When I got my first smartphone, an Android EVO well over a year ago, I quickly downloaded tons of apps without much thought. Then I started using my phone for much more than just calls, texting and games: I started using it for personal and work e-mails, social networking, online banking, you name it.

Which got me thinking: how secure is my personal information on my phone? I always protected my PC with anti-virus software, but now I was using my smartphone more than my computer — and I suddenly felt unprotected and vulnerable.

Unfortunately, it took me a while to find good anti-virus software for my Android. A recent study by AV-Test found that the most of them on the market today – both paid and free – are ineffective. When I tried VIRUSfighter, I was happy to learn that instead of lots of fancy additional features, VIRUSfighter concentrated solely on fighting viruses and malware on my device.

New viruses and online scams are constantly developing, and VIRUSfighter has the highest level of detection with updates as needed to catch new threats as they emerge. I don’t even have to think about – I can schedule it to run a scan if I want, and each and every app I download is quickly scanned to see if it is safe. Very reassuring, and it doesn’t take a lot of my battery life to do so!

VIRUSfighter for Android smartphones and tablets can be downloaded for free in Google Play, and is also available free for the Kindle Fire in the Amazon Appstore.

Download VIRUSfighter Android App