This isn’t your typical Android security story.

Most articles about Android security tools focus on malware-scanning suites like Lookout, Norton and AVG. But with the layers of protection already built into the platform, those sorts of apps are arguably unnecessary and often counterproductive — or even needlessly expensive.

For most Android users, the seven tools below should cover all the important bases of device and data security. Some are third-party apps, while others are native parts of the Android operating system. They all, however, will protect your personal info in meaningful ways — and without compromising your phone’s performance. Plus, all but two of them are free.

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7 Android tools that can help your personal security