Top Free Anti Virus Applications for Android Smart Phones

21 October 2011 By Sourojit

Be it windows or any platform, security of data is always a concern. The main threat in our every day online work or data transfer is the threat of Viruses. If you are an Android user and do a lot of data transfer via PC, Bluetooth, internet etc. Then antivirus is a must have application on your device. Viruses not only can steal your data but can also make your device lot slower than usual.

To be on safe side it is always advisable to install an antivirus application. Some of the top free antivirus applications for Android are given below.

Anti-Virus Free

Anti-Virus Free is a well known product from AVG. Its more than just an antivirus and its features include:

  • Scan apps, settings, files, and media in real time.
  • Find/locate your lost or stolen phone via Google maps.
  • Lock and wipe your device to protect your privacy.
  • Kill tasks that slow your phone down.
  • Browse the web securely.

Lookout Security & Antivirus

Lookout Security & Antivirus has an interactive interface with both, free and premium features. For basic usage the free version serves well with the following feature.

  • Antivirus: Block malware, spyware, and Trojans.
  • Scan each downloaded application.
  • Schedule daily or weekly scans. Get automatic, over-the-air, protection against the latest threats.
  • Locate your lost or stolen phone on a Google map even if GPS is turned off, activate a loud alarm even if your phone’s on silent, log in to to locate your phone from any web browser, anywhere.
  • Backup & Restore- Securely backup your contacts to and restore them to an existing phone.

Antivirus Free

Antivirus Free is a light weight and fast antivirus. It has capabilities to detect latest viruses. Though less on features like the above antiviruses, you can use it when you need just an application to scan viruses. This is suitable for handsets less on hardware specifications like RAM.

Dr.Web Anti-virus Light

Dr.Web Anti-virus Light is a fully functional antivirus that gives you more options to control unwanted threats. Its features include.

  • Constant anti-virus protection and threats neutralization.
  • On demand scanning is carried out by a specific component.
  • Quarantine infected files.
  • SD-card protection.
  • Small size of updates.
  • Detailed statistics on the anti-virus operation.
  • Two handy widgets to choose from to manage the anti-virus protection.

Norton Mobile Security LITE

Norton Mobile Security is already well known for its extensive services. Its not free, but the lite version is sufficient to provide basic protection against viruses and other threats. Features provided in Mobile Security LITE are.

  • Automatic antivirus scan for downloaded applications.
  • Detects and removes mobile security threats.
  • Option of scanning SD card (Secure Digital), data for threats when inserted into your phone with advanced virus protection.
  • Remote locking

If you are searching for a total package to protect your phone then Lookout Security & Antivirus, Norton and Anti-Virus Free will be best. For just basic usage you can use Antivirus Free.


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