malware and hoping to do so without spending any money, you now have another option to consider. The folks at Bitdefender have recently announced Antivirus Free for Android. The app is available by way of the Google Play Store and as the name suggests -- it can be downloaded and used for free.
malware or viruses on your Android smartphone or tablet, avast! Mobile Security is one of the highest rated apps. Between being a long-lasting player in the PC security sector, and having amazing anti-theft features this is one of our favorite security apps. And today it just got even better with a brand new update and new features.
Verizon announced an all new mobile security app that is being powered by the popular McAfee Anti-Virus company and Asurion. Conveniently they named it Verizon Mobile Security, and it's available right now for the few that feel a security or antivirus app for Android is truly needed.
Google Play Store. ESET is giving all users a free 30 day trial to start.
Google introduced its "Bouncer" solution to the malware problem evident in the Android Market - it was comforting to know they would take antivirus protection into their own hands. Well, it seems that may not make a lick of difference for some rare cases. Professor Xuxian Jiang at North Carolina State University have recently found a new form of malware threatening Android's security.
Comodo Mobile Security Free AV in the Android Market. The app includes a standard antivirus function and process manager, as well as call and SMS blocking and locking functions for individual apps. Surprisingly, all this functionality is included for free.
Malware is a growing problem for Android, both within the Android Market and without. But when it comes to free applications, it looks like users aren't getting a lot of help. According to a security report from AVTest in Germany, nearly all the free anti-malware apps are almost completely useless, with many failing to detect even a single threat in a test environment. Their results after testing seven popular free apps are below - it looks like users are getting exactly what they pay for.