Emsisoft Mobile Security for Android review, manual and guides

by Tomas Statkus - -

Emsisoft Mobile Security for Android[1] is developed by a security vendor Emsisoft. The company was established in 2003 in New Zealand and since then successfully operates the security software market worldwide. Emsisoft focuses on providing quality security software for Windows and Android devices. The company’s products are known for their innovative, next-gen, and minimalistic anti-malware solutions for both, home and business users.

Emsisoft Security for Android Review

Emsisoft Mobile Security for Android is simple but effective mobile security application for Android smartphones and tablets.

Emsisoft Mobile Security follows a freemium model and combines free antivirus application with its Premium version. The Emsisoft Mobile Security Premium starts at $9.95 per year for a single device. If you do not want to purchase the full version without trying it, the 30-day trial Emsisoft ultimate for Android is available.

Emsisoft does not offer any other security, privacy or optimization apps for Android. Emsisoft Mobile Security for Android is rated 4.2 stars at the official Google Play app store and was downloaded 100,000 times.[2]

Emsisoft Mobile Security for Android supports Android 4.0.3 and later versions.

Emsisoft Security for Android Features

Test Results

Antivirus protection

Emsisoft Mobile Security for Android uses an antivirus engine made by The Chili Security application, which is basically a rebranded version of an older Bitdefender product. The antivirus app was tested by Austria’s independent testing lab AV-Comparatives.[3] According to the most recent test results, Emsisoft Mobile Security detected 100% of malware samples and had zero false alarms.

In addition, Emsisoft Mobile Security protects users while browsing the web. The Surf Protection feature detects and blocks access to dangerous and suspicious websites.


Emsisoft Mobile Security for Android is a relatively simple application that does not include any unnecessary features. The application combines a decent and useful set of privacy and security features, such as Malware Scanner that scans all stored files for infections, Privacy Advisor for installed apps, Web Security that blocks access to phishing and other dangerous websites, Anti-Theft features that enable user to lock or wipe the device remotely, App Lock that secures the most personal applications, Account Privacy that verifies if your email has been leaked. It also supports Android Wear smartwatches and provides users with detailed reports every week that includes the information about your device’s security.

System-performance impact and scans

Emsisoft Mobile Security for Android focuses on providing access to a variety of security features with little to no system or battery impact. It is very lightweight software and the installation does not take long. As our small test indicated, the security application does not have a notable impact on device’s performance. In addition, the scans are smooth and quick. The full system scan took about a minute, which is in the middle.


Emsisoft offers users an email support that usually reaches users back within less than 24 hours. If you want to search for answers yourself, you can check out Support Forum or FAQ section. However, Emsisoft does not include any phone support.

User interface

Emsisoft Mobile Security for Android has a simple and modern-looking interface. All the main features are easily accessible via simple side menu. The main dashboard also provides access to features, options and indicates the device’s health status.

Emsisoft Security Protection for Android

The final verdict

Emsisoft Mobile Security is a lightweight and simple security application that provides a very decent antivirus protection and a great set of features. This security application would work great for those, who look for simple but yet reliable antivirus for their Android device.

Feature Score
Antivirus protection Superior
Security and Privacy features Basic set of features
Scanning performance Average scans without a notable system-performance impact
Customer support Via email support
User interface Simple and modern-looking

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Tomas Statkus
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Tomas Statkus is an IT specialist, the team leader, and the founder of Reviewedbypro.com. He has worked in the IT area for over 10 years.

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