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.


GALAXY Note II Product Image (3) 1

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.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Mohammad Mirza

    Yes. Now gimme a gadget.

  • Aditya

    My device no need antivirus, is rarely have virus on linux version
    but if other feature like a cloud for backup, i will installed

  • http://www.facebook.com/arunkumar235 Arun K Kumar

    need holo black ui instead of grey.

  • http://twitter.com/CaptainFluffy Bob Saget

    Nothing is safe from viruses.

  • http://twitter.com/NotCharging Kenan

    well probably, depends on what I download/ who I share stuff with. I guess with the right antivirus software it'd be safe

  • D. Morrison

    I think mine is safe. I dont web browse or sideload and only install official apk's

  • reina

    1+ this is a cool site

  • Leo W

    Yup, it's armed with CommonSense 5.0 :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/alalakcity Isan Butet Brekele

    this contest make me interest with bitdefender...

  • http://www.facebook.com/yaeltudela Yael Tudela Barroso

    My android is safe becouse I only install checked applications

  • HDC

    As with all devices nothing is safe as new threats such as malware can be harmful to your device.

  • Teodora

    Interesting phone the Sony Xperia Z one.

  • Edgar Generoso

    My android phone is at risk of viruses... and i do need bitdefender app. ^^

  • Michaela Maningas


  • Tornike Iakobidze

    My android is totally safe, I think..

  • http://www.facebook.com/rahul.gandhi27 Rahul Gandhi

    its pretty much free from viruses.. thanx to bit defender

  • reina

    +1 yeah i think its safe from virus

  • http://www.facebook.com/manovihari.vuyyuru Manovihari Vuyyuru

    It was free from virus after i installed bit defender!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pravaszestken Pravas Kumar

    I've never had problem as of now. But having an antivirus would surely keep my mind at ease.

  • http://www.facebook.com/georgeadam.sanjuan George Adam San Juan

    i hope i win

  • dobisan

    No I not think this. :( :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/mauritz.jagiello Mauritz Jagiello

    Nothing is 100% safe. The best you can do is to minimize the risks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.koon Ryan Koon

    Not 100% safe but I'll feel better with a security app like Bitdefender. Thumbs up for the active firewall while browsing!

  • http://twitter.com/MangumKris Kris Mangum


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

    It is safer from viruses until an idiot make a app that steal all your information or slow down your device.

  • http://www.facebook.com/georgeadam.sanjuan George Adam San Juan

    i hope i win!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.gordon.969 John Gordon

    My Android device is only safe from viruses with BITDEFENDER!!!!

  • govardhan prabhu

    Haven't used a android device myself..but think its will be
    pretty much safe..

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrepiper Andre Piper

    My android device is safe.. thanks to bitdefender. Free from virus and running secured.

  • http://www.facebook.com/yuvalrozin Yuval Rozin

    I'm an Android user for quite some time and had no problems yet, so yeah.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrea.i.tejeda Andrea Isabel Tejeda

    My phone and tablet are safe from viruses at the moment as I never download apps from anywhere but Google Play store.

  • Travis Bean

    i want z

  • http://twitter.com/bloodroses000 Lalaine Bantilan

    yes, Android device is safe from Viruses with anti virus apps.

  • JT Madrileno

    Cool giveaway :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/shiva.kaluse Shiva Kaluse

    heyy participated,
    followed all 8/9 steps from rafflecopter widget.
    It's simple.
    Best luck to all participants.
    Thanks for arranging this awesome giveaway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dentolew.oxou Dentolew Oxou

    Nothing is safe from viruses. It is safer (but not totaly safe) if you use an antivirus.

  • Fawoo

    I think my Android device is safe from viruses, but for some odd reason it does feel less secure than other device operating systems. Maybe that's just the misconception of Androids?

  • Aparajita

    i think

  • http://www.facebook.com/georgeadam.sanjuan George Adam San Juan

    I want to win this!!! Because my old phone has been POUND THE ALARM and whenever it hangs i wanna SCREAM AND SHOUT. I like it, it is so TITANIUM-ish and shines bright like a DIAMOND. If I will have this, I assure you all it will be always a GOOD TIME for me. I'm gonna be the happiest person if got that ONE THING. And to those whose gonna vote this down I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE!! So if I'm the winner Im gonna tell to that phone I'm GLAD YOU CAME. So if I really win just CALL ME MAYBE!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001503814148 Peter James Escobar


  • George C. San Juan

    I want to win this!!!
    “Winning isn't everything--but wanting to win is.”
    ― Vince Lombardi Jr

  • Parau Cristian


  • Pac

    It needs security apps

  • http://twitter.com/b_orkiszewski Bartek Orkiszewski

    Don't think so.

  • reina


  • http://www.facebook.com/sushiperv Tasos Papazoglou Chalikias

    I thought i was protected. Then i tried bit defender. I still think i am protected :p

  • http://twitter.com/ritaviola78 rita antonini

    totally :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffreysheltinga Jeffrey Corneilus


  • http://www.facebook.com/cjentan Chong Jen Tan

    Hmm.... Xperia Z or Note 2, such a tough decision!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cjentan Chong Jen Tan

    I think my Android device is more vulnerable to malware than viruses. I do not think my device is virus free.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jmvalinowapx Jm Valino

    Yes, if we are using antivirus and actually kills them.

  • Anil Gotpagar


  • at00

    It's safe with BitDefender

  • Pawel Konefal

    I think Android OS is not entirely safe. We cannot install whatever app we want, because some of them can have malicious code.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002042229379 Julie Gonzales

    Yes! Ive downloaded Bit defender!

  • Marius Tudor

    Cool, hope I win.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kenneth.anselm Kenneth Anselm


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001970860203 Zyra Anne

    yes! i have my bit defender

  • Lorie Gel Ferrer

    No. we need antivirus software like bitdefender to protect our phone and our data.

  • meatinyourmouth


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002911203405 Victoria Jose

    Iam super safe with bitdefendender!

  • 8anc

    No, that's why I recommend AV to everyone I know

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002149030573 Kuya Charlz

    Iam surely protected because of Bitdefender!

  • Svinkall

    According to Bitdefender my phone is virusfree =)

  • http://twitter.com/Temasek2005 Temasek2005

    I think my devices is safe from virus because I've installed AV app.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Dalcielo Luca De Giorgi

    Now I think my devices is safe from virus because I've scan it with Bitdefender app.

  • naveed khan

    i am in ,and i will be the winner

  • naveed khan


  • naveed khan

    +1 :)

  • roel rhodael samson

    I hope i won...

  • http://www.facebook.com/mircea.duman Mircea Duman

    there are less android viruses than those affecting windows.

  • Roel samson

    Yes... A good security for your phone

  • Bruno Rabaçal

    Most people thinks that as long as you are careful you are safe, but sometimes this is not true, and thats why we need apps like this

  • http://www.facebook.com/Dalcielo Luca De Giorgi

    I don't undestand.. where is +1 Button On Google Play?

  • erik


  • pula

    I feel plenty safe...

  • http://www.facebook.com/batod Dok Bat-Otgon

    Since android is more open it is prone to getting malwares.

  • Ben Baggley

    Not too bothered about viruses, because I'm not stupid, but thanks for the giveaway.

  • Pedro Pina

    i really need a new phone!

  • Derek

    Well, safe is good eh

  • Maria G.

    Im not sure... maybe Im paranoid, but I'd rather have an antivirus app than not.

  • http://twitter.com/jeegeepee J.G.P.

    No device is safe from viruses that's why we need antivirus. But for me, common sense is still the best AV.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Rayun.Mehrab Rayun Mehrab

    Probably not, I don't have any antivirus software installed at the moment.

  • kt

    xperia z look so good

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

    Of course it's not safe. After computer's, this is hackers favorite target to release virus. And nowadays, people keep literally EVERY possible data on their smartphones and without an antivirus, its a vulnerable world

  • Geremy Roque

    +1 great app :) doesnoesnt have much bloat

  • Tschutora

    I think an Android device is just as save as any Pc ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kuba.tomczak Kuba Tomczak

    I want the Z machine!!

  • Vamsi

    Thanks fr this amazing giveaway. This should be okay i guess.

    • Vamsi

      And ofcourse its safe from the common known viruses. Though it could be prone to some. Thats where we could defend ourselves using Bitdefender.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashwanikorpal Ashwani Korpal

    Yes , I use daily internet on my phone . My phone run fine .

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeetender.meet Ashu Kumar

    Yes , Mostly safe

  • almia

    yes, totaly safe

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002531818654 Ashwani Kumar

    No Idea , I have simple phone

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002467315631 Ashwani Sharma

    Yes , as compare to Windows OS

  • http://www.facebook.com/khushboo.diwan.5 Khushboo Diwan

    Can not say , If you have antivirus . It is save for your device . Safety comes first

  • http://www.facebook.com/ajay.pandit.3114935 Ajay Pandit


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005658543671 Pankaj Pandey

    no android phone

  • http://www.facebook.com/shiv.pandit.330 Shiv Pandit

    Very Much safe

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005650834808 Vinay Kumar

    Yes . Sure safe

  • http://www.facebook.com/abhi.rana.58726823 Abhi Rana

    Mostly safe firm viruses

  • Nilo

    Android device was safe but it is getting unsafe hour by hour. Thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/jaisica.bhardwaj Jaisica Bhardwaj

    If you have antivirus than android more . although save

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005654672701 Priya Sharma

    Safe more safe with antivirus

  • http://www.facebook.com/mandeep.rani.39 Mandeep Rani

    Need one anti virus OS

  • http://www.facebook.com/deepi.sharma.391 Deepi Sharma

    Use one antivirus , It save your files data etc

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005665323547 Seema Kumari

    Must need 1 antivirus to protect

  • http://www.facebook.com/neelam.rani.52035772 Neelam Rani

    Yes safe

  • http://twitter.com/MonicaPoliquit Monica Poliquit

    I don't have an Android phone, but if I win, I'd let you guys know! :)

  • DoungulDd

    So +1

  • Asim M

    Well I dont use antivirus but i may consider this +1!

  • Asim M


  • http://www.facebook.com/anish.ramachandran Anish Ramachandran

    hmm really need a new phone...

  • http://www.facebook.com/monu.talwar.359 Monu Talwar

    Its safe , more safe with antivirus

  • http://www.facebook.com/parveen.vashisht.948 प्रवीन कुमारी

    Yes , mostly you can say safe .

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004675779049 Mahesh Kumar

    May be not

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004684745454 Rinku Kumar


  • http://www.facebook.com/rashmi.kumari.359778 Shruti Kumari

    not safe. I need an antivirus

  • http://www.facebook.com/khushi.kharbanda.1 Khushi Kharbanda

    I have no an android device

  • http://twitter.com/nesmoto nesmoto

    Someday i'll win something useful. Like a new smartphone. I never won anything useful :( This would be my first mobile with more than calls and sms :) Would be nice to win this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003541847698 Ramandeep Kaur

    Surely not safe . I always use antivirus for protection

  • http://www.facebook.com/deepal.maalwani Deepal Maalwani

    NO Never

  • http://www.facebook.com/roop.singh.7169 Roop Singh

    I have not an android

  • http://www.facebook.com/fana.kusum Fana Kusum

    Android is safe but not complete safe from viruses

  • http://www.facebook.com/ravir.singh.585 Ravir Singh

    I always use protection from viruses

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

    Should be safe with many antivirus app ant the bit defender app!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeetu.kumar.7906 Jeetu Kumar

    No , I can not take any risk any risk . use antivirues

  • Sarah L

    I'm not sure if my Android device is safe from viruses but it doesn't hurt to take precautions and run some scans with an antivirus every now and then.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CohnZkie Conrad Guerzo

    Just gonna say..

    1+ for me!!! YEAH.
    Now I have .000000001% chance of winning.

  • Aman Sood


  • Deepali Koturkar


  • Amir

    No spam! thats for sure!

  • amandeep

    with bitdefender antivirus my mobile is safe from virues.... :) ... most of the viruses are present in the SD card if there are any.. i really want to win this competition as i love android i want to be an android developer. to be a good developer i wish to have a new and nice phone. m using an old outdated mobile :(. hope i stand a chance to win. thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ram.shiv.1 Ram Shiv

    At this time no . it is slow very slow . Help me

  • http://www.facebook.com/gopi.ram.3386 Gopi Ram

    My device is not safe from viruses . It show many time

  • http://www.facebook.com/nayan.mathur.7 Nayan Mathur

    No Idea . my phone is safe or not . How to find it ????????

  • http://www.facebook.com/veer.singh.758737 Veer Singh

    with Bitdefender my device is safe more safe

  • http://www.facebook.com/amit.naini.9 Amit Naini

    Not at all .

  • http://www.facebook.com/abhi.haan Abhi Haan

    lot of spam mail in my inbox how to stop ? . Without antivirus not safe

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003473006778 Dulip Singh

    Not have android

  • http://www.facebook.com/ravinder.rajput.549 Ravinder Rajput

    I use bitdefender it is so fine so good . without is nor safe , with it safe

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003574042142 Kamal Kishore


  • http://www.facebook.com/manisha.lamba.750546 Manisha Lamba

    not using android . I have dual SIM G'five mobile Wisepad

  • http://www.facebook.com/navin.daruwala Navin Daruwala

    Never Ever Safe

  • http://www.facebook.com/shakshi.sachdeva.52 Shakshi Sachdeva

    Not a android phone and tab wish one .

  • http://www.facebook.com/nimmi.day Nimmi Day

    Bitdefender give me full antivirus free of cost for a year . My phone need good one . My phone not safe

  • http://www.facebook.com/ragini.rajput.16 Ragini Rajput

    No Safe . I need safer one . give me suggestion

  • http://www.facebook.com/sanam.mishra.5 Sanam Mishra

    Yes , sure not safer

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003512277418 Sanjay Mishra

    no android phone and Tablet

  • http://www.facebook.com/kamya.gour Kamya Gour

    I am not using android phone But I think antivirus is must for any device beocz. It protect, help , save device

  • http://www.facebook.com/isha.nahi Isha Nahi

    With out protection not safe