Scanning for threats using Mobile Security for Android

Learn how to use Trend Micro Mobile Security to check and eliminate threats on your Android device.

Mobile Security for Android can check your mobile device for threats with or without a connection to the Internet. If you are connected to the Internet, the app can refer to an online list frequently updated by Trend Micro, so you always have the most up-to-date protection. In addition to the malware and virus scan, Mobile Security can detect fake apps that can potentially steal your private and sensitve information.

Mobile Security can check for malicious apps on your mobile device in three ways:

  • When enabled, the  Real-time Scan  checks for security threats in every new app that you install.
  • When enabled, the  Pre-Installation Scan  checks apps for security threats before you download them.
  • Scan On Demand  checks for security threats in all files and apps currently on your mobile device.

Note: Pre-Installation Scan feature is only available on mobile devices running Android v4.0 or later versions.

Running a Scan on Demand
Enabling or Disabling Real-time Scan
Enabling or Disabling Pre-Installation Scan
Scanning Memory Card Files
Configuring the Protection Strength
Applies To: Mobile Security for Android - 7.0, 8, All;

Last Updated: Sep. 20, 2017 11:31 PM (PST)
Solution ID: 1111850