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Best Mobile Antivirus

These days, lots of people use their iPhone, BlackBerry, or Android devices to browse the Internet. But many of them have not yet considered using an Antivirus software to protect their devices in the same way that they would for their PCs or laptops. This is dangerous, since a mobile phone can be prone to a malware infection all the same. When connected to the internet, these viruses can be be harmful to the operating system of the phone, applications, personal information, contacts, and more, leading to data loss, corrupted files and OS, and inadvertently sharing private information.

This FAQ will introduce you to several mobile antivirus options.

Free Mobile Antivirus


F-Secure is a solution that includes a firewall, antivirus, and anti-spyware. Not only does it automatically update, but it also gives you the option to receive SMS updates and enable remote deletion in case your device is compromised.

Price: $39.95, with the ability to start with a free trial.


BitDefender provides permanent antivirus protection in real time. It sweeps the device's internal memory and memory cards but remains optimized for efficient mobile use. Technical support is provided by professionals, FAQs, and a searchable online database.

Price from $29.95, with a trial version available.


Kaspersky Mobile Security 8.0 offers all of the same levels of security as on a PC. It protects files via encryption and prevents the transmission of personal data and attempts to prevent corruption with SMS-Block, SMS-Find, SMS-Clean, and SIM Watch.

Price from $29.95, with a trial version available.


Eset Mobile Antivirus offers a proactive security software, fast and effective for protecting smartphones against SMS spam, viruses, worms, adware, trojans, spyware, and other malware. It protects all entry points against corruption, including e-mail, SMS, file transfer, wireless, and ActiveSync, It also lets you filter SMS contacts and create a blacklist and a whitelist from your address book.

Price: $23.90, with access to a trial


Norton Smartphone Security for Symbian and Windows Mobile is an all-in-one solution, that protects against information theft, spam, and viruses.

Other Mobile Antiviruses

Other options to protect your mobile phone from viruses include McAfee Virus Scan Mobile and
AVG for Android.

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