Top 3 Security Apps for your Android Device
The immense popularity of android smartphones in the recent past has led to an increase in the number of malware that targets the android operating system. As per the first quarter report of 2012 released by F-Secure, the number of new malware for android has quadrupled over the past one year. This period has also seen the development of infected apps that cannot be detected by anti-virus software.
Darlene Storm in her blog provided 3 security applications for your android phone that are not only free but also reliable.
Sophos Mobile Security for Android (BETA)
The Sophos Mobile Security team launched their new anti-virus in Google Play to better safeguard the Android phone and tablet.
The Privacy Advisor provides filters that prevent infected apps to harm your privacy, access information that costs and Internet privacy options.
The scanner option not only detects malicious apps, however it can also detect viruses that send expensive SMS messages to premium numbers.
The loss and theft option in the application can help one either locate or lock a lost or stolen android device.
Lookout Security & Antivirus
With an average rating of 4.5, Lookout Security & Antivirus has been installed on 303,730 Android devices. It comes with features to backup app, protect against loss, however the privacy and safe browsing are not free.
Avast! Mobile Security
With an average rating of 4.7 from 47,590 android users, Avast comes with many free features like Application Management, Firewall, SMS and Call filter which are not present in most of the free antivirus software. Avast also compared its features with 3 other free antivirus and its features stood out from the crowd.
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