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Editors' Review

by   / November 23, 2016

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


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


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.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version

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


Publisher Bitdefender
Publisher web site
Release Date November 10, 2018
Date Added November 10, 2018


Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Other

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

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File Name External File


Total Downloads 18,841
Downloads Last Week 9


License Model Free
Limitations Some features disabled
Price Free
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