Bitdefender Carrier IQ Finder

Bitdefender Carrier IQ Finder


Bitdefender Carrier IQ Finder reveals the presence of the Carrier IQ mobile network diagnostic tool

Earlier this week, independent developers identified a software package from Carrier IQ shipped within a number of Android-based mobile devices. This piece of software was apparently designed to provide metrics to help mobile carriers improve their services, but in some circumstances, the software is not optional and in many cases the users don't know it's there, tracking all interactions with their mobile phone.


Designed to help mobile carriers solve customer-support and infrastructure issues, the application has been discovered to systematically syphon out location data, keystrokes and other aspects of e-mail and SMS conversations.

As Bitdefender values users’ privacy and the right to informed consent, we have developed Bitdefender Carrier IQ, a low-footprint detector that can reveal the presence of the Carrier IQ package on the personal device and, if found, whether it has been enabled by the carrier.

The Bitdefender Carrier IQ finder is merely a diagnostic tool that prompts the user about the presence or absence of the Carrier IQ package. The package is deeply buried in the device firmware, so it can be uninstalled only through special privileges on the smartphone.

Please note that the Bitdefender Carrier IQ finder does not substitute for a mobile antivirus and consequently, will not detect malware. For a fully featured security solution, please install Bitdefender Mobile Security (available on Android Market).

Recent changes:
* Improved some detection routines. If you already have Carrier IQ Finder installed, we recommend you run it again
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Bitdefender Carrier IQ Finder reveals the presence of the Carrier IQ mobile network diagnostic tool

Earlier this week, independent developers identified a software package from Carrier IQ shipped within a number of Android-based mobile devices. This piece of software was apparently designed to provide metrics to help mobile carriers improve their services, but in some circumstances, the software is not optional and in many cases the users don't know it's there, tracking all interactions with their mobile phone.


Designed to help mobile carriers solve customer-support and infrastructure issues, the application has been discovered to systematically syphon out location data, keystrokes and other aspects of e-mail and SMS conversations.

As Bitdefender values users’ privacy and the right to informed consent, we have developed Bitdefender Carrier IQ, a low-footprint detector that can reveal the presence of the Carrier IQ package on the personal device and, if found, whether it has been enabled by the carrier.

The Bitdefender Carrier IQ finder is merely a diagnostic tool that prompts the user about the presence or absence of the Carrier IQ package. The package is deeply buried in the device firmware, so it can be uninstalled only through special privileges on the smartphone.

Please note that the Bitdefender Carrier IQ finder does not substitute for a mobile antivirus and consequently, will not detect malware. For a fully featured security solution, please install Bitdefender Mobile Security (available on Android Market).

Recent changes:
* Improved some detection routines. If you already have Carrier IQ Finder installed, we recommend you run it again

User reviews of Bitdefender Carrier IQ Finder
Not detected on my smartphone running a custom firmware. [HTC Sensation XE running Android 2.3.4]
Dec 8, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jan 17, 2015
nothing found on, Verizon Samsung galaxy NOTE4 SM-N910V. this pleased me! although I did just notice that the app has not been maintained since 2013, I'm officiallY nervous that this isn'T detecting everything.
A Google User
Jan 11, 2015
Works, 2 seconds
A Google User
Dec 21, 2014
What's the point? It claims to identify that you have Carrier IQ, but does nothing to remove/stop/uninstall it. So, what's the point? Oh, I see, at the bottom of the screen it directs you to buy their mobile security app. Of course, that's the point!
A Google User
Dec 7, 2014
Gloversville, New York 12078 Thank you !!
A Google User
Nov 10, 2014
Bad because need net