Malware is pretty common amongst android users these days with absolutely no signs of diminishing rendering your personal information at risk and data at an immediate danger of corruption. There are many anti-virus applications that can serve to protect your android device but not all of them are up to par and able to defeat these viruses and malware since every single day new ones are appearing. You need to be extra careful with the applications that you install that are supposed to get rid of these viruses and make sure that they come from trusted vendors because at times, even these applications are a threat.
TrustGo is one antivirus application that is available for free and is available equipped with many features that you would like to have in an antivirus application. While this application should provide you with all the basic protection you might need, the anti-theft features offered by TrustGo are at an all-time low. This particular software is focused on applications and that is what sets it apart from all the other big shots available at the Play Store. You install the application and open it and you will see a an app manager tab. Tap it and you will see a list of applications installed in your device that have already been scanned by TrustGo and are certified as safe to use. If you tap ‘my apps’ it will let you know about all the applications that are currently installed in your cellphone. You can choose to uninstall that doesn’t take your fancy from that particular tab or even report it to the TrustGo labs for unusual behavior. You can also access Privacy Guard in order to see what applications require what sort of permissions from you that provides you an insight into what information your applications can access. If you are uncomfortable with something you can uninstall it in a second.
It is free, easy to use, provides high-end malware protection, and it provides low-level anti-theft options as well but they are poorly implemented. While the features offered are truly amazing at a price of zero, it would have been highly appreciated if the anti-theft features were properly implemented but there is only so much you can expect from a free antivirus application. This application however, is worth a shot and you should definitely have it on your mobile since it is one of the top out there to provide such a level of protection for free.