If you’re worried about mobile malware, it makes sense to install an antivirus app on your Android phone. There are lots of good security apps to choose from, both free and paid, which generally don’t require much configuration. Or you may opt to rely on Google’s own Play Protect feature to keep your device safe.
Sadly, the rise in Android malware infections suggests that neither option is completely reliable on its own. We’ll explain the security checks you should make to ensure your phone is properly protected.
1. Test Your Phone’s Anti-Malware Protection
The most important feature in an Android security app is obviously its ability to detect and quarantine potential threats before they can do any damage.