A cellphone is one of the most important and integrated technological elements in our lifestyles. We spend thousands of dollars every year, to buy that new galaxy, or the latest iPhone, that gets launched. Our cell phones not only contain the personal photographs and contact information, and some private stuff, but, nowadays, they contain a lot more than that. Considering the features and versatility that the cell phone provide, we are able to implement their use in a lot of stuff, and even some of our professional and confidential agencies may be using it, and handling the national level security on that 5 inch device. The technology has advanced magicians, and the things that we used to fantasize and imagine a few years back, is available to us so easily and feasibly.
But, there is a huge problem that exists in the information technology industry, and that is, the issue of security. There are a lot of hackers, crackers, and people, who is always looking for, to break into your confidential information, and play with your information, which may cause huge problems. And, trust me, with the term hackers and information stealers, I do not only mean those Chinese hackers, but also the people that stay around you, yes your friends, and your mom might also be checking into your whatsapp chats, which might cause a huge problem in the dinner conference later. So, how do we stay safe from this. Well, the very simple and basic way is to implement security on your cell phone, using those pattern locks, or passwords, etc, and another more secure, and more feasible option is to use some third party applications, that integrates security protocols in your mobile phone.
Fortunately, these applications are available for android platforms, and these are cheap, and very useful and have a lot of unique security features. Most of them also come equipped with anti theft functionalities, that will help you a lot. A list of some of the apps is given below:
F-secure is one of the most popular App to secure your mobile, Protect your phone against viruses, spyware, hacker attacks, and online identity theft. Block unwanted calls and messages, and get rid of malicious apps that may risk your privacy.
Heartbleed Security Scanner is developed by Lookout, the leading mobile security company that builds security & antivirus technology that protects people, business, governments, and critical infrastructure from the growing threats in the post-PC era.
Protect your mobile device with 360 Security, a top of the line mobile security app designed to protect your Android phone against the latest viruses, malware, system vulnerabilities, and privacy risks. The app also cleans application caches and junk files from your system, Increases the available storage space on SD card and boosts your Android phone.
avast! Mobile Security with free antivirus for Android secures against unwanted phishing, malware, spyware, and malicious viruses such as trojans and even against loss or theft. Secure your phone and tablet with our top-rated free mobile security app with both antivirus and anti-theft protection.
Do you have pictures or videos that you want to keep it secret? ‘Secure Gallery'(Hide pictures & videos) can hide(lock) pictures and videos for protection of your privacy using a password or pattern
CM Security ranked #1 by the AV-TEST again! AV-TEST, a leading independent organization in Germany, conduct regular appraisals of all antivirus products on the market and hand it awards for excellence.
Security is a world leader in phone safety and works on all Android phones. It provides must-have safety features including anti-virus, privacy protection and harassing call intercept, alongside management functionality such as smartphone acceleration, bandwidth usage monitoring, private space and mobile security. One app brings you both safety and ease of management!
i-Security is a free app specially built for Android power devices that allows you to remotely monitor live video from security cameras through Surveillance systems. Users can view multiple cameras simultaneously by 3G or WiFi. It also supports snapshots and physical / digital PTZ control.
Quick Heal Mobile Security not only protects your Android smartphone from malware, but it also secures it against theft or loss. It has enhanced Call & SMS filter that allows you to block unknown numbers and numbers starting and ending with a certain series.
Kaspersky Internet Security for Android delivers the latest mobile security technologies – including superior anti-theft protection and Android antivirus. All the great features of Kaspersky Mobile Security and Kaspersky Tablet Security are now available in a single easy-to-use solution that is optimized specifically for smartphones and tablets.
Avira another most popular security apps for your mobile and tablets. features – Protect your data from theft, keep your mobile malware free,blacklist unwanted contacts and many more.
Lookout Security & Antivirus offers top-notch protection against mobile threats, phone loss and theft.
14) DU Speed Booster
DU Speed Booster is an Android optimizer & cleaner master with a FREE built-in antivirus security feature. It can boost the speed of your phone by up to 60%, cleans junk (cache) files from your system, and increases the available storage space on your SD card.
Features and Advantages
• Performs quick or full file system scans, as well as custom scans of user-specified files and folders.
Offers real-time file system scanning with the SpIDer Guard monitor whenever attempts are made to save files in the memory.
• Using the unique Origins Tracing™ technology, detects new, unknown malware.
• Protects SD cards from becoming infected with autorun files and Exploit.Cpllnk, both of which may be dangerous for Windows-running devices.
• Moves detected threats to the quarantine from which isolated files can be restored, if needed.
• Minimally impacts system performance.
Give your Android mobile devices TOTAL protection from viruses and privacy “intruders” with Bitdefender Mobile Security! PC Security Labs heralded this cutting-edge app with a FIVE STAR AWARD, so you know you can trust it to keep your device, your information, and your privacy safe!
17) Hotspot Shield
Access media, video and messaging apps from around the world | Unblock social networks | Keep your mobile activities safe & private.
AVG AntiVirus FREE security for Android™ protects you from harmful viruses, malware, spyware and text messages and helps keep your personal data safe
The world’s most popular anti-malware technology has now gone mobile! Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile protects your phone or tablet from malware, infected apps, and unauthorized surveillance.
Go Explore. Protect your smartphone or tablet with Mobile Security & Antivirus, premium internet security solution from ESET and enjoy the web and shopping online.