antivirus apps for android phones

Recently, viruses and other forms of malware that affect computers have become an issue that many forums and conferences have been organized amongst computer users and software and hardware enthusiasts. 

It must be noted that computer viruses and other forms of malware have the ability to affect any form of smart device, ranging from smartphones to tablets and other forms of digital devices.

Android phones just like other technological gadgets are not free from viruses and malware and therefore creates a need for the use of antiviruses. There are however, a host of antivirus applications out that such that one becomes confuse as to which will serve them best.

The need therefore arises that one gets first hand knowledge on these antivirus applications, tools and software available for combating such viruses and malware. It’s on the backdrop of this that this article was written to show the various antivirus android apps used to combat viruses and other forms of malware.

Let us therefore take a look at the top 10 best antivirus apps available for Android phones in 2022.

1. AVG Antivirus-Mobile Security Privacy

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AVG antivirus app

This antivirus offered by AVG Mobile is not only good for protection against malware but also has App usage tracker, monitors how much time is spent on each app, helps users know where their data is used and to discover potential privacy issues.

This antivirus also boost speed by killing tasks that slow down your device, clean unnecessary files to free up space, gives users an opportunity to lock sensitive apps, helps you stay anonymous with VPN and a host of other special features.

To download this app, visit the link below.

PriceFree but in-app purchases cost $0.99 – $89.99 per item
Downloads / Installs50,000,000+
Launch Date First AVG Mobile antivirus was released in 2010
Minimum Android requirementsVaries with device
Why people love this app

What is special about this antivirus is it’s app permissions advisor that warns users on granting permission to apps the antivirus deems threatful.

2. Avast Antivirus

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avast antivirus app

Avast software’s Avast Antivirus is an Android security with free antivirus, virus cleaner and phone cleaner. This antivirus android app protect your privacy by giving you alerts when spyware or adware infected  apps are downloaded onto the phone.

Some other free features on the Avast Antivirus includes;

  • Antivirus Engine
  • Anti-Theft
  • Hack Check
  • Photo vault
  • File scanner
  • RAM Boost
  • Junk Cleaner
  • Web Shield and many other features.

To download this app, visit the link below.

PriceFree but in-app purchases cost $0.99 – $79.99 per item
Downloads / Installs100,000,000+
Launch DateFebruary 2015
Minimum Android requirementsAndroid 6.0 (Marshmallow, API 23)
Current Version6.45.1
Why people love this app

What amazes me about this Antivirus software is the camera trap that secretly takes photos and audios of the thief if your phone gets stolen.

3. Super Antivirus

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super antivirus app

This antivirus scans applications, games, settings, files in real time and removes harmful content,

Quickly cleans junk, speeds up your phone super fast and tracks applications running at the background.

Removes virus fast and also provides WiFi security.

To download this app, visit the link below.

PriceFree
Downloads / Installs1,000,000+
Launch Date3rd December, 2018
Minimum Android requirementsAndroid 4.1 and later
Current Version2.1.1
Why people love this app

This app is so unique because it does not contain disruptive ads and removes viruses quickly.

4. Antivirus Free 2021-Virus Cleaner

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This antivirus scans applications, games, settings, files in real time and removes harmful content,

Quickly cleans junk, speeds up your phone super fast and tracks applications running at the background.

Removes virus fast and also provides WiFi security.

To download this app, visit the link below.

PriceFree
Downloads / Installs10,000,000+
Launch Date6th June, 2017
Minimum Android requirementsAndroid 5.0 and up
Current Version3.8.23
Why people love this app

I like the way this App indicates what App is high risk and what is moderate and point out what you should expect of its performance.

5. Kaspersky Security & VPN

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kaspersky antivirus app

This antivirus is a free to download antivirus that helps keep users’ phones and tablets  safe from malware and other forms of viruses.

It has features that provide

  • Anti-theft features
  • App Lock
  • Anti-phishing
  • Web filter
  • Background check in real time and
  • Blocks dangerous sites and links when you are online among other features.

To download this app, visit the link below.

PriceFree but in-app purchases cost $0.99 – $149.99 per item
Downloads / Installs50,000,000+
Launch Date11th December,2011
Minimum Android requirementsVaries with device
Current VersionVaries with device
Why people love this app

One unique feature of this software for me is the “Find my phone” feature

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6. Virus Cleaner- Antivirus Free & Phone Cleaner

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This Super Cleaner Studio app has an antivirus that has a powerful antivirus engine inside which deep scans apps.

It also has phone security features that protects your data privacy. Speed booster feature makes phone faster. RAM cleaner helps stop consuming app for smooth use.

The battery saver feature and the game booster feature are also  some features of this antivirus software. It also provides WiFi security.

To download this app, visit the link below.

PriceFree
Downloads / Installs10,000,000+
Launch Date11th December, 2011
Minimum Android requirementsAndroid 4.4 and up
Current Version1.1.27
Why people love this app

The phone cooler feature as well as game booster feature is what caught my attention in this app.

7. Avira Security Antivirus & VPN

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This antivirus gives you the tools you need to stay safe while  you browse the internet, store photos, contacts , open and receive emails, make payments and so on.

This app has a light virus scanner and cleaner, system optimizer, Fast VPN, Identity protection, Privacy advisor, App lock and many other features.

To download this app, visit the link below.

PriceFree
Downloads / Installs10,000,000+
Launch Date27th February, 2012
Minimum Android requirementsAndroid 6.0 and up
Current Version7.10.1
Why people love this app

One very unique feature is how the app prevents the microphone and camera from listening or recording you secretly.

8. Norton 360: Mobile Security

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norton 360 antivirus app

This antivirus provides powerful layers of phone protection and top level mobile security for Android devices.

This antivirus gives it users real time protection against ransomware, spyware, malware and other online threats.

It also has a secure VPN, WIFI security alert, Web protection, App Advisor and many other features.

To download this app, visit the link below.

PriceFree but in-app purchase costs $0.99 – $104.99 per item
Downloads / Installs50,000,000+
Launch Date8th January, 2010
Minimum Android requirementsAndroid 8.0 and up
Current Version5.26.0.220106001
Why people love this app

This antivirus is special because it has a dark web monitoring feature.

9. ESET Mobile Security & Antivirus

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Eset antivirus app

This antivirus provides powerful layers of phone protection and top level security.

This antivirus has protection against malware and it intercepts threats and cleans devices of them, scans files and apps for malware  in real time.

It also has anti- theft features, tracking of devices, App lock, Adware detector, Security audit and many other features.

To download this app, visit the link below.

PriceFree but in-app purchase costs $1.99 – $69.99 per item
Downloads / Installs10,000,000+
Launch Date5th August, 2013
Minimum Android requirementsAndroid 5.0 and up
Current Version7.2.14.0
Why people love this app

It has a special feature which is the call filter that blocks calls from specific numbers, contacts and unknown numbers.

10. McAfee Security: Antivirus VPN Privacy Protection

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This antivirus protects it users online and offline. Its secure VPN helps you keep your personal data and location private.

It also has Antivirus cleaner and security scanner.

The antivirus also detects and destroy security and privacy threats plus a lot of other features.

To download this app, visit the link below.

PriceFree but in-app purchase costs $0.99 – $119.99 per item
Downloads / Installs50,000,000+
Launch Date30th May, 2011
Minimum Android requirementsAndroid 7.0 and up
Current Version6.4.1.285
Why people love this app

This antivirus’ unique feature is its dark web monitoring that protects your online identity by making sure your identity or information stolen related to your email can’t be used against you.

Conclusion

By way of concluding this article on the 10 best antivirus apps for Android phones in 2022, I have this to say. Amongst the 10 antivirus, I prefer Super Antivirus due to its phone booster feature. It controls lag and prevents false shutting of apps due to low memory. It does not also require any in app purchases, it makes it easy on the pocket as well.

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