With the increasing use of the Android smartphones, the number of spam, viruses and malware attacks has been enhanced tremendously. There are little number of people or no person that has never been attacked by spam and viruses in their lives since they are using Android phones. Fortunately there are many security apps for Android that can guard your phone against such inconveniences. But the problem is only few of them are worth using. Following are some safety applications that are must have for every Android user.
As most of us don’t care about the information our search engine provides to different businesses, yet it causes the large number of the spam we receive on our emails. Duckduckgo is a search engine app which is famous for not grabbing the info of its users. However, it displays some advertisements, but they are not that bad. Start using such search engines instead of Bing and Yahoo is a first step in the direction of more secure digital world.
[appbox googleplay com.duckduckgo.mobile.android]
Being one of the most amazing privacy app, it gets you aware about all details of the data that other apps on your phone obtaining. This is highly useful that can cease the suspicious activities of random apps that sometimes automatically get into your Android device, you without knowing it and catches the data from your phone. Glasswire will show the amount of info every app is collecting from your device and in what proportion.
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[appbox googleplay com.glasswire.android]
If you always forgot your passwords because of having so many of them and at the same time don’t really trust any software to save them for you then LastPass is the solution. It will not only secure all your PIN codes and passwords with great confidentiality but also facilitate you of never going through the hustle of remembering more than one password, only the master password.
[appbox googleplay com.lastpass.lpandroid]
If you are a teenager who always trouble by nosy younger siblings of yours then this is the thing for you. Just have this application and every time you get out of an Android app of your’s phone, it will demand password to reopen next time you open it. Each and every application on your phone will have a password security on it without which none of your data can be accessed. This App locker is also beneficial for the parents having young kids who always try to mess with the phone, as it is more like of a parental control but on the parent’s phone.
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[appbox googleplay com.domobile.applock]
Although Signal is a calling and messaging app but has high level of security it provides to the users which compelled me to add this application in this list. It uses entirely end to end encrypted data. It is a great option for users who prefer security over friendly user system. Signal is an app worth trying for security and privacy.
Its other part of texting and calling is also outstanding in which you can use features such as media, voice calls, group messaging without getting into the hustle of putting login and the PIN codes.
[appbox googleplay org.thoughtcrime.securesms]
Avast Antivirus & Security
With the Increasing number of the internet user, there are thousands of unreliable website launching every day. Avast antivirus can help you to get protected from such websites that are carrying malware by blocking them. It also blocks unwanted calls on your phone by using the blacklist feature. This makes it a complete security app for Android smart phone.
Apart from the security it provides, its other features give you the full hold of mobile control and activities. You can observe the activities of each and every application in your phone and what data they are gathering. Like some battery saving apps, you can block wi-fi access to some of the most particular apps. If you are suspicious about app that can work offline but continuously using the internet and ,makes you feel it is gathering your unnecessary data then you can use it in a much safer way by cutting its off from the wi-fi access.
If you are tired of dealing with the continuous malware receiving on your phone then there is an app especially designed for malware. Unlike any other security app, it only specializes in identifying and blocking malware to reach your device. If you have a question that why should you have AVL as all other security apps provide additional features along with the malware blocking, then let me tell you when it comes to malware, there is no match of AVL. In a recent test, it has scored 100% in recognizing every malware without a single error.
Although this is available for free on Google Play Store yet you can enjoy some additional features if you go for a pro version.
[appbox googleplay com.antiy.avl]
Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus
Kaspersky is the complete app for security to deal with the phishing and data theft issues. If you are one of those people who had previously got their Facebook account hacked but had no clue about what to do to take the proper precautionary measures, then it is the real-time and one of great security apps to get you out from the trouble. It also gives you the protection from other viruses on internet that tries to breach your security to get inside if your Android device like Malware.
This protects you from identity theft, spyware, malware or data theft and other viruses that are exploiting the data on your phone. The application has a great number of features and categories it can protect your device from. Although the capacity provided by the features is not yet surely estimated but the app can be seen as a first step in the direction of save internet.
The increasing rate of cyber crimes and the manipulating ways of giant organization gathering your personal info on the name of studying consumer behavior and improving their customer services has become a common excuse behind which they are harming your privacy. Although you do not use the internet or social media network much but if you have a phone, then it’s a must have application on your Android device.
Lookout comes with a lot of features but the one who pays for its premium version can avail from all the facilities and features it provide. Whereas you can only get the app protection along with mobile location feature if want a free trail.
[appbox googleplay com.lookout]
It doesn’t just prevent your phone from any security breach but also prevent any such incidents in future by taking proper precautionary measures. It detects viruses and malware and keep it away from your Android device. By just having it in your phone, you will feel free from the threat of security breach. If you are one of those people who think about safety first, then this is the app for you.
[appbox googleplay com.qihoo.security]
Security Master does not keep your phone safe by just a single screen lock code, instead it does so at very grass-root level. It puts password and security checks at each apps of yours. In this way even if your phone screen lock is open, anyone who would try to penetrate this system or tries to harm your privacy would have a really tough time getting access to even a single byte of personal information.
If someone tries to open your pattern code in your absence then it will take the photo of that person after few failing attempts.
[appbox googleplay com.cleanmaster.security]