The threat of viruses also affects our smartphones, which makes it imperative to protect them
There are bad times for internet security. We do not stop to know cases of massive attacks where the protagonist is usually a malware whose name we rarely hear when we are going to buy bread.On May 12, Wanna cry was the one that put in check nothing more and nothing less than companies from 166 countries; At the beginning of this month that has taken the headlines is Fireball, a malware created in China that has affected 250 million computers worldwide and is present in one of every five business networks.
Most troubling of all this is that no one can promise us that next week, or within a month or three, for example, no further attack will occur. As of April this year, 247 cybercrime-related incidents have been detected in Spain, or more than half of all incidents that occurred on the Web last year, according to data provided by the Secretary of State for Security, José Antonio Nieto, during the II Congress of Security and Telecommunications held in Toledo.
It is clear that these attacks are unpredictable and that is why we must be prepared because the next time maybe we can be affected – if, at the moment, we have been lucky to get rid of. Precisely to put all possible obstacles to cybercriminals and try to prevent any malware from leaking into our devices, one of the experts’ recommendations is to use a good antivirus.
It is not a matter of downloading three antiviruses, we will not be more protected that way – we will simply occupy space in our device -, it is to install a program that works for us, that we are going to use and that will serve us for it That we really need it.
And, of course, just as we usually use antivirus on our laptop or desktop computer, it is essential to install an antivirus on our mobile, because it can also be affected by malware. Here are eight options with which you can protect your Android terminal from any danger. Surely one suits you.
Virus Cleaner Antivirus
Virus Cleaner Antivirus is an application developed with the support of McAfee, one of the best-known antivirus brands. As promised by its creators, the ‘app’ protects your Android phone from any attack by viruses, wifi spies or anyone who tries to invade your privacy.
Among its most outstanding options is the ability to protect all the applications that you have in the device with a PIN code, pattern or fingerprint so that nobody can open them and view their contents, as well as being able to block unwanted calls and delete the history of Navigation and the clipboard. In addition, this antivirus protects your security when you are connected to an insecure public Wi-Fi.
360 Security Antivirus
360 Security is, perhaps, one of the most complete. In addition to protecting your terminal from viruses and threats, it also cleans the device by identifying junk files and freeing up space for better performance ; Has an anti-theft service that locates and locks the device remotely when a user has lost or stolen it (this option can be activated from its website); You can block applications so that no one executes them without your permission and also has an unwanted call blocker and SMS.
Avira Antivirus free
Avira Antivirus is for any ones of the best antivirus that exists – also for computers. It offers you not only protection against any type of virus or malicious software, but also analysis of the system, the storage of your phone and your microSD card; Be able to find your phone or tablet in case you have lost or stolen it; Protection of private data such as photographs or SMS in case of theft; Can block access to applications installed on the device and also helps you to save battery power a.
One of the highlights of this application with respect to the rest is that it is also able to prevent the manipulation of your email address or that of your contacts, coming to warn if it happens.
Like Avira, Panda Antivirus is one of the few that scans your microSD card for malware. Protect your mobile phone from viruses, malware or spyware, block applications that access your confidential data without permission, find the thief who stole your phone with the anti-theft feature and can also be downloaded for Android Wear.
Panda Mobile Security also promises to optimize the battery and performance of your mobile or tablet by analyzing in real time the consumption of the applications you are using, as well as improve the speed, performance and memory usage of the terminal.
If you pay for the premium version the application offers you to take photos of the thief, which will be sent to your email, an application blocker, a motion alert in case someone picks up your phone without your permission and, for example, a remote alarm that Will ring in your device from your smartwatch in case of theft or loss.
ESET Mobile Security & Antivirus
ESET Mobile Security & Antivirus has a trial version of 30 days and during that time offers you features such as blocking calls and SMS, sending the last location before the battery runs out and, in case of theft, photos of Thieves made with the back and front camera.
If after 30 days you stay with the free version you will keep some functions like the anti-theft service that allows you to locate the phone, remotely lock it and delete its content, but others will lose.
It is one of the best-known antiviruses. Avast! Was born as a protection for laptops and computers, but for years has its version for mobile devices. Like most, it offers an anti-theft service that blocks the device from a distance, allows applications to be blocked by a PIN so that nobody can access them without your permission, analyzes the Wi-Fi for safe browsing, blocks unwanted calls, has A junk file cleaner and allows you to do tests of wifi speed.
Kaspersky Antivirus & Security
Another option available on the market is the Kaspersky Antivirus & Security application. What stands out from this antivirus is its protection of financial data while you browse the internet and make purchases online, in addition to filtering links and dangerous sites to protect your phone or tablet.
And like other options we have seen, it analyzes your device for malware, spyware, and Trojans, protects your personal data and privacy (calls, SMS, contacts), find your Android device in case of loss or theft, block calls and Unwanted SMS and can be controlled with Android Wear by voice commands.
The last antivirus on the list is AVG Antivirus. According to its developers, if you download this antivirus you will get an effective antivirus and antimalware protection and easy to use, in addition to a phone locator, a task eliminator, an application blocker, a call blocker, an analyzer and Wi-Fi connections and an image store to help protect you from threats to your privacy. This is another old acquaintance in the world of antivirus, so probably many of you already know it.