Blackberry Cylance Antivirus Expert Review

Blackberry Cylance
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    Our Verdict

    Blackberry Cylance Antivirus is available across multiple platforms. Unlike standard antivirus software, Blackberry Cylance uses artificial intelligence to combat malicious internet attacks.

    Blackberry Cylance Antivirus offers a refreshing ‘bloat-free’ package, that focuses entirely on antivirus capabilities. Those looking for a more feature-complete antivirus may want to check out Trend Micro.


    • Cutting-edge artificial intelligence software
    • No need to manually update
    • Cloud-based support, remote management, and protection


    • A focus on antivirus means no additional capabilities
    • Price is a little high for just one main feature
    • Barebones design
    • Self-updates may drain internet use without your knowledge
    • No protection against suspicious websites

    Overview of Blackberry Cylance

    Cylance has been in the cybersecurity business for almost twenty years, with its initial products focusing on endpoint security. This knowledge and expertise are filtered into the Blackberry Cylance antivirus and as such, it stands as a formidable piece of software.

    Although the device plans are reasonably priced, they may still be a bit high for those consumers after an antivirus at low cost. Blackberry Cylance Antivirus is powerful but limited in features.

    How to Set It Up and Uninstall

    There’s no free trial available, so once you’ve paid for the software, you can download the installation file relevant to your device. 

    1. Once the file is downloaded, you can run it and select an installation path.
    2. After the installation is complete, register the product on the main Cylance website.
    3. That’s it. There is no need to configure anything in the antivirus software as it runs continuously.

    Uninstallation is as easy as using your device’s add/remove programs option.


    As stated, Blackberry Cylance Antivirus doesn’t offer any extra protection.


    Money-back GuaranteeYes
    Free VersionNo
    PlatformWindows, Mac, Android, Apple products
    Parental ControlsNo
    Email ProtectionNo
    VPN ServicesNo
    Smartphone OptimizerNo
    USD Virus ScansNo
    Automated Virus ScansYes
    Game ModeNo
    Safe BrowserNo
    Passive ModeYes

    Threat Protection

    Adware PreventionYes


    Instead of offering specific scans, Blackberry Cylance antivirus provides continuous protection.


    PlanPriceNumber of Devices
    Top Features

    Blackberry Cylance Antivirus

    $29.00 / 1 year
    Artificial Intelligence antivirus auto-scan and protect
    Blackberry Cylance
    $39.00 / 1 year5Same as above
    Blackberry Cylance Antivirus$49.00 / 1 year10Same as above


    Blackberry Cylance offers a $30 discount for new customers purchasing the 5 device 1-year plan and a generous $50 discount for those interested in the 10 device plan for 1 year.

    Privacy and Security

    Privacy - although there’s no dedicated feature to prevent phishing or zero-day attacks, Blackberry Cylance Antivirus should, in theory, stop associated ransomware before it can install itself on your device.

    Security - Cylance’s A.I. algorithm constantly monitors for suspicious behavior, as well as updates itself, so as to catch viruses faster than standard antivirus software.

    Performance and Protection

    Since Blackberry Cylance Antivirus runs itself and can’t be set to specific scans, it’s low on RAM and CPU usage. Plus its artificial intelligence proactively prevents any suspicious files from even being downloaded.

    Malware Protection

    Blackberry Cylance Antivirus quarantines any malware file before it can open.

    Ransomware Detection

    The same A.I. that stops malware also actively watches for ransomware.

    Phishing Detection

    Although there’s no specific phishing-related feature, Blackberry Cylance Antivirus technically has the power to prevent associated threats from infiltrating your device.

    Spyware Detection

    Even if you navigate to a dodgy website, Cylance Antivirus should catch the spyware straight away.

    Firewall Protection

    Since it’s focused on antivirus prevention, Blackberry Cylance doesn’t provide a specific firewall capability.

    Lab Test Results

    Blackberry Cylance Antivirus has been rated effective by AV-Test, one of the leading cybersecurity testing companies.

    Ease of Use and Interface

    There is no dashboard - instead, you just click on the taskbar icon to bring up options. Therefore, Blackberry Cylance Antivirus is both incredibly easy to use and very light on your device’s power usage.  

    Customer Support

    Users can access free customer support via the main website.