What Android antivirus do you use? (2020)

This is a poll for anti-virus/anti-malware (AV) apps running on Android devices.

Important: GlassWire or myself are not recommending any products from the publishers listed in this poll.

Click here to see why you should be careful about Android AV products

You should be careful when you are choosing an Android antivirus because there are Fake and bad Android AV apps:

  • Don’t rely on download and review numbers. The most downloaded AV app has more than 100 million downloads but failed the test.
  • For the same reason, don’t rely on ratings. Most people cannot tell whether their AV app is or is not protecting them. Some are paying for an app that doesn’t actually scan any files or downloads.
  • Many publishers have more than one app. They can be almost exactly the same or they can be quite different so different apps from the same publisher can be much less effective.
  • Some publishers are difficult to check because they only have an email contact and no website.

Although I have relaxed the 2019 requirement to omit potentially risky apps, I have still left out those I’m most concerned about. The criteria I used included the following:

If you use GlassWire for Windows then try the Windows AV poll.

Please select up to three publishers:

  • Up to three votes because some people have separate personal and work phones or use more than one AV scanner.
  • Each vote remains public so others can see what you have voted for.
  • This poll will automatically close one day into 2021. You can change your votes at any time before that.
  • 360 Mobile Security
  • AegisLab
  • AhnLab (V3)
  • Alibaba
  • AVG
  • Avira
  • AVL Team
  • Bitdefender
  • Bsafe Labs
  • BullGuard
  • Check Point (ZoneAlarm)
  • Chili Security
  • Doctor Web (Dr.Web)
  • DU Apps
  • Emsisoft
  • ESET
  • ESTsoft (Dr. Capsule)
  • F-Secure (SAFE)
  • Hawk App (Super Cleaner)
  • Hi Security
  • IntelliAV
  • K7
  • Kaspersky
  • Lookout
  • Malwarebytes
  • McAfree
  • MicroWorld (eScan)
  • mobimagicdevelop
  • MYMobile Security
  • Norton
  • Nox
  • NSHC
  • Panda Security
  • Phone Clean
  • Psafe (dfndr)
  • Quick Heal
  • REVE
  • Samsung
  • Securion
  • Sophos
  • STOPzilla
  • Super Cleaner
  • Supermobilesafe
  • Symantec
  • Systweak
  • TAPI Security Labs
  • Tencent
  • Tencent (WeSecure)
  • ThreatTrack Security
  • Trend Micro
  • TrustGo
  • Trustwave
  • Webroot
  • Zemana
  • Zoner
  • Other - name it in a reply to this topic
  • None - I don’t use Android AV software

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@Remah What a long useful detailed list and poll! Really nice! Thanks for taking the time to put this poll together so we can all learn about different Android antivirus options.

I am using avast, it’s pretty good

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Never used any Android antivirus. Maybe because I`m changing devices faster than viruses finding it :rofl:


I’m not using antiviruses I think that they just consume energy for nothing

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There is a category in the poll for that: “None - I don’t use Android AV software”

I’ve been thinking about a 2021 poll so it would help me if anyone has discovered new anti-virus or anti-malware products to add to the list.

For your interest only, here’s a summary of the results of the Android antivirus/antimalware polls. Votes are too low to be statistically useful. The biggest difference between the two years is that None was not an option in 2019 and Other is not an option in 2020.

By largest number of votes over 2019-20:

Antivirus 2019 2020
None ? 38%
Bitdefender 17% 14%
Malwarebytes 17% 9%
Sophos 14% 9%
Kaspersky 14% 4%
Avast 7% 9%
ESET 7% 4%
Norton 7% 4%
Lookout 0% 9%
AVL Team 0% 4%
IntelliAV ? 4%
Tencent (Wesecure) 0% 4%
VIPRE ? 4%
Webroot 0% 4%
K7 7% 0%
Zemana 7% 0%
Avira 3% 0%
360 Mobile Security 3% 0%
Other 10% -

Note that the results:

  • are not representative of all GlassWire users, only of forum users.
  • for each year can be more than 100% because voters can use more than one antivirus
  • show “?” where the product wasn’t an option in that poll.

I am using VIPRE Advanced Security.

Strange that it is not on list.


I agree. Thanks for letting me know.

It is quite well-known (previously Sunbelt) so I’m not sure why it didn’t show up in my search lists. Anyway, I’ll add it for 2021.