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Malwarebytes for Android

Malwarebytes for Android

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Rated 4.3 stars out of five star
120,987 Total

  • Required Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
  • Published/Updated Date: October 19, 2017

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The world’s most popular anti-malware technology has gone mobile! Malwarebytes for Android protects your phone or tablet from malware, ransomware, adware, and unauthorized surveillance—all in real time.

To existing Malwarebytes Anti-Malware customers: Malwarebytes for Android provides the same features you love, such as scanning and remediation, for free. The included Premium trial lets you sample additional features for 30 days, after which Malwarebytes for Android will revert to a free version.

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Malwarebytes for Android
• Detects ransomware and malware before they can infect your Android.
• Scans your apps for malicious code, Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs), or adware to keep your Android running smooth.
• Automatically detects if a malicious link is found in an incoming text message.
• Detects malicious links in any text, including email, messenger services such as Facebook or Whatsapp, or websites, through on-demand scans.
• Identifies applications that track your location, monitor your calls, or cost you extra money in hidden fees.

Powerful protection you can put in your pocket
Malwarebytes for Android automatically guards your most-used device from a growing list of advanced cyberthreats, including malware, ransomware, and unauthorized surveillance. So you and your Android are safe wherever you are. Whenever you go.

Make your smartphone smarter
Is that app you downloaded really safe? With Malwarebytes for Android, you never have to worry whether an app contains malicious code or is bundled with potentially unwanted programs. Powerful anti-malware, anti-ransomware, and anti-adware technologies detect bad or unnecessary programs before they can steal your identity, eavesdrop, or degrade your mobile experience. And aggressive detection of adware and junk apps keep your Android running smooth.

Choose what you keep private
Your downloaded applications, whether legitimate or not, can collect private information from your Android device. Malwarebytes for Android identifies what your applications are doing, and which private information is being accessed. So you can control who knows, and what they know.

Make your smartphone lighter
Malwarebytes for Android preserves your device’s performance by adding only the necessary security features. And you can update its database over a WiFi network to reduce your data usage.

*** Features ***
Anti-malware/anti-spyware/anti-ransomware/anti-adware
• Scans applications and files for malware, including spyware and ransomware
• Scans automatically when files or apps are accessed (real-time) or only when activated manually (on-demand)
• Catches high-level ransomware threats disguising themselves through mutation in deep scan mode
• Detects PUPs, including adware, and tells you why you might not want these programs on your Android device
• Scans native memory and SD card
• Scans apps uploaded outside the Google Play ecosystem before installation
• Updates the protection database automatically
• This app uses the Device Administrator permission
Existing users grandfathered into basic real-time protection for no extra cost

Privacy manager
• Identifies every application’s access privileges in detail
• Breaks down access privileges by category

Security audit
• Identifies security vulnerabilities on your device
• Suggests remediation methods

Application manager
• Identifies which applications are currently running
• Identifies installed applications
• Enables custom whitelisting of approved apps

Home screen widgets
• Shows your device’s security status from your home screen
• Scans directly from home screen, if you choose

SMS control
• Allows you to secure your phone remotely by sending SMS commands

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Malwarebytes for Android APK Version History
User Reviews
4.3

120,987 Total
5 79,940 
4 19,464 
3 8,153 
2 4,247 
1 9,183 
 Kenneth Richner
Kenneth Richner
October 19, 2017

It seems to work but I uninstalled it because it slows my Nexus down to a unusable State!!! It also have. E a hard time removing it!!! Like it was malware itself!!! Not sure what was going on but I had to reboot my phone 3 times before it would leave my phone and it never said the uninstall was successful???? Is it really gone??? A factory reset would be the only way to be sure it didn't leave anything behind! I will never try it again after that experience! Full Review

 Kelly Dawn Masters
Kelly Dawn Masters
October 19, 2017

I've counted on MB Premium to protect my laptop, and a friend's, for nearly a year. Nothing is better! The premium version is well worth the money as it offers real-time protection that is heads above anything else! Thank you for finally making a version for Android phones! Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
October 22, 2017

All settings moved to premium version. One used to be able to set up a scan schedule. This has now moved to the premium version. So every two weeks you get a notification that the phone may have issues. It's simply because this app has not updated it's database or run a scan. Full Review

 Waldo pepper
Waldo pepper
October 25, 2017

Recent update added a pointless notification bar that you cannot remove! Please remove or give an option in Settings to do this. Edit: thanks for the generic 'what went wrong' link, but if you read the comments here and elsewhere on reviews, this isn't a bug, it's a request to remove the intrusive notification bar that makes it seem like there is an important notification on our phones. Full Review

 Ciaran Doherty
Ciaran Doherty
October 20, 2017

Well... credit to Malwarebytes for the simple friendly app and accessability. It also managed to find one issue and remove it. The reason I downloaded the app was because of one particular adaware/bot, that is terrorizing my phone with random popups and unlock adds. It cannot be detected by anything I've used, and NOTHING can block it. I've sent an email direct to Malwarebytes feedback email. I'll give a 5 star if they reply and try eradicate the problem with me. (Research showed this problem is on the increase with multiple other users) Full Review

 Richard Mosse
Richard Mosse
October 25, 2017

Hasn't been running scheduled scans for a while so I have been unprotected without warning. Found out that you can no longer use any settings in free version. Deleting my previous submission and telling me to contact you via email is absurd. Just be truthful here. Uninstalling Full Review

 Lucas Zrelak
Lucas Zrelak
October 21, 2017

Used to be great until they introduced the paid premium version and forced you into a trial. I finally had to uninstall it because every time I received an update to an app the phone would vibrate due to a Malwarebytes notification. That's always assessing at 2am. Full Review

 David Scown
David Scown
October 20, 2017

Very happy with paid version on my desktop, and the free version on tablet. On my phone, this bloody software will not stop nagging me to do what IT wants . If I can't get it to stop through settings, then it's going to be history. I will NOT accept nagging software.. Full Review

 Andreas Simatos
Andreas Simatos
October 21, 2017

Fan of Malwarebytes in other platforms and decent job on this one. Low rating because notification real estate is too precious too have a large ugly banner saying it is actively protecting with no other purpose and cannot be removed. App allows for option to have logo in status bar when protecting. That is all that is needed. Had to disable active protection to remove big banner. Too much important clutter for my notifications to allow useless banners. Full Review

 Jack Bullivant
Jack Bullivant
October 24, 2017

After recent update app crashes after every scan without showing results. No viruses had been found. Please fix this asap only problem i have ever encountered with the app Full Review

 Rich Muller
Rich Muller
October 19, 2017

Obnoxious and too expensive for Android. Should be free if you already paying for it on your other devices. Quit recommending other software. Don't want it on my notification bar. Crashes on a regular basis. Unhappy, uninstalled. Full Review

 Joseph Duenas
Joseph Duenas
October 26, 2017

Trying this app for 30 days. The PC version is great & have used it for many years but this Android version is very obtrusive. It's constantly reminding me what it is doing and how great it is. Haven't found a way to control these annoying notifications. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
October 23, 2017

Please give us an option to disable the persistent "real time protection is active" notification. That's my only issue with this, I'll even buy premium to get rid of it you offer it in future builds Full Review

 Ernesto Villapudua Noriega

I've been a malwarebytes fan for years on PC. This app is good for Android as well. But lord the notifications. Seriously it's what brings it from 5 stars to 3. I don't need a notification to tell me you're doing a great job. Full Review

 hhhdh
hhhdh
October 24, 2017

A bunch of morons have made this app. Starts up, then hangs, then crashes. Never had this problem with any anti-virus. Malwarebytes should stick to PC version. That one is actually good. Full Review

 Eric Francisco
Eric Francisco
October 22, 2017

After trying to find the obnoxious source of mysterious pop up ads after I caught a relative using my tablet to play online gambling sites which unfortunately installed malware, this app is a definite essential for any tablet/mobile user. It certainly deserves subscribing to premium. Thanks Malwarebytes team! Full Review

 Michael Traun
Michael Traun
October 23, 2017

Does it's job but the message in the notification section is bloody annoying. I dont need to be told it "crushes malware". I already know. I bought it already. Stop trying to sell it to me. Full Review

 Joey w.
Joey w.
October 23, 2017

Good program thank you. I would recomind it. It auto updates the engune thought id mention it for others. not sure why it says rabsomeware for programs i have used for a while 5he ones i have had no issues i just want to say it is a good program how ever disabling because you want a person to pay that is wrong leave the protection on that is stupid!!!!!!!!! it was always Free charge for the Ransome ware no for basic stuff that is dumb. that is why for the low rating. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
October 20, 2017

What's with the persistent notification after the update? I don't need this annoying BS, and I doubt anyone does. Are you attempting to be a malware instead of a anti-malware? Yeah, I have to filter/block it. What a joke. It's an irony that I have to block an app that blocks malwares. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
October 23, 2017

It got rid of malicious adware. A second ago I chose the cheap yearly subscription for $11.99 a year. Better than a monthly fee. Now no more pop up ads ruining my apps. Thank goodness. Full Review

 Tom McBride
Tom McBride
October 24, 2017

This app sucks. App advised to encrypt phone. I attempted to do this and my phone froze during restart and notified me that there had been some sort of error and a hard restart was was the only option. Lost all my files. Full Review

 Paul Stanley
Paul Stanley
October 26, 2017

Seems great. Security scan is good and the real time protection is a bonus to the scan I was expecting. I'm a little annoyed the status notification for the realtime protection is still there after switching it off in the settings in the app. Full Review

 Jim Bailey
Jim Bailey
October 19, 2017

Love the app, but the latest version you can not remove the pull down notification. It says: Real time protection is active. Very annoying. Please fix. Was not fixed in this release. Full Review

 Debbie Neubecker
Debbie Neubecker
October 25, 2017

I have the same issue as other reviewer. I updated my full version malwarebytes via Google play and ended up with trial version and upgraded to $16.99/yr Premium version. I can't see a product key or have not received an email. Tried all different ways but I obviously need help. I feel so disappointed as I had all features for almost a year and thought I was doing the right thing by updating it manually. I had version 2. and have been updated to version 3. What happens now? Also the app keeps crashing. I have tried for hours to somehow find a solution and feel quite disheartened now as nothing I try seems to give me the required outcome. That is a working app with all the promised features which I already had up to about 6 hours ago. Please don't let me think that this app is now worthless as I have used it for a long time without issues until today After I finally got the full version working I got a virus in my Facebook messenger which was NOT picked up by Malwarebytes or AVG pro both of which claim to have real time protection. I paid for full versions for both thinking I will be protected yet both apps did not deliver and I'm left with Facebook messenger that does not work anymore. Very very disappointed Full Review

 Patrick Lising
Patrick Lising
October 20, 2017

Wut??? Even my hack tool is detected as a malware? An app from playstore maybe a malware

 Robert Giovinni
Robert Giovinni
October 25, 2017

I just uninstalled this app and they are holding my photos on my sd card hostage and want me to pay too look at them. Full Review

 Jozef Roncak
Jozef Roncak
October 22, 2017

It's good .. but one star down for forcing the notification for realtime protection... A good AV/Anti-malware is which you forget that you have it... Premium user Full Review

 Borfax
Borfax
October 19, 2017

App worked great until update. Now it crashes every time I try to exit. Very disappointing. Full Review

 Hugh Leung
Hugh Leung
October 21, 2017

Dunno why they force you into a trial version now. Also don't know why the Malwarebytes notification is permanently embedded on my notifications dash, either advertising or says it's scanning but appears stuck, battery draining, etc . Think I've had enough of this. Uninstalled Full Review

 Alan Tai
Alan Tai
October 24, 2017

*NO CANNED REPLY PLEASE* It show "critical issues found" but on the same screen, it shows 0 critical issue! *UPDATE* See, I've got the canned reply Full Review

 Phil Hodge
Phil Hodge
October 22, 2017

I use your product on 2 WIN computers, but this Android version crashes all the time on my HTC510. Full Review

 Toni Snyder
Toni Snyder
October 26, 2017

Amazing! Kept having a pop-up with advertising that was disgusting! Downloaded this app & it found it right away! Was a song I had downloaded! I'm so grateful! Thank you!! Full Review

 Bob RAE
Bob RAE
October 19, 2017

Worked fine on PC but constantly stops on android. I pay for full version but will probably not renew unless this issue is resolved Full Review

 John Gordoski
John Gordoski
October 19, 2017

First all it will sux life out of your battery, next it will scan and never completes the scan and never finds anything, lastly it hangs on opening and never starts. 10-18-17 THEY STILL have not FIXED IT nor IMPROVED IT COMPLETE JUNK Full Review

 Joshua Rupini
Joshua Rupini
October 25, 2017

It was good but recently it failed to identify adware/malware which gained access of administrator when I scan the apk which I took from third party it showed me it was safe and also the app hide itself and trying to take over administrative access but luckily I got rid of it with another antivirus software so I suggest to update your database of virus definition more or latest 1 Full Review

 Setnakht
Setnakht
October 26, 2017

Being warned that google is a phishing site on every search page... what gives? Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
October 25, 2017

It pops up to many times and it gets in the way of my business Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
October 24, 2017

Your app may as well be a virus; as you can't uninstall from phone! If I couls sue your company I would! Full Review

 Ronald Leczynski
Ronald Leczynski
October 22, 2017

I like it but the last update always keeps a notification in view. It's a link to load the app. I only want to see a notification when I have a problem or if it's running a scan. I don't want a permanent M on my screen. Please fix this! It didn't don't his until the latest update was installed. Full Review

 M. Lis
M. Lis
October 24, 2017

Crashes when trying to perform the first database update on android 4.2.2 Full Review

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