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Top 7 Mobile Security Software

Cell phones are perhaps the top gadgets that are vulnerable to theft and various kinds of threats. Recent researches reveal that about 55% of the people lose their cell phones every month. And, shockingly there is more; In the U.S, over hundreds of cell phones / Smartphones are stolen every sixty seconds! So, when the security of our cell phones is at such a stake, it becomes our primary responsibility to take good care of it.

Moreover, we now store our private pictures, videos and confidential data on our cell phones, which makes it easier for an attacker or abuser to invade over the information. But, don’t worry; there are loads of software available over the websites that you can use to defend your cell phones from all sorts of threats. Let’s check them out:

Antivirus software:

Kaspersky mobile security:

This is one of the best antivirus software for Smartphones prevalent! This app is designed to protect your phone from virus and other potential threats such as malware, adware and so on. This app even blocks certain harmful network connections and has an automatic update feature. Apart from these features, the app also offers services like lost phone recovery, gallery lock and much more. Though  a paid one, this app does full justice to its price.

Lookout Mobile Security:

Yet another powerful antivirus app for your cell phone. The app is available in two versions, which are – Free and premium. The free version allows you to scan and protect your phone from virus and malicious attacks and also offers anti-theft and other basic security features. And, if you upgrade to a premium account, you can do remote locking and advanced backup features. Worth the money!

Anti-Theft Software:

If you are wondering if it’s possible to get back a stolen phone, kindly note that it is! With the help of the apps below, your phone can actually be recovered from the stolen person.


Prey is one of the top anti-theft apps for your Android. It is designed to work in cell phones as well as in computers. Once you notify the app that you’re phone is stolen, the app will immediately establish a connection to the internet and send out information on location (based on GPS) and the details of calls made. These details are sent to your Prey account that you have registered.

Plan B:

Now, this is one clever and convenient app to use for anti theft protection. While, several apps are required to be installed before they get stolen, Plan B can be actually installed even after your phone is lost! When you force the app to install from the Droid market, the program will eventually get installed on your phone and will resend your phone location to your Google mail, which you can easily track back your phone.

Gadget Track:

Designed for an iOS device, this app has the ability to take a picture of the person who possesses your stolen phone and send back the information to your registered email. This app is also capable of sending the location information via the internet, without showing up anything onto the screen and can be even activated remotely! There is no way your device can get lost now!

Data security:

Now a stolen mobile is exposed to all sorts of risks, especially if our phone is loaded with personal data and information. So, you can check out these apps and secure your privacy over phone:

Gallery Lock:

Declared as one of the best apps by Times Magazine, this Android app conceals every bit of information present in your gallery, so that it doesn’t get into the wrong hands. The app has an easy to user interface and has a pattern lock feature that ensures further security. One of the interesting features of this app is the Stealth mode, which hides itself from your phone, so that nobody knows that such an app exists.

Secret Life:

This app for iOS device allows you to mask your data such as photos, videos and other private data and even add a password encryption to it. Furthermore, this app also keeps a record of the number of successful and failed logins, so that you may know who has made an attempt to access your information. The stealth mode feature in this app has gone a step beyond. This app actually installs in the name of SL Tac Toe and even allows you to play a game of Tic Tac Toe with your friends. Only when you long press the center of your screen and enter the 4 digit password, the app reveals itself. Clever isn’t it!

So, these were some of the apps that are sure to protect your phone from all possible aspects of threats. Utilize them and have a safer phone!

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  1. Layne Stephan

    September 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    This tips is very essential to users and also thanks for your assurance of protection.

  2. TracyAnn0312

    September 11, 2012 at 5:17 am

    Well for me the tips are very important in order to maintain our mobile security. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Becca

    September 11, 2012 at 8:25 am

    I seem mobile marketing is a most safest way for both mobile users and mobile marketer. A most big advantage of mobile marketing is that i saves marketer’s valuable time and get a quick result. In mobile marketing there are mobile message recipient does not stop any kind of service at a time so if he likes or does not like that advertisement he will sure give answer immediately.

  4. Mich

    September 11, 2012 at 10:21 am

    I think that NQ mobile security is also worth mentioning here. It’s a great software for both protecting your device from viruses, controlling your traffic and protecting against theft.

  5. Linda

    September 11, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Excellent list of mobile security software’s, I hope this will be of great use to us
    Thanks for sharing this useful security application with us

  6. Cristian Stan

    September 11, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Hi, Sara! I think the risk is bigger when you use your mobile to make bank transactions. After reading your article, I realized I should remove all my mobile banking apps. It’s not safe anymore.

    • Joseph Admin2

      September 11, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Although i don’t use banking apps on mobile devices, they may not be as bad afterall considering their increasing popularity.

      • Cristian Stan

        September 12, 2012 at 10:08 am

        Oh! I didn’t say they’re bad! It’s bad if I lose my smartphone after using such apps, right?

  7. Erica Williams

    September 11, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    When it comes to Android, Blackberry, Windows and Symbians mobiles I recommend and prefer Bullguard security, you can backup the data on your smartphone if you are having an online account further more you can lock and wipe your smartphone remotely. Its price is about 21$ but once you have it you will realize this amount is nothing.

  8. Jannet

    September 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Wonderful list of security, Sometimes I get worry by using mobile for my important work like transactions & business mails but that worry has minimized after reading your blog. Gadget track & Data security is the huge help for me, thanks a lot for sharing.

  9. Katerina

    September 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Thanks God, recent app development allows tracking your phone even if it has been stolen and it is off. The smartphone prices are rather high and you store there so much personal info that it is a must to secure your phone with these apps.

  10. Richa

    September 14, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Mobile security has become very important for all of us. There is so much important info we save on our mobile that losing it can create problems and with hackers and viruses, security is even a bigger concern. Thanks for this info on anti theft software, I will surely install one on my phone.

  11. David

    September 14, 2012 at 8:55 am

    “I recommend Bullguard security because we can backup the data on our smartphone if we are having an online account further more we can lock and wipe our smartphone remotely. Wonderful list of security, will really help me out because sometimes I get get tense as I really deal some important business through my phone. Thanks for sharing.

  12. dipa

    September 16, 2012 at 10:33 am

    I have not yet jumped on the Smartphone bandwagon-i own a simple cellphone that no one would want to look at twice! That being said-These tips are definitely helpful for owners for protecting their Smartphones. Nice share!

  13. Fatima

    September 16, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Diaries and notebooks have been replaced by cellphones and we use them to store our personal information as well as other important stuff. It is indeed crucial to have it secured. Thanks for the useful tools you have share here.

  14. Tom Locke

    September 16, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I might need to get that anti-theft software. I loose phones a lot of times and if it is true that the software can help me recover my phone I will be so lucky..

  15. Aayna

    September 18, 2012 at 5:26 am

    Hi Sara,
    Cell phones indeed require a full proof security, keeping into consideration, the valuable information stored in the phone. The security of the smart phones has recently become the talk of the town, seeing the large number of virus and other cyber attacks. The tips shared for the security are great and valuable. Thanks for sharing this valuable information.

  16. Peter

    September 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful post , As the mobile technologies advance at an astonishing pace, smartphones and other portable devices are becoming an increasingly enticing target for fraudsters and hackers. Gallery lock seems to be great.

  17. Kristine

    September 20, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Mobile security is a facet that we tend to neglect. Admittedly, I never really invested on anti-virus or anti-theft software but now that you mentioned it I’m contemplating on giving my phone the security it also needs. Thanks!

  18. Joy

    September 20, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    The thought of losing my contacts and apps makes me cringe, thanks for your recommendations 🙂

  19. Abhishek

    September 21, 2012 at 10:18 am

    With the increasing dependency on cellphones to store our personal and other important info, its security needs to be taken into consideration. The increased number of viruses and hackers have made it very important to keep your mobile safe and secure. Thanks for this useful tools and software for the purpose.

  20. Carley Verlingk

    October 1, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Hello, thank you for sharing this post. I know a lot of people who lose their mobile phones, especially when they are on a night out. I would consider inventing in mobile security because I have lost my phone a few times.

  21. Afsal

    February 11, 2013 at 6:52 am

    I prefer AVG Antivirus app for both mobile and PC. Its a nice app and its free as well. 🙂

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