As for laptops and desktops, antivirus apps are very important for your mobile devices too. These days we are used to carry sensitive and valuable data in our mobile phones or tablets. In order to protect your data from malicious attacks, antivirus app must be installed to your device.

Lot of antivirus apps are available for Android devices from Google Play Store. Here, I am picking the best 5 antivirus apps for Android phones which are available for free. So, just go through my list of top 5 free antivirus apps for Android devices and select a suitable antivirus app to ensure your android phone's security.

AVG antivirus is a popular name among security softwares for PC. They also have an Android version named Antivirus Security. Antivirus Security from AVG Mobile is free to download from Play Store. They also provide paid premium version with full features.
Apart from protecting your Android device from virus infection it also has many other features to enrich user experience.
* It scans your apps, settings, files and media in real time.
* It enables locating your lost phone via Google Maps.
* It locks your device to protect your privacy.
* It kills tasks to increase the speed of your device.
* It ensures your web browsing is safe and secure.
* It monitors battery, storage and data package usage.

It's another android antivirus app for your phone from known PC antivirus software developers Avast. Avast Mobile Security protects your device from virus, malware, spyware, trojans and unwanted phishing. This app is available in Play Store in both free and paid version.
The antivirus app is filled with a lot of features to ensure security.
* It has security tools like virus scanner, virus removal, cleaner and protect, network meter, app manager, app lock, and even firewall (on rooted phones) to protect yor phone.
* It protects against infections and WiFi-based threats to OS and app vulnerabilities.
* It can locate your lost phone through their web-based phone locating feature.
* It also has remote lock and memory wipe features.

Kaspersky is one of the most popular antivirus software developers. Kaspersky Internet Security is one of the highly rated antivirus app (It has 4.6+ rating) in Google Play Store. It is available in both free and paid version.
Similar to the above antivirus apps Kaspersky Internet Security is also has a wide range of features.
* It protects against viruses, spyware, Trojans and more.
* It has an advanced antivirus scanner to protect your device.
* It provides advanced anti-theft protection.
* It has call and text filter to protect you from unwanted calls and text messages.

It's a free antivirus app for your Android device from Bitdefender developers. It ensures complete mobile security without slowing down your device or even draining your battery.
Bitdefender Antivirus Free has many noted features too.
* It provides you unparalleled detection so that autopilot automatically scans any new apps that are downloaded to your Android device for viruses.
* It shows featherlight performance by using in-the-cloud services to check online for the latest safeguards to outbreaks. It also ensure zero impact on battery life and device performance.

Avira is a popular name in PC security world and it's Android antivirus app is available for free to download from Google Play Store. It also provides in app purchases to enrich the security features.
Avira Antivirus Security for Android phones has many features.
* It keeps your mobile device free from malware and virus infection.
* It helps you to find a lost mobile phone.
* It protects your data from theft with wiping and locking options.
* To avoid spam calls it has options to blacklist unwanted contacts.