The virus can be transmitted to Android phones through a variety of ways. Hackers can deliver malware to you through your network, either via SMS or email or install apps from the Google Play Store with dangerous permissions. After installing the most effective anti-malware software, your device will be relatively secure. But as with any security tool, you need to monitor it to ensure that it is safe from potential threats.

Thankfully there are several good Android antivirus scanner options available that can help safeguard your phone from malware and hackers. Norton is one of them. It is a top option, getting top marks in independent lab tests. It also offers an excellent security suite of features, including a privacy rating for all apps including password manager, password manager, and Wi-Fi scanner. It even comes with an anti-theft function that can locate a stolen phone and remotely trigger its alarm or erase its data. Basic protection is free. However you can pay a each month or annually to eliminate ads and unlock additional features.

Avast is a good choice to protect your Android device. Its security features include the password vault and a privacy scanner for apps that rates all apps on the basis of how well they protect your personal information and a photo vault and it also blocks phishing websites. Its malware detection rate is top-notch as are its additional features such as a junk cleaning tool and an identity theft threat scanner.