Antivirus for Android detects and prevents malware from infecting your Android device. While the same computer viruses that threaten laptops and desktops are not a threat to Android phones and tablets, many other types of malware are.
Without antivirus software, your device has no protection against online criminals and advanced online threats. Malware can be used for blackmailing, stealing your private information, money and even your identity. Because Android devices are more vulnerable to malware than iPhone, criminals often specifically target them.
As Android threats are increasing and getting more severe, Android devices should not be used without antivirus software. Antivirus automatically scans all the apps and files you download to your mobile device. It keeps you safe against trojans, spyware and all other malware threats before they can cause you harm. Choose one that is optimized for Android smartphones and tablets, such as F‑Secure Total.
Just as Windows desktop computers, Android smartphones are susceptible to viruses as well. Mobile devices are often connected to external networks, such as public WiFi, exposing them to various online threats. Some viruses are specifically designed to target mobile devices and can be very difficult to detect.
Trojans are a common type of virus that can be disguised as legitimate mobile applications. For example, an Android banking trojan looks just like an authentic banking app but can trick you into giving access to your online bank account. Download new apps only from the official app store and use premium antivirus protection to avoid trojans.
The built‑in virus protection in Android phones can provide the most basic security features but is far from enough for staying protected against today’s advanced viruses. The Google Play Protect antivirus in Android devices scans all apps installed from Google Play Store and prevents users from installing malicious apps. However, an Android smartphone’s built‑in antivirus lacks several advanced features needed for full internet security, such as a VPN or a password manager.
Similar to the built‑in Android antivirus, a free antivirus downloaded from the app store may provide some basic protection. When paying for a premium antivirus, you will get access to several advanced security features that free apps are missing.
F‑Secure Total’s premium antivirus keeps you protected at all times. Unlike a free antivirus, F‑Secure Total includes all the features of a complete mobile security suite for your Android devices.
Mobile security involves all measures used to protect your Android phone or tablet. Optimal mobile security protects your Android devices from various forms of cyber crime, such as unauthorized access, hacking and spying. Here are some tips for improving your mobile security and protecting yourself online:
F‑Secure Total protects more than just your Android devices. Get comprehensive internet security for your computer and Android devices with a single subscription, either just for yourself or the whole family. F‑Secure Total comes with an advanced antivirus and a versatile VPN, as well as password management and identity protection tools. You can try our complete online security app for free on your Android device.