressive OS, there are a number of security apps available which can prevent any damage from occurring. A lot of them are very similar in functionality and features. With certain security options charging more than thirty dollars a year, it is important to search and decide on a single app which can protect your Android and avoid unnecessary money wastage.

There are a number of applications available for your Android, grown very quickly which has also made it vulnerable to hackers pushing viruses. Let us have a look at some Android apps which are made keeping in view the security of your Android phone.

McAfee WaveSecure

It is available for around twenty dollars per year, but one of the major shortcomings is that it lacks anti-virus protection which is a common feature in most of the security apps. Though, it does provide some neat features. If WaveSecure is tried to be removed from the phone, the phone itself will get locked to prevent the users from violating the security.

Also, if the Android is locked remotely, it can be triggered to manifest a customizable message like address or phone number etc that could prove crucial if it was lost. So in a way we can say that it works with an aim to stop the virus entering the phone, but once entered it is unable to remove it away.

Lookout Mobile Security

A part from scanning for viruses, the free version of lookout mobile security allows users to locate a lost phone on a map and eventually sending out an alarm to tell its precise location. Moreover it also provides basic backup for phone data and contacts. Snugly, it runs in the background preserving the always exigent battery life.

If you are interested in the premium edition which is around thirty dollars per year, you can get a privacy adviser, data wipe functionality and seamless data transfer among other features.

AVG Mobilization

It is a primary security app available for the Android. While its free version has many identical features as that of the free Lookout app listed. Phone location and content backup have their differences. To quote an example, AVG provides the efficiency to remotely lock and wipe the device, which Lookout only allows via its paid version.

With a single time payment of around ten dollars, this paid app also permits the users to scan the SMS messages immediately to detect anything which could be potentially harmful.

Most of the above mentioned apps allow users to protect single applications through password on the Android. If you are looking for the specific ability without paying a premium yearly price, there are a number of options available for a fraction of cost.

Perfect AppLock Pro, App Protector Pro and Application Protection are simply a few examples of apps available which will provide additional app protection from unwelcome users.

With the extensive amount of personal information which can be contained on an Android, coupled with growing security threats, the need of some form of security can’t be stressed enough. Whether data wipe or anti-virus is a primary concern, it is actually necessary to find a security app which fits your requirement and protects your Android device.

Although I thoroughly believe that these types of Apps can help protect your Android device, better keep yourself aware before running any program on your Android phone to protect them from any threat.

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