Android is one of the widely used Smartphone OS. As it is Open Source and popular, different types of threats also increase. Now there are many threats on Android devices. There are many Security measures which one must not ignore while using an Android device. There are almost every type of solutions (apps) available to most of the problems which an user experiences ever.
Previously there was many security threats on PC and Laptops but as the Smartphone market is growing the threat level of this is also growing which can’t be stopped easily. For that there are some Apps which you can use on your Smartphone which will protects you up to some Level.
Before telling about the security let me tell you about the OS. Android is a modern mobile platform that was designed to be truly open. Android applications make use of advanced hardware and software, as well as local and served data, exposed through the platform to bring innovation and value to consumers. Securing an open platform requires a robust security architecture and rigorous security programs.
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Here are some Android Security Apps which you can use to protect your phone from different types of threats-
Anti Theft alarm – Anti Theft Alarm is a very useful app which is helps you protect your Phone from being Robbed. It has some features such as Phone movement detection, Charger unplugged detection, Password Protection (Pattern/PIN) and many other features.
Android PSI– Secure your Android device whether you are a mobile or a home user, or an administrator managing all patch management security aspects you will need this app. Secunia Android PSI scans and identifies all vulnerabilities present on 3rd party apps and installs required security updates to offer you maximum security.
Lookout Security & Antivirus – It’s an All in one Android app which is loaded with Antivirus, backup, locator. This is a widely used mobile Application which offers essential protection to your phone and tablet against malware, viruses, loss and theft.
AppScan Beta – This app helps to scans other apps on the Android Market and identifies any spyware or malware they may have on them by flagging them as “suspicious.”
Lockwatch Anti-Theft – This app takes a photo of the intruder using the front camera when the wrong unlock code is entered and determines the phone location using GPS and WiFi so you can find the thief. It also immediately e-mails you with a photo and GPS location if the phone is switched off.
360 Mobile Security – This app is a top of the line mobile security app designed to protect your Android phone against the latest viruses, malware, system vulnerabilities and privacy risks. It also cleans up idle apps running in the background and speeds up your Android phone.
There are many Different Antivirus Apps which have almost same features such as- TrustGo Antivirus & Mobile Security , Comodo Mobile Security & Antivirus Free, Sophos Free Antivirus & Security , Lookout Security & Antivirus , Zoner AntiVirus Free, Dr. Web Antivirus Light , AVG Anti-Virus Free, TrendMicro Mobile Security & Antivirus , NQ Mobile Security & Antivirus.