Android anti-virus (AV) apps are either a waste of time or a necessity, depending on which side of the fence you’re on. When it comes to safety, I prefer to err on the side of caution, especially when it is free.
If you’re wondering why I said there’s no cost, it’s because independent testing facilities, such as AV-TEST GmbH, claim that there’s little difference between the paid and free versions of Android antivirus apps when it comes to detecting malware on mobile devices.
AV-TEST can say so since they gather all major Android antivirus apps every four months and put them through their paces. Their testing has proved that both versions protect m equally well for some time now.
“Android AV apps hinder performance,” is another topic of contention I frequently read about. According to AV-TEST, gadget performance is monitored in the following categories during testing: battery life, processor speed, and RF traffic level
Only two of the apps tested did not have a clean slate: one caused abnormal battery loss, and the other created excessive traffic.
So, ideally, you’ve come to the conclusion that there’s nothing to lose by installing an Android antivirus programme on your phone. It’s only a matter of deciding which one to go with.
Which app is the best fit for me?
When picking which of the free apps to download, keep in mind that there are a lot of options.