Malware Bytes Anti-Malware leaves not a byte of Android malware unattended



Developer: Malware BytesDownload: Android
Category: Anti-malwarePrice: Free

Coming from the world of PC malware protection, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile protects your Android phone or tablet from malware, infected apps, and spying. Detecting and eliminating malware such as ads and trojans is its business, and business is good! No, the app isn't the best of its kind - and as far as we know, there's no champion holding a crown, although your personal opinion is welcome - but it does the job, and costs nothing. It also has an incredibly bare-bones interface - a shoot and go approach with a single Scan button to start hunting parasites, and two other buttons to launch the App and Privacy managers. This is good news, as the minimalist approach is spread over the whole app, preserving your device’s performance by including just the essential engines and features.

Anti-Malware alerts you if a malicious website is detected in an incoming SMS and identifies location-tracking apps you might not be aware about. It automatically recognizes security vulnerabilities in your Android device’s settings, then makes recommendations on how to prevent breaches. It also searches through on-board memory and SD storage, schedules automatic scans, and updates the protection database on its own - over Wi-Fi, if you so prefer. In addition, the app links itself to Android Device Manager’s device location features so the device can be located, locked, or reset if it ends up lost or stolen. That's quite the feature list for a free security app.

Anti-Malware Mobile is free on Google Play, although you can download the latest beta-version from MB's Google+ community page.

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19 Comments

1. Cyagocaliz unregistered

iPhone doesn't even need antivirus... poor android users, using antivirus app causes the phone

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Poor people who don't know that no product / software / OS is 100% bug free.

5. Cyagocaliz unregistered

*makes your phone run slow

7. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

For someone who claims to be a Sony/Android fan and claims to own a Sony phone and tablet, you sure sound like an Apple troll and a dumb one at it.

11. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I'm doing fine, no need to feel sorry for me. But I do feel sorry for you, you can't get out a complete thought before hitting the post button. And also for the ones who upvoted you, because apparently broken thoughts seem normal to them.

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Anti virus are not needed on Android, or WP/Windows or Mac OS X Assuming you have common sense and some basic tech knowledge

2. SPASE

Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

Don't side-load apps and don't install these "Antivirus" apps, you'll be just fine ;)

4. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

U certainly need it if you're a fan of side loaded apps

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Not entirely true, I sideload on a regular basis but I don't need an antivirus. Just know the source (in my case AP for faster updated apps).

18. fuelband

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

My friend, what is AP?

19. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Sorry bout that, Android Police, they place always the latest version of, for example signed Google apps on their APKMirror site. If you don't want to wait until the Playstore updates your phone, you can go there.

9. bendgate unregistered

Off topic- Which is the best antivirus for Windows PC? And also resource friendly.

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Common sense and some basic tech knowledge

15. Cyagocaliz unregistered

Just install every antivirus you know and you'll be fine.

16. bendgate unregistered

I should have expected this type of answers.

10. LuckyS

Posts: 154; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

And not a single malware was found that day.

14. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I'm planning to buy a new android phone, i will try this one. I'm already using this in my 2 windows 8 laptops and it is good in detecting and removing malwares.

17. bendgate unregistered

Android don't need antivirus/antimalware apps unless you pirate apps. But yes, great on windows.

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