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Bitdefender Antivirus Free for Android

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Key Details of Bitdefender Antivirus Free

  • Arm your Android device with the latest virus detection.
  • Last updated on May 11, 2024
  • There have been 1 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Bitdefender's Antivirus Free is the lean and free sibling of the company's top-rated Mobile Security & Antivirus app and is designed to keep malware off your Android phone.


Scans automatically or manually: The lightweight Bitdefender app automatically scans new and updated apps as you download them from a store. If Bitdefender detects something suspicious, it gives you the option of uninstalling or keeping the app. You can also initiate a scan at any time by tapping the Start Scan button and choose whether to have Bitdefender check just your installed apps or everything on your phone.

The light version uses the same scan engine as the paid version.

Top marks on malware detection and usability: The security and antivirus testing firm AV-Test awarded Bitdefender's Antivirus Free app top marks on malware detection and system performance.

Malware scanning for free: It's free. And it keeps an eye out for malware. But if you are looking for broad-spectrum protection, an annual subscription to the Bitdefender's Mobile Security & Antivirus app is $14.95.


It's not full service: If you want a larger collection of security and privacy tools, get a subscription to the full app, which includes privacy and anti-theft tools.

No customization: You can't schedule scans or control if the app checks your SD card.

Bottom line

Like its full-featured sibling, Bitdefender's Antivirus Free is among the best Android antivirus apps, doing a reliable job of scanning for malware without a lot of fuss.

What's new in version 4.236.1145

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

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Full Specifications

November 15, 2018
Latest update
May 11, 2024
Operating System
Android 13.0
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Arm your Android device with the latest virus detection.

Take Bitdefender's award-winning antivirus protection with you!

Bitdefender's Antivirus Free is a powerful and fast solution that uses in-the-cloud scanning technology to arm your Android device with the very latest industry leading virus detection. Without slowing down your Android or draining your battery. Simply install on your Android and it's ready to go--nothing to configure.

And it's totally free!

Unparalleled Detection

Autopilot automatically scans any new apps that are downloaded to your Android device for viruses. Antivirus Free uses the same scanning engines as Bitdefender Mobile Security-our flagship mobile security app that has been independently certified to catch more than 99% of all viruses targeted at Android devices. This powerful scanner keeps you protected 24/7 against malicious activities.

Feather-Light Performance

Instead of downloading and storing virus signatures directly to Android devices, Antivirus Free uses in-the-cloud services to check online for the latest safeguards to outbreaks. This not only results in super-fast scans, but in close to zero impact on battery life and device performance.

Hassle-Free Operation

Don't worry. Ever. You can sleep but Autopilot, a smart on-install scanner that checks all apps for suspicious activity, won't. Threats and viruses are blocked before any damage is done.

Zero Configuration

Bitdefender Antivirus Free offers you essential antivirus protection against all Android threats. It is ready to go right after installation, acting as an effective guardian against mobile malware. Moreover, the Autopilot automatically scans any new apps you install.

Upgrade to Total Security for Android Devices

Upgrade to Bitdefender Mobile Security, and you'll not only continue to enjoy the same features as above, but also gain an array of additional cutting-edge capabilities. They include the real-time scanning of pages you're viewing online, as well as the ability to lock, locate, and wipe your Android device in case it become lost or stolen.

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