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40 Best Security and Antivirus Apps for iPhone and Android Smartphones

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Have you ever lost your mobile phone? If this has ever happened to you, you should know what a nightmare it can be. To minimize the impact of a lost mobile phone, you can install some security apps giving your phone a sufficient protection. On the other hand, security apps can also be used to protect your phones from being infected by spam, malware, viruses etc.


In today’s post, we’ve compiled a list of 40 best security and antivirus apps you can use to protect your iPhone and Android powered Smartphones. Although some of the apps are not free, it’s worth paying a small fee in order to protect your contacts, photos and other personal sensitive data stored in your Smartphone.

Best Security Apps for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

iCamViewer from CCTV Camera Pros is a free video surveillance iPhone app that allows you to view up to 8 IP security cameras or CCTV cameras from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad from your local network or remotely over the Internet. This app works with both IP cameras and CCTV cameras.

Splash ID
With Splash ID you can store and lock sensitive information – not just usernames and passwords but credit card data, account numbers, registration codes, prescriptions, and much more.

When your device is missing, log into your GadgetTrak’s account using any web browser and enable tracking immediately. GadgetTrak will spring to life and generate location reports, including map points, longitude, latitude and IP address to help you pinpoint your lost device. It can even snap photos of the thief.

PocketCloud Remote Desktop Pro
PocketCloud is a secure and fast way to remotely connect to your Mac or Windows desktop with your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. The app allows you to access your files, pictures, and applications like Outlook, Word, Photoshop, games or any other program.

This app protects your most sensitive networked information and data with strong RSA SecurID two-factor authentication.

Find My iPhone
If you misplace your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, the Find My iPhone app will let you use another iOS device to find it and protect your data. Simply install this free app on another iOS device, open it, and sign in with your Apple ID. Find My iPhone will help you locate your missing device on a map. You can then choose to display a message or play a sound, remotely lock your device, or erase your data on it.

Snap quickly scans the network around your phone and discovers nearby servers, routers even other iPhones. When Snap finds a device, it shows you the manufacturer of the device, any name information it could discover from the device, as well as the device’s MAC and IP addresses.

Viewer for Axis Cams
This app provides quick and easy access to your Axis IP Cam over both mobile phone and WIFI networks. Your camera appear straight away in the multicam view once the app loads, then double tap a camera to view a bigger high speed image.

Security Cam
Security Cam turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into the ultimate security camera. (You can also do some amazing Time-lapse photography.)

McAfee WaveSecure
Your iPhone, well protected. McAfee WaveSecure for iOS 4 lets you back up or restore your data securely, as well as enabling you to remotely locate your device.

VirusBarrier iOS lets you easily scan e-mail attachments, other files you have access to on your iOS device, or files on remote locations such as MobileMe and DropBox, web servers or WebDAV and FTP shares. The app also can detect and eradicate all known malware affecting Windows or Macs: viruses, worms, Trojan horses, fake antiviruses, and other types of malware that might otherwise pass through undetected.

My Security App
A free of charge personal security app with great features like live Friend Tracker, with links to Facebook & Twitter, and with push notifications.

Webroot SecureWeb Browser
Webroot SecureWeb iPad and iPhone security apps provide a feature-rich web browser allowing you to confidently browse, shop and bank online. Webroot’s URL filtering technology lets you know if the site is safe to enter while blocking users from entering malicious websites. Search results from Google, Yahoo, Bing, and Ask will be annotated accordingly with safe, unknown, or known threats reputation marks.

Portscan allows you to search a network host for open ports/running services. This app uses TCP connect() to scan, because everything else would require root privilege. With Portscan you have a useful computer security tool right in your pocket. A must have for every network/system administrator.

iHound helps you protect your family and the mobile devices they use. With its proprietary geo-fencing technology, communicate and know where loved ones are with the touch of a button. With the technology, you can receive alerts when a child or spouse leaves a designated area such as school or work. Help locate and keep safe their mobile devices with remote locking and remote data wiping technology.

iPortScan PRO
iPortScan PRO is a port scanner for your iPhone or iPod Touch. It does not feature any network discovery; however, this tool is useful for sysadmins checking what services are listening on a known system. This is very handy for the system admin who can use this tool to quickly portscan all of his systems to make sure nothing is open that shouldn’t be.

Security Organizer
If you’re keeping all your passwords unsecured in your iPhone, getting your phone stolen could be like getting your pocket picked, your house robbed and your email account hacked all at once. With Security Organizer you don’t compromise security for price. The app protects your personal information behind the iPhone’s internal keychain encryption.

SNMPmon allows you to monitor SNMP-capable devices. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is used in network management systems to monitor network-attached devices.

IP Port List
IP Port List is a reference tool that allows you to search and view all IP port numbers that are registered with IANA and view the name and brief description of those assignments. Included are all well-known ports (0-1023) and registered ports (1024-49151).

Snap Secure
Snap Secure protect your Smartphone data with wireless backup and restore. With the app, you can get your contacts and calendar (iOS4) from your old Smartphone into your iPhone/iPad without wires and PC.

Best Security Apps for Android Powered Smartphones

Lookout Mobile Security
Lookout offers excellent services for data backup and restore, phone tracking, anti-virus and malware protection, as well as a great visual interface.

AVG Antivirus
AVG Mobilation Free combats viruses and malware, and also provides loss and theft protection through the ability to track and control your smartphone remotely if you should become separated from it. It is easy to use and works on all versions of Android OS, v1.6 onwards.

mSecure Password Manager
mSecure Password Manager safeguards your web site logins, bank accounts and credit cards thereby protecting your reputation, identity and finances.

McAfee WaveSecure
McAfee WaveSecure is a complete mobile security service that lets users protect data, ensure privacy in the event of theft and enhances the possibility of recovering the device.

NQ Mobile Security & Antivirus
This app protects your android phone and tablet from viruses, malware, spyware, trojans and phone hacking.

BullGuard Mobile Security protects your phone from viruses, spyware and from losing vital data when you lose your phone. It also provides a web interface for monitoring your kids’ phone including text messages and photos, so you can see what they’re up to at all times. BullGuard is available for Android, Symbian or Windows Mobile.

Norton Antivirus & Security
Norton, the well-known anti-virus provider also offers its services for mobile devices. It protects your privacy and the important stuff on your phone, and prevents strangers from using your phone if it’s lost or stolen.

avast! Mobile Security
avast! Free Mobile Security provides various security features including privacy reports, Call/SMS filtering, an Application Manager, and several remote options.

With Seal you can protect any application with a password or a pattern easily, so nobody but you can open them.

SeekDroid allows you to locate your lost or stolen device anywhere in the world. See your device on a map, set off an audible alarm, wipe the device, and more.

Trend Micro Mobile Security
This app protects your Android from loss, malicious apps, and dangerous websites.

Kaspersky Mobile Security
Kaspersky Mobile Security combines innovative anti-theft defense with advanced Internet threat protection to ensure the safety of your Android Smartphone. Whether your phone is lost or stolen, or is targeted while you’re surfing the internet, you know your personal data is always safe.

F-Secure Mobile Security
Mobile Security is a complete security solution for your smartphones and tablet computers. It helps protect the contents of your devices, enables safe mobile web browsing, and can assist you if your device is lost or stolen.

Webroot SecureAnywhere Mobile Premier
Webroot is an advanced antivirus, Internet security and identity protection for Android smartphones and tablets. Complete mobile security with App Inspector, remote data wipe, lost device mapping, virus shield, SIM card lock, network monitor and more.

Pocket allows you to safely store all your sensitive data such as bank account details and passwords on your phone. Pocket is also useful for remembering all those bits and pieces of information in one place from frequent flier numbers to contact lens prescriptions.

LastPass Password Manager
Mobile version of LastPass password manager allows you to securely sync your passwords across all your browsers and devices.

NetQin Mobile Security
NetQin Mobile Security is designed to protect Android devices against viruses and malware, while keeping your system running at optimum speed. The app also has anti-lost feature which runs on GPS tracking, and a full cross-server contacts backup system to provide full protection for users’ data.

MindWallet Password Manager
MindWallet is a free password and private data management solution that lets you organize and store all kind of information on your Smartphone securely.

With Keeper’s military-grade encryption, you can trust that no one else will have access to your most important information.

1Password Reader
The application allows you to get an access to your logins, accounts, and other information created on your Mac or PC and synchronize your phone with your computer. It serves as a vault allowing you to see your secure data created on your Mac or PC on your phone.


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