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Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android

By Bitdefender Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Nov 23, 2016

Bitdefender Mobile Security offers reliable protection against malware without a lot of fuss for you or strain on your Android's resources.

Pros

One-tap protection: To get going with Bitdefender Mobile Security, sign in using your Google or Bitdefender ID, then initiate a manual antivirus scan by tapping Start Scan on the main screen. Bitdefender will automatically scan new and updated apps that you install, checking them against the company's malware server and notifying you whether an app is safe or not. By default, Bitdefender scans the contents of your phone's internal storage and SD card, but you can turn off storage scanning if you wish.

Top scores on malware detection and usability: The security and antivirus research firm AV-Test gives Bitdefender Mobile Security high marks in usability, breadth of features, and malware detection.

Uncluttered interface: Bitdefender is satisfyingly easy to navigate. The scanning portion of the app is prominent when you launch the app. Tap the navigation menu in the top-left corner to see the app's related security tools, settings, and activity reports.

Helpful security companions: The subscription version of Bitdefender offers a solid collection of security tools. These tell you which apps might be compromising your privacy, warn you about fraudulent or malicious websites, help locate a lost phone, protect your information from being exposed if the phone is in the wrong hands, and lock down apps for additional security. The free version -- Bitdefender Antivirus Free -- just offers malware detection, using the same scanning engine as the paid version.

SEE: The 7 Best Antivirus for Android to Keep Your Phone Secure

Cons

No call or SMS blocking: Bitdefender lacks the tools that some other Android security apps have for blocking calls from specific numbers.

Bottom Line

Bitdefender Mobile Security gets just about everything right. It's an easy-to-navigate antivirus app that earns high marks on malware protection.


Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.3.034.649

This update includes performance and stability improvements to optimize your experience with the app.

General

Release November 10, 2018
Date Added November 10, 2018
Version 3.3.034.649

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 19,133
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

The most advanced cybersecurity app for Android gives your devices absolute protection against viruses and malware.

To protect your Android after the 14-day trial is over subscribe to Bitdefender Mobile Security.

NEW! VPN Added

Surf the web anonymously & unlock geo-IP restricted content with VPN.

Free - 200 MB traffic / day.

Upgrade to PREMIUM VPN and you get:

-Unlimited traffic

-Multiple virtual locations from all over the world including US, UK, IT, AU!

Features at a glance:

Malware Scanner - 100% detection rate

New: VPN - hide your IP & unlock geo-restricted content

Account Privacy - verify whether your email account has been breached or not

App Lock - lock your sensitive apps with a PIN code

Web Security - real-time protection for the most popular browsers

Anti-Theft - lock, track, and wipe your phone

WearON - extend Bitdefender Mobile Security to your smart watch

Malware Scanner

With an independently proven 100% detection rate, Malware Scanner is always up to date with the latest intel on viruses and automatically scans apps for malware as you install them.

Account Privacy

How safe is your email address?

Now you can find out whether your account details have been leaked or not by simply running a check with Bitdefender Mobile Security.

Smart Unlock

When you're using a trusted Wi-fi such as your home hub, Smart Unlock grants you direct access to your apps by disabling the PIN.

Fingerprint Sensor Support

Unlock secured apps with the tip of your finger.

PIN Timeout

30-second timeout after 5 consecutive incorrect attempts to access your PIN protected apps.

Web Security

Web Security detects malicious content and keeps your browsing safe for the most popular browsers.

Anti-Theft

Lock, geo-locate, sound an alarm, and wipe your Android from any Internet connected device.

Anti-Theft even allows you to listen in on your phone, and send out SMS commands.

It will also alert you in case the SIM card has been changed.

Snap Photo

Your phone will snap a mugshot of any person who tries to tamper with your phone in your absence.

WearON

Extend Bitdefender Mobile Security to Android Wear devices.

Don't lose your device with the help of and .

(Android 4.3 and up required)

Please Note!

This app requires device admin permission.

This app uses Accessibility services.