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  • Date Added:
    Feb. 17, 2017
  • Price:
    Free to try (Some features disabled); $14.99 to buy
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Editors' Review

Bitdefender's Mobile Security & Antivirus Android app is among the best at keeping your phone secure -- without a lot of fuss and strain.


Scans automatically or manually: Bitdefender scans apps as you install or update them for suspicious behavior. After detecting potential malware, the app gives you the choice of uninstalling the app or keeping it. Or tap the "Start Scan" button to initiate a manual scan at any time. Bitdefender displays a green all-clear screen or a red screen if it detects malware.

Top marks on malware detection and usability: The security and antivirus testing firm AV-Test gives Bitdefender's Android app its highest marks on malware detection and performance.

Monitors web browsing: Bitdefender can watch which websites you are heading to and will block the site and show an alert if it suspects it's a phishing site or has malicious content. You can, however, ignore the warning and visit the site, if you choose.

Anti-theft tools: If you've misplaced your Android device, Bitdefender can attempt to locate it for you on Google Maps, activate an alert sound and display a message on the screen, and -- worse case -- lock the device and wipe all data if you believe your phone's unrecoverable.

Lock down apps: Bitdefender lets you set a PIN on individual apps to restrict access to them. You have control over whether you want to unlock the app each time you use it, wait 30 seconds between uses before locking, or keep unlocked till the screen goes off.

Looks for privacy risks: Bitdefender checks which permissions apps are granted and assigns a score to the apps, based on your privacy risk. You can review your apps for possible issues, and if Bitdefender finds major privacy risks, it will alert you and prompt you to uninstall it.

Free version: Bitdefender's free version of its security app only offers malware detection: Like the paid version, the lightweight app scans newly installed apps and lets you initiate manual scans. An annual subscription for the complete collection of tools is $14.95.


Lacks a few tools found in other Android security apps: Bitdefender can't block unwanted calls or SMS messages and lacks backup tools.

Bottom line

Bitdefender's Mobile Security & Antivirus app continues to rank among our top-rated Android antivirus apps, doing a reliable job of watching over your phone without making a pest of itself.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
Account Privacy, Smart Unlock, Fingerprint Sensor Support, PIN Timeout.
Publisher Bitdefender
Publisher web site
Release Date February 17, 2017
Date Added February 17, 2017
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Total Downloads 17,323
Downloads Last Week 17
License Model Free to try
Limitations Some features disabled
Price $14.99
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