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Just like every coin has two sides, advancing technology also has two faces: positive and negative. While the positive aspect is growing in terms of new trendy features, the negativity is coupled with each of the features in terms of security threats. For example, if there is a new app that allows the Android owner to do bank transactions, the risk of password hack or unauthorized withdrawal is always there.
So, in order to protect the Android owners’ privacy and secrecy, Android technology is now getting more advanced by supporting a variety of security apps. Okay, it is true that you can auto-lock or password-protect your device, but there are times when you will need additional android security. In that case, you can choose one of the following free or paid security apps.
1. Lookout Mobile Security
With utilities such as Backup, Antivirus, and Find My Phone; this is all-in-one app to protect your phone against accidental data loss, viruses, spyware, and theft. In case of theft, your phone gets accentuated on its current location on a map after which you can ring a loud alarm and wipe all your data remotely.
This is a data manager that password-protect all the information stored on Android, such as passwords, Web logins, credit card numbers, PIN, and SSN. All this information is secured by an effective data encryption method so that no one can use it in case your phone is lost.
3. Seek Droid
As the name suggests, this app finds your stolen phone from any place on this planet via a map service. It also offers many security features such as activating a big alarm and deleting all data from the device.
4. Webroot Mobile Security
This lightweight security app is the Webroot’s online version for Android. It helps in deleting the risky applications, blocks malicious sites, and shields the data in case of theft.
5. Mobile Spy
Though this is basically a cell phone monitoring app, it is also helpful for those who want to secure their data while the mobile is stolen and also helps you find its location through its GPS tracking facility. When your mobile is lost or stolen you can wipe any useful information from your Android phone remotely using your Mobile Spy online account.
6. Seal App Locker
This app allows protect any other application with a locking pattern or password so that the illicit users cannot open or use them.
7. McAfee Wave Secure
This is McAfee’s powerful version that ensures privacy despite theft or misplacement. It can track the lost phone via maps, lock the lost device remotely, delete all data, take a back up of data remotely on web, and track new SIM card if used by the robber.
8. Splash ID Safe
The app is useful against identity theft and phishing. This is because it locks and encrypts sensitive information such as passwords, PINs, and credit card numbers.
9. Norton Mobile Security
Yes! There is a security app by Norton as well. Apart from locating the phone remotely and locking or wiping features, this app ensures anti-malware protection as well as screening of calls and SMSs from unknown or unwanted people.
Encompassing a PC-based extension for browsers such as Chrome, IE, Firefox, and Safari; this app is useful for Pc as well as Android phone. It makes use of a master password to access a cloud-based storage of passwords via which the app as well as the extension can automatically enter the site passwords, both on Android and PC.
About the Author: Lucille J Cronk loves to write on mobile technology applications, security, cell phone spying software and features. She has a wide knowledge on mobile spy software.