With the increase of ransomware and crypto-mining attacks, hackers are seeking Android users with an enmity. Millions of dollars have been stolen and identities stolen, as well computing power was given away to cybercriminals in the last few years. A good antivirus software for Android can shield your system from all kinds of threats. Look for an application that is user-friendly, simple to install, and has additional features like system optimization tools as well as theft protection and parental controls.
Avast Mobile Security is a well-known brand in the field of internet security. Its Android version has a full suite of protection with a free version and affordable subscription plans that offer complete protection for your mobile device/s, PC and laptop/tablet/computer. Its malware protection is superb with little impact on performance. It comes with a call-blocker, VPN and junk cleaner. It also comes with the photo vault as well as WiFi network security. RAM booster, anti-theft and web shield.
Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus is another great option for complete protection for a reasonable cost. Its malware detection is superb with minimal impact on battery life, and it also comes with an ability to block calls, Wear OS support and other extras. It’s only downside is that it’s not as user-friendly and doesn’t have a an unconditional money-back guarantee.
AhnLab from South Korea is another strong option that scored a near-perfect mark in my hands-on tests and labs but it’s a little less intuitive app interface. It’s not as active in social media or community forums like other apps on this listing. However, it has great detection rates for Android malware according to AV-Test and AV-Comparatives (but it hasn’t been evaluated by either lab since the year 2015).