25 January 2011

Top 5 Best AntiVirus for Smartphones

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 · By Ramin asadi

Mobiles have become the real personal computers with important private data like contacts, emails, photos etc stored on them. Till now mobiles have not been targeted aggressively by viruses, malwares and spywares. But McAfee Labs, in its 2011 Threats Predictions report, predicts that 2011 will be a turning point for threats to mobile devices.

The reality of this threat has already been witnessed in the android malware that surfaced in the Chinese app market. That makes it extremely critical to get an anti-virus software that can protect your mobile against any such attack. Following is the list of the Top 5 Antivirus for Smartphones (not in any order) based on their popularity and features.

Kaspersky Mobile Security:

Kaspersky is one of the most trusted Anti Virus for Computers. They now have antivirus software for smartphones as well, known as ‘Kaspersky Mobile Security’.


Key Features of Kaspersky Mobile Security:
1. Privacy Protection: Make contacts, SMSs, call logs etc private.
2. Locate a lost or stolen smartphone via GPS tracking
3. Encrypt folders and files and remotely wipe or block your phone if it gets stolen or lost.
4. Protect you smartphone from malware and network attacks.
5. Block unwanted calls and SMSs.

Available for following platforms:
1. Symbian OS (Nokia smartphones only)
2. Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0, 6.0, 6.1, 6.5

Pricing:
1. $29.95 for 1  Phone / 1 year
2. Trial: 30 Day Fully Functional

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F-Secure Mobile Security 

F-Secure makes one the best mobile antivirus and mobile security software. It is regarded as light weight fast and effective.



Key features of F-Secure Mobile Security:
1. Complete security solution with automatic updates
2.  Safeguard personal and confidential data
3.  Identifies dangerous and harmful websites and protects your identity online
4.  Remote Data protection in case the phone gets lost or stolen
5.  Robust protection against virus and malwares

Available for following platforms:
1. Android 1.6, 2.x
2.  Symbian S60 3rd and 5th Edition
3.  Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 and 5.

Pricing:
1. € 39,95 per year / per mobile
2. You can get a 180 days free license by liking its Facebook page (5000 Licenses only).

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BullGuard Mobile Security

 

BullGuard Mobile Security is also one of the good mobile security softwares around. It is one of the very few software which is available for all major mobile OS like Android, Blackberry, Symbian and Windows Mobile. It supports all popular phones from Nokia, HTC, BlackBerry, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Motorola and others.  

Key features of BullGuard Mobile Security 10:
1. Real time detection and removal of virus and spyware which can be delivered by SMS, email, browsing, Bluetooth or Infrared.
2. Antitheft feature which locks the device remotely and tracks the device via GPS. All data can be wiped of remotely in case of theft.
3. Built in Parental controls
4. Firewall and Spam filters
5. Basic backup to save contacts and calendar online and recover them in case of damage or loss.

Available for following platforms:
1. Android (2.0 and higher)
2. Symbian OS Series 60 3rd and 5th edition
3. Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0 and above
4. Blackberry (4.2 and higher)

Pricing:
1. $29.95 for 1  Phone / 1 year
2. Get a 180 day free license by liking their Facebook page (5000 Licenses only)

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AVG Antivirus

ANTIVIRUSfree from DroidSecurity (Now a Part of AVG) is the most popular Antivirus for Android Devices.  


Key features of ANTIVIRUSFree:
1. Whole device scan and virus removal in one click
2. Check apps for malware before downloading them from app stores
3. Check website content, emails and SMS for malware before downloading them
4. Theft protection by locating the lost device via GPS
5. Create and display message on screen remotely
6. Lock device and wipe out all data remotely.
7. Protection from SMS spammers

Available for following platforms:
1. Only Android

Pricing:

1. ANTIVIRUSFree is free
2. ANTIVIRUSPro: $9.99

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Lookout Mobile Security

Lookout Mobile Security is one of the new entrants in Antivirus and Mobile Security game. It is focused only on Mobile Security Software. It comes in a Free and Pro version.


Key features of Lookout Mobile Security:
1.  Protects against threats including malware, spyware and apps that violate your privacy.
2. Privacy control that enables you to find, configure and control how apps access you private data.
3.  Ability to lock you phone remotely from the web in case of loss or theft.
4.  Wipe out all data from phone and memory card remotely.
5. Schedule automatic backup of your phone data online which can be restored anytime.
6. Locate you phone via GPS if it goes missing

Available for following platforms:
1. Android
2. Blackberry
3. Windows Mobile

Pricing:
1.  Free Version
2.  Premium version for $29.99 per year

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