Unsecured smartphones are a dangerous thing. Hackers can easily break into smartphones through apps that have not been vetted, emails, malware, SMS, MMS, ads,Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or GSM. But fortunately, anti-virus protection nowadays is extremely effective.Let’s take a look at some of the paid as well as free security apps that can protect your phone from potential security threats.
Bitdefender is an excellent security app that you can try out for free for 14 days. Presumably, that is how long it will take you to be convinced that Bitdefender is the best. It regularly scores 100 percent on monthly real-time protection and discovery-of-malware tests. Bitdefender does not slow down the system during normal usage. It also offers anti-theft protection, making it possible to remotely locate your device and trigger an alarm.
2. Qihoo 360 Antivirus:
The Chinese internet security company, Qihoo 360 became a prominent player in the world of anti-virus software in 2013. Qihoo regularly scores in the range of the 99.8-99.9 on tests conducted by the AV-Test Institute. It is easy on the processor; demanding very little attention from it to carry out its scans. Qihoo also offers call blocking and message filtering, but it does not offer anti-theft features to rival its competitors. The best part, however, is that Qihoo is free.
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3. Norton Mobile Security:
Norton Mobile Security offers excellent virus-scanning and real-time
protection, in addition to theft protection. After the expiration of the 30 days free trial period, you will continue to be protected against viruses, but you can no longer access the premium features. One of its paid features, App Advisor, inspects the security risks associated with both installed apps as well as apps available on the Google Play Store.
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It’s time to get serious about protecting your smartphone from potential security threats by making use of the available security apps. Go ahead, pick your favourite app and install it on your phone to keep those dangerous viruses at bay!