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Editors' Review

by   / January 11, 2018

Trend Micro's Mobile Security app for Android provides full-service security protection for your phone and earns high marks for detecting malicious activity.


Easy malware scanning: Tap a Scan Now button to check your device for malware. Trend Micro displays any suspicious apps it finds, and offers to remove them. The app also alerts you to settings you might want to adjust or turn on, such as for lost-device protection.

Control how tight a security screen you want: Trend Micro gives you control over how much information you want to see from scan results, from flagging only confirmed dangerous apps to showing everything that might possibly be troublesome. You can tell Trend Micro to trust apps it flags as potentially dangerous. Trend Micro can scan your memory card, scan apps you download from Google Play 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 top 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; blocks shady websites; offers system cleanup, and lets you set parental controls, block unwanted calls, and lost-device tools.

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


Pricey: At $29.99 for an annual subscription covering one device, Trend Micro's Mobile Security app is two to four times more than other security apps for Android we like. For $10 more, however, you can cover five devices -- mobile and desktop -- for $39.99.

Not subscribing contributes to risky phone security, app reports: Numbering among the four things the app listed to fix was a notice to renew our subscription.

Bottom Line

Trend Micro Mobile Security offers a solid collection of security tools for monitoring the safety of your phone. While its single-device subscription is a bit steep compared to other Android security apps, you can get a better deal on a five- or 10-device subscription.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 10.0

Safe Surfing protection expanded to many other apps and browsers. Open the app to configure!


Publisher Trend Micro
Publisher web site
Release Date November 11, 2018
Date Added November 11, 2018
Version 10.0


Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Other

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 3.53MB
File Name External File


Total Downloads 35,750
Downloads Last Week 13


License Model Free
Limitations 30-day trial
Price Free
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