Have you started thinking about 2017? Most of us can barely believe that but two months separate us from the new year, but facts are facts and with every new 365 days in the calendar comes a chance for implementing changes.
Trend of setting up new higher standards in every new year are most visible in technology industry, and we can always expect surprises (both positive and negative) on that front. When it comes to the questions of our web security, antivirus companies are promising only to be better in 2017. Seeing that cybercriminal is constantly reaching new levels, it is important to know if our safeguards are able to do their job right. Also, protecting our mobile devices has become just as important as protecting our laptops and PCs, because most of the world’s population has a large chunk of their confidential data stored on their mobile devices. This is why we took the time to see just what antivirus providers have to offer, as well what are the best free Android apps for the upcoming year.
#1 – Avast Free Mobile Security 2017
Avast is one of the antivirus brands that is very much used all over the world, thanks to the quality of service they provide for their non-paying customers. For 2017, Avast promises to keep up with the good work of keeping their clients safe and if at all possible inspire them to switch to their premium edition, which in, all truth, is all-encompassing. Aside from constant antivirus protection from all forms of malware and security breaches that might happen, Avast will make sure that your Android mobile device is protected when you’re using public Wi-Fi, which is particularly vulnerable to cybercriminal attempts. What’s more, Avast will safeguard your apps by locking them similar to applock, so there’s no way that someone can spy on you through them. All in all, this antivirus is proved to be one of the best freebies around.
#2 – AVG Free Antivirus 2017
Another familiar name among the antivirus celebrities, AVG gives all its contenders a run for their money with fool-proof quality features it gives to its customers. If you pay $40 for their premium version, you can expect a very high level of safety, though the notifications can become somewhat annoying. If you’re not keen on giving money for your antivirus (which is the case with most people), then AVG 2017 will do a good job in regularly scanning your mobile Android device to get rid of any signs of threats. You don’t have to worry about your firewall either, the program will keep everything in check and will be particularly meticulous in tracking spyware that isn’t easily found. What’s more, when you’re dealing with bank accounts from your mobile devices, AVG will have your back, so that hackers don’t get a hold of your sensitive information.
#3 – Avira Free Antivirus 2017
According to Avira’s website, over half a billion people in the world downloaded this antivirus, either in the form of an app or a program for their PC. This is a pretty impressive number, which speaks volumes about Avira’s quality of service. Not to much surprise, Avira did very well on different antivirus lab tests, it even got some perfect scores in satisfying different criteria concerning protection from all kinds of virus infections and potential security breaches. Another perk that you get with Avira, but not with other free antivirus Android apps, is that it will keep you safe from phishing, which in itself is reason enough why Avira is so often found on top 10 antivirus lists all over the Internet.
#4 – Panda Free Antivirus 2017
We strive to present the best specimens of different forms of antivirus apps, and with that in mind, we have to mention Panda antivirus. Unlike all other aforementioned antivirus Android apps, Panda app works on cloud technology, meaning that scans and any other app activity won’t in any way lag or slow you device down. Thanks to this technology, Panda can also very quickly spot a new form of virus, which means that a patch for it will also be provided fairly quickly. Interface of the app could be more intuitive, but once you get the hang of it, Panda will prove to be a solid protector of your security.
#5 – Kaspersky Free Antivirus 2017
Kaspersky is another classic antivirus program that has a trustworthy antivirus app for Android and will do a good job in protecting your device and your sensitive data. True, Kaspersky’s free antivirus is somewhat limited because it’s constricted to keeping you safe from antimalware and that’s all, meaning that your confidential web activity like bank transactions and passwords might require some additional protection. If you decide to invest into Kaspersky app, then you’ll get excellent protection, though Kaspersky is on the costly side of antivirus palette.
In 2017, like in all years before, do your best to be security-aware. You can be sure that cybercriminals are never idle, which is why you should do your best to have your security and privacy under watchful eye of an antivirus app of your choosing. – By Adam Ferraresi
Adam Ferraresi is 23 years old, but he first became interested in writing when he was in high school. Today he’s a successful web developer living in Dallas, Texas, and one of the most trusted writers at wefollowtech.com. In his free time, he’s an avid mountain climber and enjoys playing basketball with his friends.