Last Updated: May 29th, 2013

Have you ever wondered just how private your data is? How protected your personal info is? For all you know, apps could be running off sharing your phone number, contact log, and device ID to third parties. Or even worse, they could be doing so over an unencrypted connection. I shudder at the very thought.

This contest is now over.

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

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Galaxy S 4

  • Ivaylo Stoyanov
  • Radu-Cristian Saveschi


  • Ashon
  • Pietro Amenta

Fortunately, BitDefender has a new app called Clueful that aims to show users what their apps are really doing behind the scenes and how private their data is. It gives each device a Privacy Score based on the currently-installed apps, along with a simple breakdown of potential risks in three different categories: high, moderate, and low. Clueful is unique from other apps of this type in that it doesn't just read each particular app's permissions and SDKs they use, but actually executes each app in the cloud and monitors its behavior. This paints a very clear picture of what's really happening. 

Turns out I'm pretty bad at privacy:

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From here, Clueful can show you which apps are the most "harmful," as well as filter out which apps perform certain tasks or have access to specific data. It's all very intuitive and useful. Best of all, it's also free. I suggest that everyone check it out to get a better idea of how secure your info really is.


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To celebrate the launch of this useful new app, we've teamed up with BitDefender to give away four new devices: two Galaxy S4 i9500s and two HTC Ones.

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

Here's how to throw your name in the hat:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway begins now and will run until Tuesday, May 28th at 12:00 AM PT (Midnight). After that, four winners will randomly be selected and notified.

Good luck!

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.

  • beverly isaacs

    the g+ feature

  • ZHH

    Detecting anonymous identity sending, data sending, and tracking location are great features.

  • Anand Singh

    Well, at last moment i am in! Trying my luck!!

  • gggh

    hope to win

  • Anand Singh

    Not tried clueful yet!! but will definitely install it first if i won one smartphone!!

  • Bruno Pacheco

    Now i will know if i'm secure or not. But i'm afraid to run it and be disappointed :P

  • Ovidiu Goruian

    it's useful to know who can receive private informations about you.

  • Solace Collestan

    The privacy scan feature is cool.

  • http://twitter.com/RobEarls Rob Earls

    I do like the notification you get after installing a new bit of software. A helpful little reminder even for techies like me.

  • cobakk1812

    Privacy Scan is useful!

  • Kreubs

    Creepy :S

  • Γιωργος Κουσιδης

    I like Bitdefender its the best!

  • MariusF

    What I like about Clueful is that it shows me what permissions have certain apps installed with or without my consent.

  • http://www.facebook.com/miguel.arevalonogales Miguel Arévalo Nogales

    S4 or HTC One... ummm really nice phones, if they can be transformed into a Nexus Experience they will be awesome (Paranoid and Cyanogen come to my mind).

  • mgamerz

    mmm i would me some htc one.

  • Rinsoy Nellissery

    finger crossed time to replce n5130 :)

  • Chris Knopff

    Oh indeed. This is certainly better than what I currently have. And at least supported still.

  • danielohrlund

    The most useful feature of Clueful is getting warnings about apps sending unencrypted data. Being a developer myself it really turns me off when apps do that.

  • JohnDominiqueAmarado

    My favorite part of this nifty app is its ability to sniff out apps which gives privacy Issues.

  • Kaustubh Ghanekar

    scoring feature!

  • Razvan

    A few days ago helped me to remove an app that had a lot of adware. I really recommend it!

  • Mat Bartley

    Always want to win. Never do. This time for sure!

  • Jonathan Lee Kolmorgan

    I like how it shows high risk apps.

  • Nashra Shaikh

    One in a million privacy protecting app. Gives u perfect knowledge as to what each nd every app is doing "beind the scenes". Extremely useful for well developed smartfones,and unaware users.Its awesome because it doesnt wate ur time in loading,it has everything ready b4 hand.. And gives u complete info regarding ur phones privacy in a jist....perfectionist!!!!!!!!

  • Jonas Niklasson

    Another giveaway I'm contending.

  • Yassine Esserkassi

    I like how it can protect your privacy by showing you what the apps you are using are doing on your back

  • josh

    Easy to use!

  • housry23

    The most useful feature is seeing exactly how developers see and use my information. Thanks Bitdefender for a great free app!

  • http://twitter.com/miketengg Mike Teng

    its useful because its free

  • David

    Thats some huge giveaway :)

  • jbreakfield

    I think getting the immediate feedback of a privacy score is the most useful feature of Bitdefender.

  • akocharlie

    a free app + data privacy checker - nice!!!

  • http://droidmobiles.net/ Michael Beam

    Who is doing what and why are they doing it? That's what I want to know. Now that is a great feature.

  • Joseph Martinez

    how do we get contacted if we win ?

  • Skreedi

    What feature of Clueful I find the most useful? It's hard to say but I think it's notification about apps that are not meeting my privacy rules. Thanks to that feature i can decide if the app is safe or not and finally i don't need to be worried now.

  • http://islestyleja.com/ MattDk

    Installed the app but couldn't accept the TOS coz that part of my digitizer is busted :(

  • http://islestyleja.com/ MattDk

    It would be useful to know why some apps need certain permissions (I don't read that when I'm installing apps).

  • aj34

    easy to use

  • Vibhu Chaudhary

    I heart HTC

  • Cristian Nedelcu

    Clueful can detect harmful apps. ;)

  • cas_e

    That it lays everything out so clearly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ray.friesland Ray Friesland

    Yes! Again a nice chance to win. You guys rock!

  • Kevin

    Damn... TWO S4's AND two HTC ONEs? That's pretty awesome!

  • Milan

    seams good!

  • Maple

    Do want free phones :C

  • Alecsandru

    The thing I like most about Clueful is that it provides background information about the installed applications.

  • Joseph Martinez

    do i get an email if i win ?

  • Joseph Martinez

    i want to win ! cmon

  • oyhac

    my privacy score is 48 of 100 - 28 medium risk apps.. wow this app is usefull!

  • Uibar Cristian

    I love that I can tell what every app is doing and that I don't need to worry anymore about harmful apps, nor spy apps. Together with BitDefender for Android is the best protection ever for your SmartPhone!

  • Giwrgoss Theocharidis


  • yunus

    perfect compatition

  • Jon Harriman

    Oh wow, Clueful actually gives clear descriptions of each app's security flaws along with convenient little buttons to uninstall anything that you don't like the sound of. Very handy.

  • Francis Jay Salvo

    i want Galaxy S4 i9500s

  • melan26

    I really like that it can tell us something for those who aren't as knowledgeable with how or where the information we receive or send really goes.

  • Jhay Ramones

    The feature of Clueful do i find the most useful is it show users what their apps are really doing behind the scenes and how private their data is.

  • Jay

    I like that clueful separates the risks into low/moderate/hi

  • Ricardo Neves

    Score: 48
    Most of the warnings are from location and IMEI reporting. I find it usefull to see what apps could be compromising my privacy, but most of them are social apps, so i don't mind, as long as the info is not available to hackers..i will recommend this app to friends

  • Trung

    Clueful provides insight into the kinds of apps I have and that's always useful.

  • Wei Keat

    all the best!

  • Mark Pavlik

    Great promo!

  • VonSerna

    It it very Trustful, you can have it without scaring you half to death if it is a fake xD

  • Darren Soh

    nice phones!

  • Ken Chong

    the feature that allow us to know how risky the apps are is pretty good!!!

  • Annabella Dwayne

    Looking for +1 on G Play. xD

  • wil

    privacy protection

  • http://www.facebook.com/shodiwarmic Jonathan Perry

    I find it useful that clueful gives you a starting point, where to look for possible security risks. It's always good to know when an app is absolutely safe.

  • Victor Manuel Cruz Reyes

    To protect our personal data from strangers is one of the problematics smarthphones have, so Clueful does a nice solving this problem by showing us the apps that might be harmful. It's an excellent tool to examine apps, specially those "free" apps in the playstore.

  • Luca Jones

    "Spam you in the notification bar, even if not accessed" is good feature I wanted.

  • additionalz

    FInally a giveaway included my country!~

  • Piyush Parulkar

    4 powerfull droids on give away
    this is awesome!!!

  • Ankush Jadhav

    The best/most honest feature I liked about clueful is that it lists itself in the moderate risky apps section. Thereby not giving exception to ANY app that is installed on your device.
    AP, keep up the awesome work with the intl. giveaways.
    Love from India.

  • 上条和也 「Gerry」

    If possible I want to have them both :D They're beautiful~

    • 上条和也 「Gerry」

      Privacy score is new to me~

  • Joshua Barta

    Clueful provides more detailed info than the permissions list alone. In some cases, it is able to determine exactly how an app uses a permission

  • Joshua Barta

    Clueful provides more detailed info than the permissions list alone. In some cases, it is able to determine exactly how an app uses the permissions it requests.

  • Adam

    I like to make sure my privacy is protected

  • http://www.facebook.com/tom.murphy.946179 Thomas Murphy

    I like it can filter out which apps perform certain tasks

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

  • dandy

    confused for put add bitdefender on G+
    thanks for giveaway.

  • Adrian Flucus

    a must have app that raise awareness about unnecessary permissions

  • Aman Malik

    This app is great.. It gives a lot of info about the applications that we download from play store without thinking.. +1 to the app I removed a lot of bloatwares after using this app..
    Privacy score is pretty cool feature..

  • MrHaroHaro

    What I think is most useful about Clueful is the ability to see what data is being shared. Useful if you're constantly on the look out for new apps especially among publishers or developers you're not familiar with and don't want to give away info.

  • Hiren Vasani

    Clueful is most useful to let user know, what app does in background, and from privacy prospective its very imp.

  • ajm531

    The fact that it tells me what apps are the worst offenders so i know which ones to delete

  • Alexander Genvarev


  • yanky

    please be me

  • paanchu

    protecting privacy

  • Jennie Tran

    Ability to quickly identify apps that egregiously violate privacy

  • Rajeev

    love the app helped me so much no i know that i am secure hats of to android police and bit defender

  • Palak Sophi

    Privacy Score is best part of clueful application . You can know how you are secure and safe

  • Sumit Vardhman

    It best Part is It show you " How protected your personal info is? " and Privacy Points .

  • Ra Ronin

    I hope this time I'll get one of the four. :)

  • http://twitter.com/TedvdB Ted van den Brink

    Awesome giveaway!

  • sourabh

    HTC one, what a beautiful device!!

  • sourabh

    clueful helped me detect a app which was nothing but spam,it loaded ads into my status bar and created useless shortcuts on my home screen

  • Christopher

    please be me please be me please

  • Triss X

    Seems like a really useful app :O

  • Dan Navarro

    This is a great giveaway. Hoping I can win;-) Would love to have an HTC One.

  • Christopher

    Please choose me please

  • s4tips

    what an app, downloading now!

    • Christopher

      Already downloaded best app

      • s4tips

        the bestesttttt app ... :P

  • Michael Fletcher

    Still trying to win a phone...

    • s4tips

      forget it now..lol

  • Ivan Petkov

    Two kings of mobile, I want one of them!

  • ΛDIß ΜUßΙΠ ΜΛНßUß™

    How would we know if there already a winner?

    • s4tips

      youtube will open with 'eye of the tiger' song

  • Cint Cortel

    i hope i win hehe

  • Amey Corr

    Once again, Bitdefender, you have blown my mind with this amazing thing! Being a programmer myself, I'm always into tweaks and permissions and all that stuff. So every time I'm installing something (be it on my PC, Linux, or Android), I am checking for what a particular app is up to- manually.

    The best thing about Clueful- for me- is you're saving me a lot of time. :D What's more, it's free. That's an added bonus.

    Keep up the good work.

  • technick

    i wanna win s4

  • https://www.facebook.com/christiano.ronald.31?ref=tn_tnmn Nicole Danielle Formoso

    awesome giveaway, already closed for where I'm at so really crossing my fingers

  • surajhodi

    who won??????

  • Gerardo

    who won?

  • Amir

    oh ayuh ayuh....! ayuh kelateku...!!!

  • Anand Singh

    After all i found a giveaway for indian user!! Waiting for result!!

  • ainen

    I can't wait to see the results, I hope I won :)

  • Irwin McNeely

    I will be so happy to win either one of these that I will be ok with never winning anything again....ever!

  • Ben

    How do we get contacted if we win ?

  • ΛDIß ΜUßΙΠ ΜΛНßUß™

    Who wins?c

  • miela

    who win? :p

  • wheineman

    Why did entires close early? I cannot enter and it's still five hours from midnight PT.

  • Mathew Lee

    3 hours until all is revealed

  • Joseph Martinez

    WHO WON ???

  • ΛDIß ΜUßΙΠ ΜΛНßUß™

    Did I win?

  • http://7babe.blogspot.com Danial

    Is there any winner name or list or something ?

  • BeeJei

    as usual, i didn't win! congratulations to the winners.

  • Ben

    congratulations to the winners

  • surajhodi

    never win someone from india..................
    then y include it

  • surajhodi

    its fake?????

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Nothing is fake.

      • Samyak Ranjan

        I bet you must get these a lot :P
        And by a lot I obviously mean "kill me now" a lot :P

  • Joseph Martinez

    this was FIXED! just to like their page and stuff. smh

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii


  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    The winners have been selected and will be notified shortly. Congrats!

    • Ashu

      Hi @archon810:disqus Ashon Is my name or one others name ???? Please reply me sir . I have not receive any mail tilt now

  • Pietro Amenta

    omg I won!!! I cant believe it!!! waiting to get notified

    • Mohd Epiq

      already been notified ?

      • Pietro Amenta

        yes, couple hours ago

        • Ashu


        • Ra Ronin

          After your reply, did you received a confirmation of your data has been received and accepted?

          • Pietro Amenta

            no, not yet

          • Ra Ronin

            Me neither.
            Let's hope that all is OK. :)

          • Pietro Amenta

            I hope so... I can't freakin wait

          • Ra Ronin

            Please let me know when you have news. I'll do the same. Thanks! :)

          • Pietro Amenta

            sure... i'll get back to you as soon as i get some news

          • Ra Ronin

            So, I've got news.

            I have written another message asking if my data is fine and when will the
            package be sent.

            My data is fine and the package will be sent by the end of the month. :)

          • Pietro Amenta

            thanks for letting me know... just checked my mails and got the same thing 30 minutes ago...

          • Ra Ronin

            Hello Pietro
            I received my package.
            I'm so happy!
            As soon as I buy a socket converter I'll charge he phone and I'll start enjoying it. :)
            Have fun with yours!
            Also I'll like to thank Android Police and Bitdefender for this awesome phone!!! m/

          • Pietro Amenta

            nice.. i'm happy for you! I haven't gotten mine yet... can't wait

          • Ivaylo Stoyanov

            Me neither. However, UPS called a couple of days ago and told me I could get my package tomorrow. Can't wait!

  • Nowfel Abdul-Rasol

    I find it weird that there are people who use only one name. For example Ashon. Doesn't seem very fair. How do you know that he's not using an account for his first name, his middle name, and his last name separately. Effectively giving him 30 entries with a bit of messing around. These contests aren't thought through.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Come on, give us a little bit more credit. That's not how it works.

      • Nowfel Abdul-Rasol

        I'm not complaining since it's free to enter. But I can imagine if I make another account with another e-mail adress. And all it says is abdul-rasol and it gives me one entry. How do you know it's me. And even if you see that it's the same last name twice I could easily claim it's my brother or something. i don't know.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          There are filters in place by IP as well. Of course, we can't prevent *everyone* from entering twice, but it's not as easy as making 100 fake names.

  • Ra Ronin

    Thank you very much Android Police!!!
    You are my main Android news outlet and you just gave me the best present ever! :D