Best Antivirus for Android- A Common Question

Best Antivirus

Which one is the best antivirus for android? this is a common question that every android user faces on regular basis and we go to the store and download an antivirus whose icon looks good and charming. here we will discuss the best antivirus for android but before we go for it we have to understand what the actual virus is?

What is a Virus?

As we all are facing the world’s deadliest virus destruction worldwide we are very familiar a virus cannot prevail without any host. Computer virus or android virus is also the same it needs a host to reproduce itself. computer or android viruses are special coded files that infect legitimate apps and become part of that app. Now it waits for the host to be connected or the infected file to be shared with another host. The android virus runs in the background and makes some sort of actions that the user never wants to be done on his device. the more technology is improving the more our devices are vulnerable to infection of viruses.

Do You Know?

In 1986, the first computer virus named Brain was coded and spread by two Pakistani Brothers Amjad Farooq Alvi and Basit. they had a computer shop they were very frustrated by the customers who constantly make copies of their software. So the solution was to replace the boot sector of the floppy disk with the virus. However, its aim was not to corrupt any data but to stop pirated copies of the software. The first Android Trojan, AndroidOS.DroidSMS.A, was a classic SMS fraud app, emerging in August 2010. In the same month, another Trojan was discovered in the game TapSnake, with this one transmitting the GPS location of infected phones.

Types of Android Viruses

Some notable mobile phone viruses include:

Cabir: It was created by hackers of the Czech Republic and Slovakia and it uses Bluetooth technology to infect mobile users who have Bluetooth turned on with a 30-meter radius. it was not that dangerous but it had a big share of power consumption because it keeps scanning nearby Bluetooth devices. it was normally used for making fun with others devices.

Commwarrior: Commwarrior actually disturbed many users, it was developed in 2005. this virus used the MMS service of the Symbian phones by replicating MMS and automatically sent to all contacts. People at that time were charged heavily by the network companies because of this high amount of MMS sending.

Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a: This virus was created in 2010 and it was in the shape of a media player. in 2010 for android, there were not that many media players available in stores so the hackers took advantage of it and they created a media player when that media player was installed and played it starts sending SMS to various numbers of the contact list. that SMS had the link of virus and some lucrative fake deals. so Smart phone started hanging and heating up.

What damage a virus can do?

It has the ability to share your media files with hackers. All SMS are open in front of Hackers. Credit card details and passwords become easy to be hacked. Slowdowns the device’s performance. Erratic device behavior is observed. Unexplained data loss and high bills on regular interval devices start crashing.

Do You Know?

The worst computer virus outbreak in history, Mydoom caused estimated damage of $38 billion in 200.

Best Antivirus for Android

Now the actual question arises which one is the Best Antivirus for Android so here are is the list of best antiviruses that have the ability to not only scan the virus but also clean and protect in the future. although many of them are paid a normal personal phone can be protected by free versions available in stores.

1- Bitdefender Mobile Security US$14.99/year
2- Norton Mobile Security US$14.99/year
3- Avast Mobile Security (FREE) & $24, $40/year premium
4- Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus (Free) $20/year premium
5- Google Play Protect (Free)

By Syed Junaid AbbasĀ 

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