You might’ve never heard of Total AV since it was only introduced to the world recently. However, according to the official website, as of August 2018, more than 8.5 million users downloaded Total AV, and most of them preferred mobile apps. The team did an exceptional job with the iOS, and especially the Android app. If you’re looking for one of the fastest and most intuitive antivirus solutions for your Android device, this software might be it.
- Compatible With Oreo 8.1 And Higher
- Low System And Battery Impact
- User-Friendly, Cleverly Laid Out
- Available As A Free Edition
- The Company Offers A Free Trial
- Smartphone Optimizer, Pin Protect
- A VPN Is Also Available (Sold Separately)
- Real-Time Protection Is Not Included In Total AV Free
- Quick Scans Take Very Long To Complete
- Privacy And Security
It’s important to note that mobile devices don’t really need antivirus protection. At the same time, they are more than vulnerable to other types of threats. The list includes ransomware, phishing, keylogging, identity theft, and more. Now, while a VPN is very well capable of protecting you from most of those threats, it doesn’t come as a part of Total AV – you’ll need to get it separately.
The good news is – even the most basic paid package (Essential) will be able to secure your Android device from it all. It only protects one single device, but with it, you’ll get anti-ransomware and anti-phishing modules, along with several optimization tools. Plus, from any TotalAV review for gaming, you’ll also learn that this antivirus will be an excellent choice for fans of video games.
Ease Of Use
The developers made sure that all the four apps (for Win, Mac, iOS, and Android) work flawlessly even on older devices. Speaking of the Android app, we were pleased by how little time it needs to be installed on a mobile device. The interface is very handy, and it only takes a couple of taps to set up manual scans, check the current status, and optimize the battery.
This is one of those all-in-one types of software that don’t require you to install any additional tools to stay secure. Performance tune-up, remote lock (allows you to block your phone from a distance), and the VPN are excellent “bonuses” to the flawless Android app. As mentioned, the VPN is purchased separately. Thankfully, it is reasonably priced; besides, you’ll be well-protected with the standard set of features.
The bad news is – quick scans aren’t particularly “quick” and can take forever to complete (up to 15 minutes). Furthermore, you won’t get real-time protection with the free edition. Still, as a starting point for your Android-run Smartphone/another device, it will suffice.
Although A relatively small team develops total AV, they still provide industry-leading customer support. Along with the standard knowledge base, FAQ section, and series of tutorials, there are also email, phone, and Live Chat support. Over the phone, the agents only consult potential clients regarding the pricing and billing.
So, use the email system and the Live Chat to solve all the other issues that you might have. The Chat is fast and reliable and allows getting in contact with a professional within minutes. Total AV’s support holds its own when compared to Kaspersky and Avast, one of the best products in this regard.
There you have it – Total AV for Android in a nutshell. While it’s not the most feature-packed offer on the market, you can still rely on it to keep you safe 24/7. And if you purchase the Virtual Private Network, that will create an additional layer of defense that no cybercriminal will be able to penetrate.