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Trend Micro Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android

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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 1 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0
  • Total Downloads:
    4,891
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 25, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available

Editors' Review

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

Pros

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.

Cons

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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User Reviews
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5 stars

"great security, great price"

May 05, 2011  |  By genematas

2011-05-05 16:33:49  |  By genematas

 |  Version: Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android 1.2

Pros

I like being secure when doing online banking and web searching. It scans new apps I download.

Cons

I would like a lost phone feature, but I heard it's coming soon. I also want to see my security status so I know it's working, that's just me. But no viruses on my phone so far!

Summary

Great security, great price. I use Trend on my home computers, too. Looking forward to future enhancements to this app.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0
  • Increased detection and cleaning of the latest Android malware threats
  • App Manager displays information about each installed app's last used date and storage space to help users easily remove and recover space from unused or rarely used apps.
  • Billing Security provides an extra layer of protection against fake financial and shopping apps designed to steal a person's money or identity and offers a link to the legitimate app.
General
Publisher Trend Micro
Publisher web site http://www.trendmicro.com
Release Date August 25, 2015
Date Added August 25, 2015
Version 7.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Internet Security Software Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements Android 2.3 and above
Download Information
File Size 3.53MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,891
Downloads Last Week 29
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations 30-day trial
Price Free

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