Best Antivirus for Android Operating System – Top 5

Most of the techies these days prefer to have an Android Phone. And why not, as Android supports tons of apps, it has lots of features and it’s also a quite stable OS. But how about security of an android device? Many reports depict that android is no longer a safe OS, there are number of viruses and malwares that can infect your Android phone.

Best antivirus for android

Smartphone’s carry every single bit of our personal information, so now you can yourself imagine how critical it is to protect your Smartphone. And to help you on this today I am going to write about the best antivirus for Android OS.

Top Antivirus Apps for Android Phones:

1.       Kaspersky Mobile Security:

Kaspersky is one of the best PC security companies and when it comes to mobile phones they are again the champions. Kaspersky provides all the features that you need to protect your Smartphone like on demand scan, real-time anti malware scan, blocking dangerous network connections and so on.

Kaspersky Mobile Security

Apart from these core features it also provides additional features like Anti Theft and a feature to hide call and SMS logs. According the AV-Tests Kaspersky mobile security has the highest malware detection rates.

The basic lite version of the application comes for free, with basic features but the paid version of the app offers better features. Kaspersky is surely the best antivirus for android in paid category.

You can try it here.

2.       AVG:

AVG Antivirus is quite popular among the Android users. This antivirus app offers two versions i.e. basic and the paid version. The Basic version is free and doesn’t require any registration. After installation it scans all your apps to find if all your apps are clean or not and after that it switch on the real-time protection mode.

AVG Antivirus

AVG also offers certain cervices like app locker and tune up. You need to activate separately by paying a onetime fee.

You can download it here.

3.       Lookout Security & Antivirus:

Lookout antivirus is one of the best antiviruses for android users. If you see its page on Google Play you will find that it has 15+ million user-base which is a huge vote of trust in itself.

Lookout Security & Antivirus

It is a free antivirus app and offers all the features that you would expect a good antivirus to deliver. It has both on demand and real-time scanning mechanism. It has features like phone locator, apps scanning, backup phone data etc.

You can get it here.

4.       avast! Mobile Security:

avast! Mobile security is another free antivirus app for android. It offers wide range of security features like antivirus scanning engine, privacy advisor, web shield, app manger and antitheft options.

avast! Mobile Security

After installation it automatically scans all the apps and then switches on its real-time protection. According to AV-Test it is the best antivirus for android, with high detection rates.

The best part about the app is that it delivers all those wonderful features free of cost.

Try it out here.

5.       Mcafee Mobile Security:

Mcafee mobile security offers comprehensive protection for mobile devices. Its features include complete antivirus, antispyware and antipishing protection, safe searching and shopping, backup and restore, locate and track functionalities.

Mcafee Mobile Security

Mcafee offers a 7 day free trial after which you need to pay for the app, however they also offer a 30 day money back guarantee with the app in case you didn’t like the app after buying it.

You can get it here.

Do let us know which android antivirus you liked the most.


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Jake R June 21, 2012 at 4:47 pm

The number of viruses available for Android is definitely increasing these days so it’s important to have at least one of these installed.

Going back to your list, I’d probably recommend Kasperspy as well. It works well on desktop PCs so I have no doubt that the app works well too.
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Ankit June 23, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Hi Jake, I am also a big time fan of kaspersky.

Ahmad Awais June 23, 2012 at 7:45 am

Thanks for this collection of anti viruses , loved them
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Ankit June 23, 2012 at 8:44 pm

I am glad that you liked the list! Thanks for stopping by :)

Dennis July 2, 2012 at 6:45 am


From my experience, I see Mcafee Mobile Security doing a better job in offering all round protection to those apps like chrome, Facebook and foursquare that live on the internet, anyone agree with me?
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Ankit July 5, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Yes Dennis, Mcafee is good, but its a paid app and most people (including me ;) ) like the things that come for free.

Divyansh July 2, 2012 at 6:55 pm

My personal favourite is kaspersky for both my pc and Mobile phone ( both my symbian nokia and android )

I just love their green interface and speed
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Ankit July 5, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Its my personal favorite too.

Vikas Sindher July 3, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I will go with Kasperysky.I am being fan of them.AVG and Mcafee are good too.But i wouldn’t recommend Avast to any one.
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