Android Security & Android Security Apps

Today, Android is a favorite mobile operating system among smartphone users. Android’s OS is giving other players like Apple and Blackberry some tough competition. One of the advantages of being an Android user is that you can access a wide range of phones from many manufacturers. Another benefit is that you can install a number of apps from the Android market at its open platform which is less regulated compared to Apple’s “walled garden” app store. The open source platform offers a number of opportunities for hackers. Thus it’s important to use a good security application to safeguard your Android based devices. The following are my top 10 security apps for Android phones:

Lookout Mobile Security

This security application protects your cell phone the best, along with having Antivirus, Find My Phone and Backup. This app prevents viruses, spyware and malware by scanning each and every application you download. With the help of Backup, you can make a back up of all your data including contact details and pictures. With Find My Phone, you can pinpoint your phone on a map, have an alarm signal your device in case it’s lost, and even wipe out your data in case your phone is stolen or is lost somewhere. And it’s free!Anti-Virus Free: This security app protects your phone from all kinds of viruses and malware in real time. It scans the number of apps, media and your phone settings and then helps to find it through Google maps in case your phone is lost or stolen. You can also delete your data in case you are unable to find it. This app is also free.

mSecure Password Manager

This app is a password and data manager which gives you a secure and convenient solution to store data on your Android phone. With the help of this application you can secure your data including passwords, credit card details, social security numbers, frequent flyer and the other vital information. This application employs the method of data encryption so even if your phone is lost you do not have to worry about the data since no one would be able to access anything. This security app cost $4.99.

NetQin Anti-virus

This app comes with cloud security model support and is considered to be one of the best tools against all kinds of viruses and malware. The app scans all the data and then deletes all the viruses in real time and also keeps updated with virus updates to secure the data against the latest threats. With features like anti-lost and backup you can get additional protection from this free security app.

McAfee WaveSecure

McAffee gives you good data protection and also renders the best security or privacy in case your device is lost or stolen. This application also helps you locate and find the lost device. With this app you can remotely lock your phone and delete your entire data if required. Restoring the data is easy with a good backup feature which is included. You can try this app for a free trial followed by an annual $19.90 subscription.

Anti-Virus Pro

This application helps you protect your data against viruses, malware and spam texts by scanning all the applications, files, media, and settings in real time. And in case it is stolen or lost, you can do a number of things in your cell phone using Google maps which includes slowing down the apps and phone, wiping out your data and even locating your phone. This security app will set you back $9.99.

Seal Application Locker

This app secures all your data and applications with the help of a password or via a pattern, thus preventing all unauthorized users to access and open your phone. This application is available in the Android market for $2.78.Seek Droid: With this security application you can locate your stolen or lost cell phone device across the globe with the help of Google maps. You can literally see your phone on a map, wipe out your data, set off an audible alarm, along with a number of other things. This application is available for $0.99.

Webroot Mobile Security (Beta)

This application renders the Webroot’s most powerful online security to your Android based phone. This is a pretty light weight app which flushes out malicious applications, blocks out lethal websites and even protects your data and privacy in the case your phone is stolen or lost. This app is free.

Norton Mobile Security (Beta)

This app allows you to locate, lock and delete data capacities remotely when you lose your phone. This application protects your data against malware and keeps a check on your calls and does SMS screening from unwanted callers. You can download this app at no charge.

If you are an Android user the above discussed top 10 security applications will prove to be beneficial for you. Just check the ones that suit you best and install them to enjoy privacy and security against viruses, malware, spyware and other malicious things.

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