Review: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Android

Posted by Oct 17, 2013 App Reviews, Featured, Reviews No Comments
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Our review of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Android App

Anti-Malware for Android is not a new concept, however coming from a trusted sources like Malwarebytes, you know its going to be good.

If you’re a PC user then you should know how good is to have a Malwarebyte’s Anti-malware tool to avoid those unwanted malware attacks. Now we have good news for Android users: Malwarebytes has released a free anti-malware mobile app for Android Smartphones and tablets. So now you will have an extra protection for your Android device against malware threats.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Android


Malwarebytes anti-malware mobile app is an Android security app which is developed by the world’s most popular anti-malware developer Malwarebytes Corporation. Using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile, Android users can now feel safe by protecting their data/identity theft on the go. This app also protects users against intentional/unauthorized surveillance of one’s data.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile App is an Android is capable detecting Trojans, spyware and any types of malware and helps you against stealing of your data/identity. This app also has a privacy manager which lets you know the access levels of each and every app that you have installed.

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What Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile App for Android Does

• Detects and eliminates malware, including spyware and Trojans
• Scans your apps for malicious code
• Stops unauthorized access to your personal data
• Scans your Android device for security vulnerabilities
• Identifies applications that are tracking your location

What options does Anti-Malware for Android offer:

Malwarebytes anti-malware mobile app for Android comes with loads of options to secure your Android tablets and Smartphones.


App Manager: App Manager in Malwarebytes anti-malware mobile app for Android is like a task manager for your device. Which lists all installed apps and you’ll be able to see background running apps and each app has its own extended menu where you can see App size, the CPU usage of the current app, memory usage, threads and services running by this app. There is an option in the App Manager that lets you to force close the App incase you have to.

Privacy Manager: Privacy Manager in this app scans and reports apps installed on your Android device and lets you know which app has access to your personal information.

The report categorized in a different categories like; Apps having access to your accounts, access to your calendar, access storage, access your text messages and emails, apps can cost you money for example; in app purchases, apps that monitor your calls, and more importantly apps reading your personal data, personal information and track your locations.

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Security Audit: Security audit option lets you know the security breaches in your android device. You will have easy access to Google’s find my android site within this option. Along with this; you will also able to see if your device is able to install non-market apps, if the lock pattern is enabled, developer mode is disabled or not etc.

Scheduled Scans: You can set up a scheduled scan like daily or weekly. The app automatically scans your device for any potential threats. We recommend you to use scan frequency to daily.

Database Updates: Setup scheduled updates here. Check the Automatic updates and set the update frequency to at least every 3 hours or 6 hours. You can also do a manual database update by tapping on Force database update option.

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Final Thoughts

I personally found this app a very useful and easy to use. With a few settings you will be able to protect your Android tablets or Smartphones from malware threats. The app is very light on my Note 2,  using just 52-54 MB of memory which showed by the app itself. The app has almost all the features that offered by paid android anti-malware apps.

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