Google’s Nexus 7 was a big hit with both reviewers and consumers following its release, with its impressive features list combining with a surprisingly low price to entice many customers away from Apple’s iPad.
But the Android-powered device is still potentially at risk from the range of threats targeting users of the software. With many users turning to tablet devices to browse the web and go online shopping, there are ample opportunities for hackers to steal away personal data if you aren’t properly protected.
Don’t let this stop you from enjoying your Nexus 7 to the full, though. Here are five of the best antivirus apps for Android tablet devices to help you stay safe.
Antivirus experts AVG have developed a tweaked version of their popular software especially for tablets. The free service offers real-time app and download scanning, lost device tracking using Google Maps, and Safe Web Surfing, which will redirect you to a ‘Safe Page’ if an insecure website is accessed.
Kaspersky Tablet Security
Offering advanced anti-theft protection tools including remote wiping, device tracking and a ‘Mugshot’ service which uses the device’s camera to photograph any potential thieves, Kaspersky’s tablet app provides a comprehensive security service which is also evolving constantly thanks to the company’s security labs team. The app also offers an alarm service which can alert you if your device is lost nearby.
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