Android users will want to ensure their device is protected from malware, hacks, and other threats which can compromise your privacy and security. Although most Android devices have built-in malware protection programs, these often don’t have enough features to adequately safeguard your smartphone or tablet. Top Android antivirus can provide extra security features like an VPN or password manager, as well as anti-theft. A lot of these choices offer a trial for free to test them, or cost-effective premium plans with a variety features for the best security.

Malwarebytes Security is a prime example of a premium solution that goes beyond the basic requirements of malware scanning. Its mobile app protects your device from viruses and malicious URLs, and comes with the ability to audit your privacy that detects apps that spy on your movements. It can also detect whether you’re on a phishing site and warn you about dangerous Wi-Fi networks. The app is free but contains ads. A monthly or annual premium plan is available.

Norton Mobile Security is another great option. It offers a wide range of premium features at an affordable price. The mobile application detects malicious apps and allows you to block them, and it checks for existing apps to identify weaknesses that could be exploited to steal your information or install advertising software. It also tracks the location of a lost phone, and erase or lock its contents remotely, and also identifying suspicious Wi-Fi networks.