Your no-fuss, fail-safe guide to protecting Android devices

Anndrew Vacca

Antimalware. Personal and business computing is shifting slowly away from the PC and toward mobile devices, which means that malware is also making the jump. Luckily, antivirus developers are taking note.

Independent test lab AV-Test's results for Android security products found that 16 of the 30 products it tested -- including Bitdefender's Mobile Security & Antivirus, McAfee Antivirus & Security, and Symantec's Norton Security Antivirus -- scored 100 percent when it came to detection rates.

These products also can remotely lock and wipe your device, locate the device if it's lost or stolen, and back up your data -- features that older versions of Android lack. Bitdefender, McAfee, and Symantec all charge the same annual subscription fee: $30 per device. Lookout offers a basic version of its Security & Antivirus app at no charge.

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