You use your Android device not only for communicating, but also for downloading free games Android and other apps that make your life easier. Those games and apps are handy indeed, but do you know that some apps, especially the ones you download from unknown sources other than Google Play Store may carry malicious content that can be harmful for you and your device? Amidst growing popularity of Android OS, such danger becomes more and more notorious and widespread. To protect your privacy, your data and your device from it, you need to use your device cautiously and—more importantly—to install an antivirus app on it. There are hundreds of antivirus apps that you can download from Google Play Store. To make sure that you choose the right antivirus app, take the following factors into consideration.
Most antivirus apps for Android are available as free download apk that you can download and install for free, but to enjoy its premium features, you need to pay a fee that can be as high as $50 per year. In generally, free antivirus is already reliable enough to protect your device from unwanted attack and intrusion. If you only need basic protection, you may not need to pay at all, but you definitely need to check the premium features of the app that you use so that you can determine whether paying for those features is worthwhile.
Killing viruses is a tough job. Only developers with reputation can guarantee the effectiveness of their apps. There are obviously a number of antivirus developers with known reputation, such as Avast and Trend Micro. You can pick their products or simply hear what the crowd say. There are review articles on the internet that rank all Android antivirus apps based on their quality. Read them and you should get a clear clue of how to choose the most reputable antivirus app to protect your device.
You have to assess your needs in order to determine which antivirus app is the right for your Android device. This is important especially if you are on budget. If you have to choose a free antivirus app, an app that offers a huge selection of fancy features might not be the best choice because the price-feature ratio is simply disproportional. If you only need basic protection, choose a free app that offers reasonable features that don’t include, for example, anti-theft measure, etc. If you think that certain fancy features that an antivirus app offers are important, you should choose a free app that focuses on those features or be ready to pay to enjoy those features as paid features. Your needs ultimately decide which antivirus app is the best for you and your device.
With an antivirus app installed on your Android device, you can enjoy peace in mind when using your device for various purposes, including using it to download and install free APK from either reputable sources or those in the grey area.