Spyware is a widely used, affordable and simple way to hack a person’s phone. Almost anyone can access it and it can be used to remotely download, view and steal your most private, personal information.
That could be anything from emails, text and chat messages, GPS locations (including recently visited locations), username and password information for all of your online accounts and browsing history. That’s just for starters, most spyware will let you collect a LOT more than that.
If you’re worried that someone would want to hack your phone to track your activities and collect your data then you need to install something on your device that will help protect you from the threats available.
The best thing to install for your own protection is Anti-Spyware. This is a type of app that when installed on your phone or tablet will recognise when spyware is on your device and will help you to remove it.
Unfortunately there are a lot to choose from and it can make it very confusing and also increases the potential of downloading a fake app that might do more harm than good. That’s why in this post, we’re going to look at some of the top Anti-spyware apps for Android available in 2020 on the official Google Play Store.
Note: In the list below, we mention something called ‘EICAR’. EICAR is a universal test (developed by the European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research) used to determine how well an anti-spyware app performs. We recommend only using an app that can detect EICAR, as this will give you much better protection for your phone or tablet.