15 Best Free Mobile Antivirus For Android Phone & iPhone

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The smartphones these days can perform most of the tasks that required conventional desktop computers and laptops few years back. There’s also too much of downloading stuff on your mobile phones – apps, games, videos, etc. And with these downloads, there is always a chance of some virus attacking your Smartphone’s software just as in our PCs and corrupting it making your OS go haywire. So, just as you require Antivirus software that protects your PCs, you require the same for your phones as well. Here, we listing down some of the best Antivirus apps that Android market has to offer for your mobile devices.

1. Lookout Security & Antivirus : It’s a 3-in-1 app for your phone. This app not only secures your phone against malware, spyware, and trojans but it also enables you to keep the backup of all your data and find your phone if missing. The user interface is great, just makes your device safe in few simple steps. There is a Premium version of the app that comes with additional features like Privacy Advisor, Remote Lock & Wipe, etc. You can have a trial of the premium version for 14 days, then buy it to use it permanently, or else you automatically will get back to the Free version of the app and continue to use it forever.

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App Requirements : Compatible with Android OS 1.5 and up.

Our Rating: 5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Android Market Link To Install This App

 

2. NQ Mobile Security & Antivirus : It is the West Coast Labs certified Mobile Security & Antivirus app. This one also helps in keeping track of your mobile traffic and protects your financial info used in online apps. You can add your personalized widget on your homescreen. The Premium version will give you Automatic Virus Database updates, Anti-theft premium features, Financial security and Anti-eavesdropping. Also a Go Ahead app for your mobile security.

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App Requirements : Compatible with Android OS 2.0 and up.

Our Rating: 5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Android Market Link To Install This App

 

3. Dr.Web Anti-virus Light : The product of a leading Russian anti-virus vendor Doctor Web, the app is really good. You get it all on the home screen of the app, just tap the options and secure your mobile. Launch this app and then you are just one tap(on the ‘OFF’ Icon in the ‘SpIDer Guard’ tile on the top) away from protecting your mobile software. It will not however give you ‘data backup’ and ‘find your phone’ features like in Lookout.

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App Requirements : Compatible with Android OS 1.5 and up.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Android Market Link To Install This App

 

4. Kaspersky Mobile Security Lite : Kaspersky has been a brand name in Antivirus software for our desktop PCs and laptops. Now download its mobile version for your Android devices as well. The app features essential anti-theft defense, allowing you to block, wipe or find your missing phone. Also enables you to block/filter unwanted calls and SMS texts. Supporting 14 international languages, comes with a security code/password option in the beginning to let the app to be used only by you, which is always a plus point in keeping your phone safe and secure.

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App Requirements : Compatible with Android OS 1.5 and up.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Android Market Link To Install This App

 

5. Norton Mobile Security Lite : Another top brand with its mobile version, Norton Antivirus & Security gives your mobile a FREE ANTI-MALWARE PROTECTION that eliminates viruses and malware before they infect your phone. Also contains all the important features like Remote Lock, Anti-theft & Anti-loss protection, Call & Text blocking, etc. One can blindly trust a Norton product in the Antivirus app segment but it comes at a great cost. Some main features are supported only in the upgraded version that will lighten up your pocket by $29.99(Rs 1500) annually.

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App Requirements : Compatible with Android 2.2 and up.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Android Market Link To Install This App

 

6. Blue Point Antivirus : Yet another effective antivirus that provides full protection against viruses, trojans, spyware or other malware. It is the world’s first Cloud AV + Whitelisting solution for Android devices. Unlike other mobile security solutions that tend to be “lite” versions of typical antivirus software that you might find on your computer, lacking vital detection capabilities, Blue Point enables to offload processing decisions to the cloud and away from the mobile device allows its Android based security solution to remain a complete security solution.

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App Requirements : Compatible with Android OS 2.2 and up.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Android Market Link To Install This App

 

7. Android Antivirus : Just going by its name, a very simple and straight-forward app doing its basic primary function – scanning your system and making you aware of any virus, malware, trojan so that you can take the necessary steps. Doesn’t include features like anti-theft, privacy advisor or data backup. The best part is that it is compatible with all Android versions.

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App Requirements : Compatible with Android OS 1.6 and up.

Our Rating: 4.2/5 | Price: Free | Visit Android Market Link To Install This App

 

8. GuardX Antivirus : With the least possible use of your phone’s battery, GuardX Antivirus controls each application install and notify you if it is malicious. Using application settings you can always know that your virus database is up to date or not. There is a ‘report’ feature using which you can report to them if you notice a suspicious application, they will test it and if it be malicious they add it into their database. The pop up of ads at the bottom might be an annoying element though.

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App Requirements : Compatible with Android OS 1.5 and up.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Android Market Link To Install This App

 

9. Webroot Security & Antivirus : this antivirus software has been named One of the Best Free Android Apps of 2011 by PCWorld. Takes care of all the essential features that an Antivirus should possess, being at par with the likes of Lookout, Kaspersky, NQ. The app is very light on device memory and battery utilization. Creating a Webroot account before starting the app is a compulsion, I personally would have like to skip it if there was an option to do so. I also like its user interface, it’s a classic in that aspect.

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App Requirements : Compatible with Android OS 2.1 and up.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Android Market Link To Install This App

 

10. AVG Antivirus : Another great antivirus app comes from the AVG Mobilation. This one helps shield you from threats to your security, privacy and online identity by focusing specifically on the mobile environment. With AVG Mobilation antivirus for Android you’ll receive effective, easy-to-use virus and malware protection, as well as a real-time scanner, phone locator, task killer, app locker and local device wipe. With this one, your mobile device is just one click(on the capsule) away from being completely safe.

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App Requirements : Compatible with Android OS 1.5 and up.

Our Rating: 4.3/5 | Price: Free | Visit Android Market Link To Install This App

 

11. McAfee Mobile Security(Trial) : The app provides comprehensive security and antivirus for your Android phone or tablet. Get a free trail of the app for 7 days and if you would like to continue with it further, you need to buy the full version. Obviously not a free app, but actually effective and efficient apps comes with a price tag, especially in the category we are discussing here. It’s about our Smartphone’s safety after all. You need to register with McAfee security before using the app.

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App Requirements : Compatible with Android OS 2.1 and up.

Our Rating: 4.3/5 | Price: Free | Visit Android Market Link To Install This App

 

12. AegisLab Antivirus : Another free antivirus app for your android phones which quite competitive amongst its other counterpart mentioned above. Features include – Scan Mobile Malware, Database search before installation and fully support 14 languages, SD card scan, auto-schedule Scan & advertisement detection. Registration is required prior to its use on your device.

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App Requirements : Compatible with Android OS 2.1 and up.

Our Rating: 4.3/5 | Price: Free | Visit Android Market Link To Install This App

 

13. NetQin Security&Anti-virus : Download NetQin Mobile Security for FREE Antivirus, privacy protection, phone locator, data backup, safe browsing, traffic monitoring and many other security protections for your Android mobile phones and tablets. Note that this app may be incompatible with the following apps: Norton, Lookout, AVG, ALYac, Dr.Web, Antivirus Free, Trend Micro, Mcafee, Kaspersky, F-secure.

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App Requirements : Compatible with Android OS 2.0 and up.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Android Market Link To Install This App

 

14. TrustGo Antivirus & Mobile Security : Built on 3 very essential elements of antivirus – Protection, Prevention & Recovery,  this definitely holds the potential to be the one-stop shop for protecting your mobile device and finding the apps you can trust. The app will not be compatible with devices running on Android @.0/@.1(Éclair) OS though. The user interface is also very intuitive and appealing.

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App Requirements : Compatible with Android OS 2.2 and up.

Our Rating: 4.6/5 | Price: Free | Visit Android Market Link To Install This App

 

15. Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus : Last on our list but not the least is Bitdefender Mobile Security and Antivirus for your Android smartphones. With its ‘Application Audit’ feature, it makes sure that your apps don’t misbehave i.e. it doesn’t let the apps peek into your private data when they needn’t, or access the internet and when they shouldn’t. This one too is also a great option in this category. Requires you to create an account before proceeding with the app. The trial period is of 14 days.

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App Requirements : Compatible with Android OS 2.0 and up.

Our Rating: 4.6/5 | Price: Free | Visit Android Market Link To Install This App

 

These were 15 shortlisted free antivirus apps for your android devices that would help you keeping your phones software safe and secure. We would come with other such posts mentioning good number of useful apps available in the Android market across different categories and/or utilities.

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Comments

  1. samir says:

    Dear sir,
    Have good time
    I buy before one month I phone from America ( I phone store ) under the hard disk serial number ( DNPGQT4YDP0N ) .
    Now the set is not work, only the screen is blank, and we try to open it as normal the result is become screen blank, and doesn’t work.
    we connected the I phone with charger plug and we try to open it ——— it will appear only the Apple logo.
    we follow the procedures of Apple store for Restoring by I tunes in DFU mode it made connection and loaded to restoring, But in the end appear message — you have Error 1602.
    - we turn the I phone ON :-
    Appear for us on the screen message ———- says Activation Required then connect to I tunes.
    please advise me what i can do ? By e-mail
    -Note ;-
    I phone part number /MD128LL/A
    Serial number / DNPGQT4YDP0N
    IMEI number / 012961000808393

    Waiting your reply
    and many thanks for your corporation
    Best Regards,

    • abhinav says:

      Hi Samir,

      I have faced the same issue.. mostly what you can do is remove the cable from your iPhone and then switch it ON, it will take more than average time but it will get launched.

      But this is an hardware issue, if your phone is still in warranty then you can get it replaced or you avoid restarting your phone while it is connected to a power source.

      Please let us know, if this solves the problem.

  2. chris says:

    why would you call the article “Free Mobile Antivirus For Android Phone & iPhone” if they are all for Android exclusively ? NONE are for iOS. This have been 3 minutes of my life i’ll never get back. Thanks for nothing

    • abhinav says:

      Hi Cris,

      Of all the applications mentioned above for Android, you will find the same application for iPhone. What you need to do is ” for iOS or iPhone” and this will give the link for the same application on App Store.
      For example:- The first application mentioned in the above post is LookOut and the link for this application on Apple Store is “http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lookout-free/id434893913?mt=8″.

      iOS and Android are the 2 major Mobile OS platforms and thus most of the times you will find an app on the both the platforms.
      So, you see if you are really willing to utilize your time, you will never waste any.

      Please let us know if you have any more question. Happy Reading!!!

  3. Lois says:

    I’ve had LOOKOUT on my Charge Droid since day 1. but I recently downloaded TrustGo.
    1. is there any harm in having BOTH?
    2. what is the recommendation of the community? is one better than the other?
    3. do they drain the battery?

    thanks in advance for any feedback.

  4. Viral Patel says:

    I advice iPhone iOS users don’t use any antivirus system. Don’t waste your money for that.
    ANTIVIRUS REQUIRED ONLY FOR ANDROID.
    If you have jail-broke iPhone don’t blame Apple.
    Jail-broke is not officially approved by apple.

  5. Stephania says:

    Thank you for another great post. The place else could anybody get that kind
    of info in such a perfect manner of writing? I have a presentation subsequent week, and I’m on the look for such info.

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