*PLEASE NOTE: This app is a 14-day trial. It can be downloaded for free. After 14 days, it may be reactivated for only $9.95/year*
Features at a glance:
Malware Scanner – independently tested to detect 99.8% of the bad stuff
Application Audit- alerts you of any app that tries to automatically download to your device
Web Security – protects you in real-time when browsing websites using Chrome and Android’s default browsers
Anti-theft – features its own Web dashboard that allows you to send SMS commands, lock, track, and wipe your Android from any Internet-connected device if lost or stolen
NEW! Malware Scanner
Independently tested to detect 99.8% of the bad stuff, Bitdefender’s Malware Scanner automatically scans apps as you install them to prevent unpleasant surprises. It works in the Cloud, so it’s always up to date with the very latest virus signatures—enabling it to shield your Android from the newest malware threats and aggressive adware. You can also trigger the Malware Scanner manually at any time, for complete peace of mind.
You’d be amazed at what some apps can do behind your back! Some can peek into your private data and share it on the Web. Others can access the Internet without your knowledge and download unwanted data to your Android. Application Audit helps you keep your apps in check, and prevent them from “misbehaving” by immediately alerting you to any suspicious behavior.
Whether you’re using Android’s default browser or Chrome, Bitdefender Web Security keeps you safe by browsing the websites you visit in real-time, and steering you away from anything malicious.
Misplaced or stolen phone? No worries! Bitdefender Anti-theft features its own Web dashboard that allows you to send SMS commands, lock, geo-locate, sound an alarm, and wipe your Android from any Internet connected device if lost or stolen. It even allows you to listen in on your stolen phone, alerts you if the SIM card has been changed, and allows you to password protect your settings. Put quite simply, it’s the ultimate way to ensure that your sensitive data does not fall into the wrong hands.
Bitdefender’s award‐winning technology ensures the safety of 400 million users worldwide. We extend this safety net to your phone with cloud‐based technology remotely updated 24 hours a day. Bitdefender Mobile Security blocks even the latest malware, spyware, Trojans and other threats.
– Due to communication limitations in Google Play, we made available a forum athttp://forum.bitdefender.com/index.php?showforum=287. Please use it to tell us of any possible issues and you’ll promptly receive a reply straight from the devs
– All features are free for 14 days. After that Malware Scanner, Application Audit, Remote Geolocation, Web-Security and Anti-Theft may be unlocked by purchasing the PAID UPGRADE which is available in-app or at http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/mobile-security-android.html
– Web Security currently NOW works with Chrome, in addition to the default Android browser
– Remote Wipe Device requires permission to access private data
– Automatic answer doesn’t work on Android 4.1. All other SMS control features are ok
– Uninstall on 4.1 requires the user to manually disable Device Admin or logout before attempting to uninstall.
HOW TO UNINSTALL BITDEFENDER MOBILE SECURITY:
Enter the app -> go to Global Settings Menu -> Log-out -> proceed to uninstall
*Note – you will be prompted to enter the PIN you used for setting up the anti-theft feature along the process.
THIS APPLICATION HAS ACCESS TO THE FOLLOWING:
- YOUR ACCOUNTS
ADD OR REMOVE ACCOUNTSAllows the app to perform operations like adding and removing accounts, and deleting their password.USE ACCOUNTS ON THE DEVICEAllows the app to request authentication tokens.
- YOUR LOCATION
PRECISE LOCATION (GPS AND NETWORK-BASED)Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.APPROXIMATE LOCATION (NETWORK-BASED)Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.
- YOUR MESSAGES
READ YOUR TEXT MESSAGES (SMS OR MMS)Allows the app to read SMS messages stored on your device or SIM card. This allows the app to read all SMS messages, regardless of content or confidentiality.EDIT YOUR TEXT MESSAGES (SMS OR MMS)Allows the app to write to SMS messages stored on your device or SIM card. Malicious apps may delete your messages.RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES (SMS)Allows the app to receive and process SMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.SEND SMS MESSAGESAllows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
- NETWORK COMMUNICATION
FULL NETWORK ACCESSAllows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.CONNECT AND DISCONNECT FROM WI-FIAllows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.
- PHONE CALLS
READ PHONE STATUS AND IDENTITYAllows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.DIRECTLY CALL PHONE NUMBERSAllows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn’t allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.
MODIFY OR DELETE THE CONTENTS OF YOUR USB STORAGEAllows the app to write to the USB storage.
PAIR WITH BLUETOOTH DEVICESAllows the app to view the configuration of Bluetooth on the device, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
- BOOKMARKS AND HISTORY
WRITE WEB BOOKMARKS AND HISTORYAllows the app to modify the Browser’s history or bookmarks stored on your device. This may allow the app to erase or modify Browser data. Note: this permission may note be enforced by third-party browsers or other applications with web browsing capabilities.READ YOUR WEB BOOKMARKS AND HISTORYAllows the app to read the history of all URLs that the Browser has visited, and all of the Browser’s bookmarks. Note: this permission may not be enforced by third-party browsers or other applications with web browsing capabilities.
- OTHER APPLICATION UI
DRAW OVER OTHER APPSAllows the app to draw on top of other applications or parts of the user interface. They may interfere with your use of the interface in any application, or change what you think you are seeing in other applications.
- YOUR SOCIAL INFORMATION
READ YOUR CONTACTSAllows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your device, including the frequency with which you’ve called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.MODIFY YOUR CONTACTSAllows the app to modify the data about your contacts stored on your device, including the frequency with which you’ve called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific contacts. This permission allows apps to delete contact data.READ CALL LOGAllows the app to read your device’s call log, including data about incoming and outgoing calls. This permission allows apps to save your call log data, and malicious apps may share call log data without your knowledge.WRITE CALL LOGAllows the app to modify your device’s call log, including data about incoming and outgoing calls. Malicious apps may use this to erase or modify your call log.
- YOUR ACCOUNTS
FIND ACCOUNTS ON THE DEVICEAllows the app to get the list of accounts known by the device. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.
- DEVELOPMENT TOOLS
READ SENSITIVE LOG DATAAllows the app to read from the system’s various log files. This allows it to discover general information about what you are doing with the device, potentially including personal or private information.
- NETWORK COMMUNICATION
VIEW NETWORK CONNECTIONSAllows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.VIEW WI-FI CONNECTIONSAllows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.CHANGE NETWORK CONNECTIVITYAllows the app to change the state of network connectivity.RECEIVE DATA FROM INTERNETAllows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app’s service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.
- SYSTEM TOOLS
MODIFY SYSTEM SETTINGSAllows the app to modify the system’s settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system’s configuration.TEST ACCESS TO PROTECTED STORAGEAllows the app to test a permission for USB storage that will be available on future devices.ACCESS EXTRA LOCATION PROVIDER COMMANDSAllows the app to access extra location provider commands. This may allow the app to to interfere with the operation of the GPS or other location sources.
- AFFECTS BATTERY
PREVENT DEVICE FROM SLEEPINGAllows the app to prevent the device from going to sleep.
- YOUR APPLICATIONS INFORMATION
RUN AT STARTUPAllows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the device and allow the app to slow down the overall device by always running.
- AUDIO SETTINGS
CHANGE YOUR AUDIO SETTINGSAllows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.