Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android
Cost: Free | Developer:Bitdefender Labs | Platform: Android | Version 1.1.183 | 444k | 2.0+
The Android platform has often copped flack for its lack of security settings, but that has become a non-issue as Bitdefender Labs has created a solution for it.
The new app, Bitdefender Mobile Security, is a lightweight security solution for susceptible Android devices. The next generation antivirus solution aims to provide a range of security features, while at the same time not impact your Android device’s system performance or battery life.
It relies on a cloud based service and its key features include: an on-demand malware scanner, security audit, Web security and on-install scan. It also now showcases an anti-theft feature and SD card scanning capabilities.
The solution goes through all installed apps and records all of the applications’ security statuses. You also have the option of viewing your scan history and conduct a security audit of all the installed apps – including an option to filter by permissions.
It is currently available as a beta version, but the developers are working towards adding more security features and functionalities.
Pros: Detects all sorts of malware and viruses.
Cons:No option to disable on-install scanning and scanning can take a while if you own many apps.
Verdict: Worth the download to bring your Android closer to the iOS, security-wise.
Get it here: Android Market
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