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Editors' Review

PSafe DFNDR Security: Antivirus, Anti-hacking & Cleaner earns top scores on malware detection and offers a range of handy tools at an affordable annual price.

Pros

Far-ranging security suite: In addition to virus detection, PSafe offers tools for clearing your cache, password-protecting apps, hiding photo galleries, controlling a misplaced phone, reducing your phone's temperature, and deleting older WhatsApp files.

Device and app scanning: By default, PSafe checks app downloads for malware. You can also manually initiate a scan of installed apps of your entire device.

High marks on malware detection: PSafe's mobile security app earned top scores on the suite of tests run by AV-Test, a security and antivirus research firm. The app performed well on both malware detection and battery use.

Annual subscription is a deal: An annual subscription runs $4.99. With comparable apps cost as much as $29.99 a year, PSafe's service is a deal.

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

Cons

Suspect suggestions: The DFNDR app prompts you to activate related utilities that offer questionable benefits. For example, the app requested I activate its Total Change battery monitor to ensure that I don't overcharge my Pixel 2 battery, a problem that may or may not exist.

A bit alarmist: After running a virus scan, the app alerted me that I needed to run it again. And periodically, the app sends a notification about an issue I need to fix, such as "55 apps causing heating."

Confusing or intrusive ads: In the main app window, ads and PSafe tools share a similar card-style design, making it challenging to figure out what's part of PSafe and what's an ad. Likewise, the app can display ads after completing a task for competing security apps, but they look like they are part of the PSafe suite.

Bottom Line

PSafe DFNDR Security: Antivirus, Anti-hacking & Cleaner earns high marks on antivirus protection and value, but it stumbles with confusing notifications and misleading ads.


 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.5.3

Introducing a brand new premium feature: Identity Theft Report.

- Find out if your email has been compromised by hackers in a data breach.

- Try it free for seven days

General

Publisher PSafe Tecnologia
Publisher web site http://www.psafe.com/android
Release Date November 12, 2018
Date Added November 12, 2018
Version 5.5.3

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Other

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size Not Available
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 33,396
Downloads Last Week 17

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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