Google Play Protect Alternatives

    Google Play Protect is described as 'Bringing the best of Google security to your Android device' and is a Anti-Virus App in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Google Play Protect for a variety of platforms, including Android, Android Tablet, iPhone, iPad and Mac. The best alternative is Avast Free Antivirus. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Lookout Mobile Security or Find My. Other great apps like Google Play Protect are HitmanPro (Paid), Cerberus (Paid), Kaspersky Internet Security for Android (Freemium) and Hypatia Malware Scanner (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 7, 2021

    1. Avast Free Antivirus a the free for non-commercial and home usage antivirus solution from AVAST Software. The program features intuitive, advanced and customizable scanning methods along with other modules dedicated to computer safety.
    2. HitmanPro (formerly Hitman Pro) is an on-demand malware scanner and removal tool. It will usually do a full-system scan significantly faster than other (traditional) solutions due to its cloud-based scan technique.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Lookout combines enterprise grade security with end user simplicity, protecting your device and data from a variety of threats facing mobile devices including: loss, theft, viruses, malware, and hackers.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Online
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      The new Find My app combines Find My iPhone and Find My Friends into a single, easy-to-use app on iOS, iPadOS, and now macOS.* Find My can help you locate your devices and your friends and family. And now it can help you find your devices — even when they’re offline.
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      • Online
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Cerberus is a complete anti-theft application, the best protection you can get to recover your misplaced, lost or stolen Android device. Control your device remotely from this website or via text messages, receive alerts if someone changes the SIM card.


    3. Kaspersky Internet Security for Android is an antivirus solution to help protect phones and tablets – that can be even more vulnerable than your computer – as well as your private information from online dangers. The App Lock feature also protects personal data from prying eyes.
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    4. Hypatia is the world's first FOSS malware scanner for Android. It is powered by Clam AntiVirus style signature databases.
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    5. Ever lost your phone and you go to call it to listen for the ringer and remember its on silent mode? Now when you lost it you can text your phone and it will turn silent mode off, the ringer vol up, and start ringing.
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    6. Avast! Free Mobile Security gives you mobile antivirus protection and mobile tracking while concealing itself from would-be thieves. MAIN FEATURES • Antivirus: Scans installed apps and memory card content on demand and new apps upon first use.
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    7. Emsisoft Mobile Security is a next-gen security solution for Android devices focused on little (to zero) system or battery impact while providing access to a number of security functions in order to help you have a safer and more informed Android experience.
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