How to use Virus Scanning on Android device?

Devices based on the Android system are one of the biggest group on the operating system market. As all of us know having the best security antivirus is essential. Some of the phones have build virus scanning, most of them powered by Avast, but unfortunately not all devices. If your smartphone hasn’t any built Android antivirus, then you definitely should visit Play Store and install one of the available antiviruses to protect your phone and detect malware or remove viruses. We would like to show you what kind of antiviruses you will be able to find on your Play Store, but first of all, check if your smartphone has a built own security scan that you can perform.

We would like to present a Virus Scan in two popular devices:

We also published an article about performing Virus Scan on Samsung phones. Read SAMSUNG VIRUS SCANNING if you are the owner of Samsung smartphone.

For HUAWEI users we have some extras as well. Let's enter the HUAWEI VIRUS SCAN article to know better what is Virus Scan and where is located in Huawei device.

Our YouTube channel offer Virus Scan tutorials for many devices. Let's enter HardReset.Info YT to find if we currently have on stock Virus Scan video for your device.


How to run a Virus Scan by yourself when you are a Huawei P30 owner?

  1. At the very beginning, unlock your smartphone and tap on the Phone Manager from the main menu.
    Huawei main screen
  2. In the second step, choose Virus scan in order to perform virus scanning and protect your device.
    Huawei Phone Manager
  3. In the final part, you will be able to see that your device is fully protected and you will be notified if a threat is detected. 
    Huawei Virus Scan


Where to find external Anti-Virus application?

On the Play Store is a lot of antiviruses that you can download and install on your smartphone. Some of the antiviruses offer an unpaid trial so you can decide if you would like to buy tested antivirus or try something else. Most of them offer a free trial or is total without any cost. We got into Play Store to see what android antivirus market can offer, we found 3 apps that is worth to test. 

AVAST Antivirus logo

Avast is a leading cybersecurity company with over 400 million users worldwide.
Protect your privacy by receiving alerts when spyware or adware-infected apps are downloaded onto your device. Secure your device against phishing attacks from emails, phone calls, infected websites, or SMS messages.

AVG Antivirus logo

Experience supreme Android antivirus and privacy protection with AVG AntiVirus.
By using AVG AntiVirus Free for Android 2019 you are able to protect your device from harmful viruses and malware. Your personal data is safe with App Lock, Photo Vault, Wi-Fi Security Scan, and App Permissions advisor. 

Kaspersky Antivirus

Kaspersky Internet Security for Android is a Free-to-download antivirus solution to help keep your device private information secure from online dangers. Features that Kaspersky Antivirus offer are antivirus protection, background check, find my phone, anti-theft, app lock, anti-phishing, and web filter.


As you can see the antivirus market gives you many possibilities to protect your device. If you would like to keep your smartphone safe and free from potential risk, then we highly recommend performing the virus scanning.

By Natalia Ligocka on Jul 23, 2019