Review Bitdefender Antivirus Free for Android - The Best AV for Android

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Protection - Top of its game Antivirus provided by Bitdefender for Android. Outstanding protection against malicious apps downloaded from Google Play Store, or bypassed Google Bouncer's security vetting process.

Usability - Zero configuration makes it very easy to use, with a single tap to scan. The rest of the functions are automatically controlled by Autopilot mode.

User Interface - Could do with an update to match theme with existing Bitdefender range, otherwise existing UI is satisfactory.
- Bitdefender updated GUI added mid-2017.

Storage - Low storage usage at 15MB upon installation. No background definition updates as it's all Cloud-based.

Performance - Low impact, runs silently in the background with real-time protection for new and existing updated apps. No drain on battery life.

Overall - There's absolutely no reason not to use Bitdefender Antivirus Free for Android. It does exactly what it says and all without leaving features you won't otherwise use.

Advisory: If you download/install Apps outside the Google Play Store, then I recommend an Antivirus with more features such as Web Protection against dangerous websites and scanning of Downloads folder.

About Review: It's solely based on my opinion about why it's the best Antivirus for Android under the Free category. Other features seen in paid-for applications may provide priority customer support and assistance. However, Google have implemented strong protection measures for all Android users with Anti-Theft (Google Settings) and Malware Protection under Google Chrome for Android (Download warnings).
 
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Bitdefender Free uses the same engine and cloud technology of paid Mobile Security so I guess It gets the same score.

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I don't see why Bitdefender should use lesser protection for their Free Antivirus, so I am with you on this one. Bitdefender Mobile Security has a few extra features, whether you use them or not.
 
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now im using bitdefender trial and login with trial subscription, if free version still have same source so after my trial end i can use free bitdefender for mobile