8 Essential Android Security Apps

A DIY guide to securing Android-based devices.

McAfee WaveSecure

Developer: McAfee

Price: Free

McAfee's WaveSecure app doesn't have any of the virus scans or firewall protection that the company is famous for, but it does have some important features such as the ability to remotely lock your phone and to wipe key data from it, the ability to back up and restore wiped data after a device has been secured, and the ability to track and map your device using GPS.

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