Test for Android antivirus

samsul55 By samsul55, 19th Nov 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Androids a virus scans now dominate many apps. However, the differences in quality are great. CHIP has tested 25 antivirus for Android in collaboration with AV-Test. A large manufacturer has particularly goofed.

Test for Android antivirus

CHIP has been tested with the virus experts at AV-Test 25 antivirus software for Android. The apps were evaluated in three categories: protection, ease of operation, including performance and features. For protection and operations were to get six points. The advanced features bring an extra point.

Android virus scan under the microscope

I tested the Android antivirus widen two months around the clock. The detection rates sprinkle it pretty much the bottom line, see the Android antivirus 89.9 to 100 percent of the superior malware. The average is 98 percent, and we only awarded full marks if the Android virus scan detects all pests. The issue of not faithful alarms is not as widespread as Android Windows-virus scanners. Only eight apps on our test systems generated a total of 36 false alarms, both clean apps from the Google Play Store, as well as apps from third-party app stores.

Best values for Bitdefender & Co

A good tip when choosing a virus scanner for Android is to stick to well-known brand name. Full marks to achieve inter alia, the Apps of the known producers Bitdefender, BullGuard, ESET, Sophos and Trend Micro. Two of Cheetah Mobile Apps reach the optimum. Who has never heard of the manufacturer? Formerly called the Kingsoft brand. Total 9 virus guard for Android reaches the top grade. Important: There are free apps, including, as Qihoo or Mobile CleanMaster.

Wide Midfielder

Not all antivirus apps are great, in fairness it must be said, however, that even rich small mistake to catapult an app into midfield. Accordingly, these apps are also solid. Here we meet old acquaintances such as, for example, Avira, McAfee, Kaspersky or TrustGo. Usually, it falls short in the detection rates. They are then less than 100 percent.

G Data and F-Secure to disappoint

Two industry leaders meet at the test but nakedness: F-Secure provides only a recognition rate of 91.8 percent, bad, because the average of all tested apps is 98 percent. With 91.6 percent detection rate G Data provides under this poor performance and even gets even when operating with only three points with the worst rating. G Data Total land as in last place and get from AV-Test for the first time a security certificate. Consequently, G Data is also the only tested Android-virus protection that will not get this certificate.


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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
23rd Nov 2014 (#)

Interesting article.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
24th Nov 2014 (#)

Interesting post and hail to your one of a kind writing!

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