Best free Antivirus apps for Android in 2018

06 January, 2018, 03:17 | Author: Lynette Payne

To trick people into installing the shady software, hackers gave the apps legitimate sounding names like "Voice Recorder Pro", "WiFi Password Pro", "Super Flashlight Lite", and "Brightest LED Flashlight-Pro".

Apps listening in on you through your microphone is a creepy enough proposition, but to have them spying on your TV habits as well is enough to drive anyone up the wall.

Users who downloaded the apps were presented with a menu of options for enabling or disabling additional features.

But attackers can also exploit for their own ends, as demonstrated by a total of 36 phoney security tools discovered in the Google Play store for Android which instead of protecting the user, served up malware, adware and even tracked the location of the device.

"The aggressive ads show up during many different scenarios - for example, after the app sends notices to unlock the device screen or if the user is told to connect to a charger", Trend Micro said. "This is a purely malicious activity, as it has no other possible goal other than eluding the user", Check Point's security research team wrote in the blog. "They need to go above and beyond and be careful to make sure consumers know what's going on". "The deception was far reaching in its disruption to the user", Check Point noted.

The nearly incessant discovery of malware-laden apps on Google's official mobile app store has become something of an embarrassment for the company and a major problem for users. While the apps have already been taken down when Google was notified of their existence, the carrier apps have, which consisted of 22 flashlight and utility apps, have already been downloaded a total of 1.5 million to 7.5 million times.

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Google has committed increased resources to addressing the problem.

With top-rated web developer Rob Percival as your guide, you'll get the full overview of the tools and procedures necessary to create on the Android platform.

Google has also significantly ramped up its automated and manual processes for vetting mobile apps before they are uploaded to Play.

So below given ate the best free antivirus or anti-malware apps on Android available in the Google Play Store.

Avast Mobile Security is also an app that comes to our mind when we recommend an antivirus app for Android.

The New York Times reported that at least 250 Android apps are tracking what their users are watching on TV.

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