Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the product page. You can download the application from the Android Market on your Android device.
Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android delivers complete protection against malware and device or data theft or loss, including features such as cloud storage backups and privacy scanner for Facebook, which other security apps don't have. However, since the free version lacks many essential features, if you really want to protect your device with this app you have to buy a license.
Thorough protection: Apart from its effective virus scanner, which in our tests handled over 3,000 files in about a minute and a half, Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android offers accessible safe surfing and parental controls, a comprehensive privacy scanner for apps, and reliable data protection for lost devices.
Facebook privacy scanner: A quick and effective tool that analyzes your profile and recommends changes to your security settings, it can really boost your Facebook security.
Complete backup options: While many security apps offer backup options that are limited to contacts, text messages, and call history, this one covers photos, videos, music, and calendars. Though it has a 50MB limit, you can buy 5GB worth of storage separately, ensuring that in the eventuality that your device gets irremediably damaged or lost, you can quickly transfer all your essential data to a new device.
Nagging notifications: The app's notifications for clean scans or for activating or using various in-app features are superfluous and crowd your notifications area.
Somewhat awkward interface: While not unappealing, the app's interface features a large Action Required banner that tries to get you to constantly remove privacy risks or do scans. Despite the exclamation mark, these are not always urgent or even necessary tasks. What's more, the main interface window feels a bit dull, lacking appealing buttons.
If you're searching for a potent, viable security app for your smartphone or tablet, Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android should definitely be on your shortlist, but only if you're willing to pay for it. That's because after the 30-day trial, premium features like Privacy Scanner, Safe Surfing, Lost Device Protection, and Call and Text Blocking vanish, leaving your device vulnerable to threats.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android 2.0
Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android protects the digital files and secures the banking transactions on your Android devices. Because it identifies and stops cyber criminals and viruses before they attack, you can have peace of mind whenever you use your Android. Protects your identity and banking information from phishing attacks on fraudulent websites. Prevents your children from accessing inappropriate content on Android devices. Blocks unwanted phone calls or text messages (SMS/MMS). Stops you from downloading fraudulent or malicious Android apps.
What's new in this version:
Performance improvements and fixes for a few minor issues.