Android users should safeguard their devices from malware, hacks, and other threats which can compromise your security and privacy. Most Android devices come with built-in malware security, but these apps aren’t often enough to protect your tablets or smartphones. Top antivirus for androids can include additional security features, like the use of a VPN, password managers and anti-theft. Many of these options also offer a free tier for users to test the software or offer low-cost premium plans that offer various features to provide the best possible protection.

Malwarebytes Security is a perfect example of a premium option that goes far beyond the basics of malware scanning. Its mobile application protects your device from viruses and phishing URLs, and comes with a ‘privacy audit’ feature that looks for apps that spy on your movements. It also can detect when you go to a compromised site and warn you about risky Wi-Fi networks. The application is free, but it does come with ads and a yearly or monthly premium plan is available.

Norton Mobile Security is another excellent choice. It offers a wide variety of premium features at an affordable price. Its mobile application can identify malicious applications and lets you block them, and it checks for existing apps to find weaknesses that could be used to steal your data or install adware. It can also track and secure a lost phone and remotely wipe the contents and identify suspicious Wi-Fi networks.