4 android security apps

Print Edition: Sep 15, 2013

Lookout Security
Lookout ensures that your handset is malware, spyware and Trojan-free. It also lets you back up data stored on your phone, and locate it through GPS in case of loss or theft.
App is free

AVG Anti-Virus

This app is best known for guarding against phishers, blocking malicious sites and killing tasks that slow down the device.
App is free

NQ Security Premium

Besides the usual security functions, NQ Mobile Security Premium boasts of automatic virus database updates, spyware alerts, online banking protection, locking a lost or stolen phone, and activating an alarm remotely.
Price: Rs 1,190

McAfee Mobile Security

Besides the more conventional tasks, this app backs up data, checks apps against McAfee's TrustedSource URL reputation database, filters unwanted calls and texts.
Price: Rs 1,790

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