Monday, 5 August 2013

5 Free antivirus apps to keep your Android smartphone malware-free

Recently, while on a conference call, Google CEO Larry Page revealed that over 1.5 million Android devices are being activated each day. While those numbers are really huge and impressive, there is another, unimpressive side to this too. 

A recent Kaspersky Lab report found that 99.9 percent of all the new malware detected in the first quarter of 2013 has been designed to prey on Android phones. In total, 22,750 new modifications of malicious programs targeting mobile devices were detected this past quarter. The vulnerability of this popular platform is exactly why Android users must invest in some research and pick a good anti-virus application for their devices. 

The Google Play store is full of such options. Below is a list of 5 popular anti-virus apps:

TrustGo Antivirus & Mobile Security app by TrustGo Inc.
A free application, the TrustGo Antivirus & Mobile Security app protects Android devices from prevailing dangers like malware and virus, along with other dangers including personal privacy, identity and data theft. It detects and removes all malware-ridden apps and viruses

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