Android users will want to secure their devices from malware, hacks and other threats that can compromise your privacy and security. While many Android devices come with built-in malware protection programs however, they often lack enough features to protect your tablet or smartphone. Top antivirus for androids can include additional security features, such as the VPN, password managers and anti-theft. A majority of these options offer a free tier to test them out or offer low-cost premium plans that come with a variety of features for the best possible protection.

Malwarebytes Security is an example of a top-quality option that goes far beyond the basics of malware scanning. Its mobile app protects you from phishing and viruses links, and also comes with an auditing feature for privacy which looks for apps that track your movements. It can also detect whether you’re using an insecure website and warn you about dangerous Wi-Fi networks. The app is free but does contain ads. A monthly or annual premium plan is also available.

Another option is Norton Mobile Security, which offers a range of good premium features at a reasonable cost. Its mobile application identifies malicious applications and lets you block them, and it examines existing apps to find weaknesses that could be exploited to steal your personal data or install ads. It also tracks the lost phone and lock or wipe its contents remotely, as well as identifying suspicious Wi-Fi networks.