Why do we need antivirus?
Unfortunately, even in proven mobile application stores manage to seep virus programs. So, the company's specialists Lookout Mobile Security recently identified as many as thirty-two programs that have passed all pre-filters in Google Play (the main source of applications for devices running on the Android system). These apps are disguised the malicious component under the standard ad unit.
Modern mobile the antivirus must contain a minimum of two modules: the scanner and memory resident monitoring. The scanner checks the application only upon user request, it needs to detect already installed on the device malicious apps. Resident monitor runs continuously on the device and constantly checks the state of the file system. He pulls on some amount of resources, but it can detect virus before installing on the phone.
There are a number of free anti-virus proven
Norton Mobile Security Lite is the free version of antivirus. The program is constantly updated, quickly scans and "hangs" is not even the fastest device. The application window in the free version are not too informative. In it you can see the progress of the operation, information about analyzed files and the overall results of the virus scan.
Comodo Mobile Security — one of the most comprehensive antiviruses. He has all the "gentleman's" set of necessary functions quickly scans apps in real time, monitors changes in the file system, but in addition is able to show network activity of all apps individually, which can be very useful.
Antiy Labs AVL is able to identify atypical relationships between files that might indicate a viral infection. The rest — of typical antivirus, able everything that the previous instances.
TrustGo Antivirus & Mobile Security differs from its predecessors in function of self-defense (which means that the virus can't disable it). This antivirus offers the possibility of safe browsing on the Internet. Along the way, he checks the application for leakage of personal data. It is more demanding to resources phone than the previous models.
BitDefender Antivirus Free is a very simple antivirus that completely checks all the installed applications. Is not too informative interface, but it is quite effective.