Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android

Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
5.0
out of 1 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.0
File Size:
3.53MB
Date Added:
September 14, 2011
Price:
Free to try; 30 day trial version; $3.99 to buy
Operating Systems:
Android
Total Downloads:
3,197
Downloads Last Week:
3
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Android 2.2 and above

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.

Editors' review

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Bottom Line

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

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  • 5 stars

    "great security, great price"

    May 05, 2011   |   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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