5 Best Antivirus Apps For Android - Spring 2016

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MalwarebytesThere is no surprise that the majority of users want to protect their devices from possible viruses and malware, which is why antivirus Android applications continue to be among the most popular types of apps.

It never hurts to be careful, and installing an efficient antivirus app can help you avoid virus-related problems in the future. Here are some of the best free Android apps that you can download.

360 Security – Antivirus Boost

360 Antivirus AppPrivacy with 360Antivirus

360 Security is among the most commonly downloaded antivirus apps for Android, and its high rating of 4.5 in our catalog proves that it does its job well. This anti-malware and antivirus application includes a broad range of features, such as scanning of the games and apps installed on your phone or tablet, scanning of your entire device for malware, real-time protections, and an anti-theft function.

Another useful feature offered by 360 Security is called an app lock, and it allows you to protect any application on your device with a password. In such a way, even if you give you phone to someone or leave it on your table, you can be confident that others won’t find out any information that you want to keep to yourself.

Bitdefender Antivirus

Bitdefender antivirus freeBitdefender app

Bitdefender app is one of the lightest antivirus alternatives on our list, so if you need quite a simplistic and straightforward application, this option is for you. The app includes the features, such as real-time protection, scanning, and cleaning of the device. The real-time function ensures the protection of your device while you’re downloading a particular app and continues to monitor it after it has been installed.

The scanning of the device is performed in just a few minutes, which is a certain benefit of this lightweight antivirus app.

CM Security

CM security appCM Security app

Nowadays, there are more and more new antivirus apps appearing in our catalog, but CM Security continues to occupy a prominent position among the apps in this category. The app is quite well-known among Android users as it has been around for several years.

The application includes a number of anti-malware and antivirus functions that provide high-quality protection. CM Security also offers you an advanced app lock that not only protects your device from people who like to snoop around, but also takes selfies of those who try. It’s a lightweight and efficient app that is certainly worthy of your attention.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes appMalwarebytes app

Malwarebytes has long been a piece of antivirus software respected by PC users, and when it comes to its Android version, it’s just as great. With more than 5 million uploads, this application definitely proves its high level of efficiency.

Similar to other antivirus and anti-malware apps, the main functions of Malwarebytes are real-time protection and scanning of the device. It is a simple app with a user-friendly interface that will occupy minimum storage space on your phone or tablet. Because the application is so lightweight, it’s perfect for older devices.

TrustGo Antivirus and Mobile Security

Trust Go AppTrust Go Antivirus

Another excellent app on the list is Antivirus and Mobile Security developed by TrustGo. The app is filled with useful features, such as standard real-time protection, scanning of the device for any present threats, and also a privacy guard that helps you view the permissions used by the apps.

In addition to the mentioned features, there are the functions, such as find-my-phone, data backup, and a system manager. The application by TrustGo is certainly on the heavier side compared to a lot of other options, but if you want to have access to a variety of features, this one is just what you need.  

Which antivirus application should you choose?

Antivirus protection is essential if you’re an active Internet user, and you often install new apps. The majority of apps represented on this list are lightweight, so even if you use an older device, you can still have decent antivirus and anti-malware protection that won’t take up a lot of storage space.

If you want an extensive application with a lot of additional features, then your best choice is Antivirus and Mobile Security by TrustGo. 

What's your choice as the best antivirus app? Share it in the comments below!

Antonio Neri


Our resident meandering word artist, Antonio surely knows how to spot a good taco.


  • A
    5 years ago
    Caution is the parent of safety. It’s better to install antivirus applications before it happens. However, the latest question still stays. Can I install several antivirus apps on my Android?
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  • _
    5 years ago
    I have never needed an antivirus app on my tablet. It's not like I don't have any viruses (possibly) but performance hit from this kind of apps is too strong for their potential pros to pay off.
  • G
    5 years ago
    I've been searching for such kind of antivirus for a long period of time, and finally here they are. Plus to that they are up-to-date)) Great job!
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