There are many reliable online antivirus scans for Android mobile apps, many of which are free. It is crucial to select an antivirus service that has high malware detection rates, and does not drain your battery or slow down your device.

Avast Free Mobile Security ranks among the top. Its protection scores in tests are impressive and it does a fantastic job of securing against viruses and isn’t too demanding on resources or battery life. It has possible leaks of valuable information a feature that makes apps require a PIN to open. This protects them against malware which could launch them automatically, potentially stealing sensitive data. The only downside is that it contains advertisements however, you can pay a monthly or annual fee to get rid of the ads.

Lookout mobile security, which is now known as Lookout Security and Antivirus or Lookout Personal, was among the first antivirus apps for Android and does an excellent job of protecting phones. Its simplicity of use and clean interface, along with the absence of ads contribute to its popularity. Its free version has basic features, such as scanning for malware and blocking sites that use phishing.

McAfee Mobile Security is another excellent antivirus program. Its ‘anti-theft’ features are powerful and allow you to track an unintentionally stolen device and remotely lock it or wipe its data. Other features include a Wi-Fi scanner, a RAM boost, and the ability to clean up junk. Its only downsides are its reliance on internet connectivity and slow performance when using an security scanner.