Review CM Security Heartbleed Scanner
Why Heartbleed? Because it's good.
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 12 May 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Functions quickly, simple interface, modern design, no ads
Lags here and there
CM Security Heartbleed Scanner for Android is a feature rich internet security suite, all for the low, low price of absolutely free. Oh, and it works, so there’s really no reason not to get it.
CM Security Heartbleed Scanner is a pleasure to work with. The design is modern with visual cues that alert you to what’s going on without being muddled and complicated. What CM has done exceedingly well here, is to pare away all that is unnecessary and only put the most essential information on the screen. Its design is something all apps should aspire to; simple, powerful and right to the point. So where’s the catch? There isn’t one as far as I can tell. The app rightly has a separate page for suggested apps, but it doesn’t waste any time with bogus coins or bs offers. Just click on any of the suggested apps if you’re interested, and the good people at CM will get their kickback for the ones you follow through with; no heavy sales pitch, no nada. We all know what the deal is, and I admire the absence of the hard sales pitch most apps stick in front of our face.
Oh, and the suggested app page isn't even a menu option until after you do a scan, so kudos on offering a service first, and the soft sales pitch second. It almost makes me want to click on more of the suggested apps, just because CM deserves it.
The functionality of CM Security Heartbleed Scanner is equally streamlined. Just press the round bubble in the middle of the screen to scan, then watch the visual feedback as it completes and displays your results. The scan was so fast, I barely knew it happened. The app prompts you to download CM Security for more features and added protection. That app is also free, so I installed it. All the menus are responsive. I did experience the occasional hang, but nothing serious. There’s a lot of custom settings too, and even a device locator if you install the free upgrade.
CM Security Heartbleed Scanner is a feature rich internet security suite that’s nicely laid out and is visually pleasing to work with. The debate still rages on as to if antivirus scanners are yet needed for Android, but with this app being free, is it really worth rolling the dice on a theory? Just install it for free and let it work for you, and occasionally, click on a suggested app so the programmers get their pocket change for all the hard work.