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AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Jul/2014
McAfee
Version 4.1
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Platform Android 4.4.4
Certificate 142732
Date Jul/2014
McAfee

Mobile Security

During July 2014 we evaluated 29 mobile security products for Android using their default settings. We always used the most current version of all products for the testing. They were allowed to update themselves at any time and query their in-the-cloud services. We focused on malware detection and usability, including performance and false positives. Products had to demonstrate their capabilities using all components and protection layers.

Protection

Protection against malicious Android apps

July Industry average
Detection of a representative set of malicious apps discovered in the last 4 weeks (AV-TEST reference set)
2,627 samples used
100% 98.3%
Protection Score
6.0/6.0

Usability

Impact of the security software on the usability of the device

July Industry average
Performance: The app does not impact the battery life
Performance: The app does not slow down the device during normal usage
Performance: The app does not generate too much traffic
1,473 samples used
False warnings during installation and usage of legitimate apps from Google Play Store
1,473 samples used
0 0
False warnings during installation and usage of legitimate software from third party app stores
744 samples used
0 0
Usability Score
6.0/6.0

Features

Further important security features

July
Anti-Theft (Remote-Lock / Remote-Wipe / Locate): Locate, Lock or Wipe your device when it is lost or stolen
Call Blocker: Block calls from specific or unknown numbers
Message Filter: Filter messages and/or mails for unwanted content
Safe Browsing: Protection of malicious websites and/or against phishing
Parental Control: Features to control or observe the activity of children on the device
Backup: Personal data can be saved to SD-card or cloud storage
Encryption: Any kind of encryption is supported (e.g. device encryption, SD-card encryption or VPN)
Other features:
  • App Protection
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