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  • Date Added:
    Feb. 17, 2017
  • Price:
    Free; Requires Android phone
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  • Product ranking:
    #5 in Other

Editors' Review

Trend Micro Mobile Security provides full-service malware protection but can be a bit twitchy when identifying misbehaving apps.


Easy malware scanning: When you start up Trend Micro Mobile Security, the app details how the company handles your data and walks you through permissions. Then tap a smallish Scan button to check your device for malware. Trend Micro displays any suspicious apps it finds, explains why the app may be misbehaving, and offers to remove the offending app. Trend Micro also monitors new and updated apps for problems.

Control scanning details: Trend Micro gives you control over how much information you want to see from scan results, from just-confirmed dangerous apps to any signs of possible fraud. You can tell Trend Micro to trust apps it flags as potentially dangerous. Trend Micro can scan your memory card, scan the installation package of a Google Play app prior to installation, and scan apps from non-Google app stores. You can also schedule scan times.

High marks on malware detection: Trend Micro's security app earned high scores on the suite of tests run by AV-Test, an independent security and antivirus research firm, for both malware detection and usability.

Good collection of security tools: A free version offers antivirus protection. With a $29.99 annual subscription, the app checks instant messages for dangerous links; monitors website monitoring; and offers system-cleanup, parental-control, call-blocking, and lost-device tools.


Overly sensitive malware detection: Using the normal setting for scan results, the app recommended removing Slack because it offered hacking vulnerabilities and posed a privacy risk. Scanning at the highest setting, the app recommended removing 25 apps, including MLB's At Bat, Google's PhotoScan, and the open-source OpenVPN for Android client. Explanations of why an app was flagged for removal -- "Attackers can modify this app to give it malicious capabilities," for example -- offer little insight into real-world risk.

Bottom Line

Trend Micro Mobile Security offers a broad collection of highly rated security tools for monitoring the safety of your phone. One downside: The app can identify seemingly safe apps as potentially malicious, but you can easily mark trusted apps as safe.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.2
New in version 8. 2. Updated apps now remember past trust setting, unless new security risks are found. Misc bug fixes.
Publisher Trend Micro
Publisher web site
Release Date February 17, 2017
Date Added February 17, 2017
Version 8.2
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Other
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.53MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 33,366
Downloads Last Week 26
License Model Free
Limitations 30-day trial
Price Free
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