Last Updated: April 28th, 2013

When it comes to keeping your data safe, you can never be too careful. And while there are a slew of various anti-virus apps available for Android, there are few that provide the type of protection that can be obtained from Bitdefender. 

Enter the team's newest app: Bitdefender Antivirus Free. This app offers all the goodness of Bitdefender's antivirus protection – minus some of the advanced features of the company's Mobile Security suite – at absolutely no cost. This is a fantastic solution for anyone looking to get some of the best anti-virus protection available for Android without having to spend a penny.

This contest is now over.

The final results are listed below. If you've won, you will be contacted in the near future. Congratulations!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

Galaxy Note II

  • Radu Stefan Bunea

Xperia Z:

  • Jan Hohner

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Like any good a/v, Bitdefender Free sits in the background and monitors incoming files, scanning new apps as they're installed. The scanner also watches over SD card and internal storage contents, alerting you of any potential risks should they show up. And it does all this silently – there's no persistent notification icon, and the app shouldn't have an impact on battery life. It takes essentially zero set up, as well; just install it and it's ready to go.

So far as mobile anti-virus is concerned, it's hard to ask for an app that does more while keeping everything as minimal as Bitdefender. Hit the widget to give it a shot.


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But wait, there's more! To celebrate the launch of Antivirus Free, Bitdefender has graciously provided us with a couple of phones to give away: a black, factory unlocked Sony Xperia Z (international) and a 16GB factory unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note II (international). Since there are two phones, there will be two winners, and both will be chosen at random. Here's how to enter:

This giveaway is available in the US, Canada, India, Australia, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and all of Europe.

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The contest begins now and will run until Wednesday, April 24th at 12:00 AM PT (midnight). After that, we'll randomly select two winners and send out notifications.

Good luck!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/deepesh.shastri Deepesh Shastri

    Do I need antivirus for Nokia asha phone ??????

  • http://www.facebook.com/nishant.mishra.524 Nishant Mishra


  • http://www.facebook.com/palak.sophi Palak Sophi

    My china made mobile did not need any antivirus software .. Yes I will buy One software If have android hone in future . Antivirus give long life to your smartphones , tablets

  • http://www.facebook.com/sumit.vardhman.5 Sumit Vardhman

    Antiviruses are compulsory for every Internet related devices . My android phone is safe by bitdefender

  • http://www.facebook.com/mohit.sen.520 Mohit Sen

    I have one of the best antivirus protection Bitdefender antivirus for my mobile . without bitdefender I will say not safe

  • http://twitter.com/stanleyalozie_4 ALOZIE#4

    Yes Because I use Norton Security scan on my android

  • Ivan Andrianto

    Android devices are not safe from viruses, although you always download applications from Play Store. But the presence of antivirus can reduce the risk of being attacked by virus. Especially with BitDefender, the best antivirus for Android, which updated frequently to make sure that user devices always free from all kind of viruses. It's easy to use and offers complete features such as malware scanner, application audit, Web security, and anti-theft.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ajychau Andrew Chau

    My cheesecake might have a virus. My Android probably doesn't.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sumit.naini.1 Sumit Naini

    Bitdefender is now new protector of my phone . Now my fone is more safe from viruses . without any antiviruses not safe

  • http://www.facebook.com/somaya.chipli Somaya Chipli

    Yes safe . I always use anti virus for protection

  • http://www.facebook.com/kriti.somya.1 Kriti Somya

    Safe my device is always safe

  • http://www.facebook.com/gurpreet.dhami.161 Gurpreet Dhami

    No android phone , but can say mostly android safe

  • http://www.facebook.com/paramjot.kaur.315 Paramjot Kaur

    Yes, Safe more safe with bitdefender . Bitdefender is life of my mobile .

  • http://www.facebook.com/geet.parihar.9 Geet Parihar

    I love bitdefender . Mobile speed is fast and mobile is safe . Thank you bitdefender . YES

  • http://www.facebook.com/harlie.dharma Harlie Dharma

    yes, my android secured from viruses

  • Shyam

    Samsung galaxy note II + Bitdefender = 100% Protected

  • RizSid

    Nothing is safe nowadays and when it comes to android devices / tablets / PC / Laptop. they are more vulnerable. bitdefender do offer good protection and good security suite is a must for these devices.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Marcinoo15 Marcin Stankiewicz


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003625729387 Sanjay Kumar

    Safe much safe from viruses . Bitdefender user

  • http://www.facebook.com/parveen.sharma.96995 Parveen Sharma

    I think yes , I never use antivirus . but not sure I safe from viruses

  • http://www.facebook.com/abhjeet.aapte Abhjeet Aapte

    Not safe . Need one best antivirus . Please suggest me best and how to find best one ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003851617356 Surjit Singh

    I want one . Is Bitdefender safe ? . How to find bitdefender safe ? . currently not safe

  • Steven Joriz Veneracion

    I totally a agree thank you but I went Samsung Galaxy Note

  • http://www.facebook.com/mohini.jha.31 Mohini Jha

    I have Samsung Chat 527 .

  • Alexander Drevaňa

    I am very curious about the winner names. Though, I'm surely not going to be one of them. :(

  • http://twitter.com/Rinsoy Rinsoy Nellissery

    Finger crossed..Gudlck everyone

  • http://www.facebook.com/samyak.ranjan Samyak Ranjan

    I hope I win
    Xperia Z ^_^

    • Alexander Drevaňa

      Yours is Xperia Z! Mine is the beautiful Note II. :D Would be great, not? :D

      • http://www.facebook.com/samyak.ranjan Samyak Ranjan

        DEAL :D

  • http://twitter.com/COLZ97 Darren Soh

    results please!

  • nse master

    Only trial. No free

  • http://www.facebook.com/alma.bassem Basant Samir


  • http://www.facebook.com/samyak.ranjan Samyak Ranjan

    When will the results be disclosed?

  • http://www.facebook.com/moritz.hansen96 Moritz Hansen

    how will i get notificated if i logged in w/ facebook?!

  • http://twitter.com/ak_r7 Avinash Kumar


  • http://www.facebook.com/ravindu.chamara Ravindu Chamara

    I hope I win the Xperia Z .... ^_^

  • Alexander Drevaňa

    The contest is cancelled, because the phones were stolen. :D Just kidding. Waiting for the results and thanks for the opportunity AP! Peace with everyone!

    • http://www.facebook.com/samyak.ranjan Samyak Ranjan

      My heart skipped a beat. When I read "stolen" I read your name and was like Stop Kidding around :P

      • Alexander Drevaňa

        :D Sorry my friend! I did not want to scare you out. :D Anyway, I feel that the phones are already packed for us. :D The only question is that which one is Yours and which is mine... :D :D

        • http://www.facebook.com/samyak.ranjan Samyak Ranjan

          No Problemo. And Don't worry, If you get the Z and I get the Note 2, We'll Exchange :D :D

          • Alexander Drevaňa

            I'm so sad my friend.. :( What about You? Are we ever going to win?

          • http://www.facebook.com/samyak.ranjan Samyak Ranjan

            Me too! :'(
            Hopefully the next time :

  • sinisterc

    urm.. any updates on the contest winners?

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.bruckshaw Paul Bruckshaw

    Ugh :( Congrats to winners!

  • http://twitter.com/ak_r7 Avinash Kumar


  • http://www.facebook.com/moritz.hansen96 Moritz Hansen

    :(((( SOme German guy won. why not me, im german too.

  • Vibhor Agarwal

    i really need this, as i do not own any smartphone, plzz....i have entered in all ur contests but never won any smartphone, but this time i need to win...plzzz.......thank you......