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AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Nov/2013

Avast: Mobile Security

Version Tested
3.0
Website Platform
Android 4.3
get it on Google play

During November 2013 we evaluated 28 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 malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)
Nov
Detection of a representative set of malicious apps discovered in the last 4 weeks (AV-TEST reference set)
Industry average: 96.6
Samples used: 2,124
in %
100.0
Protection Score: 6.0/6.0
Usability
Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)
Nov
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Performance: The app does not impact the battery life
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Performance: The app does not slow down the device during normal usage
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Performance: The app does not generate too much traffic
False warnings during installation and usage of legitimate apps from Google Play Store
Industry average: 0
Samples used: 715
in #
0
False warnings during installation and usage of legitimate software from third party app stores
Industry average: 0
Samples used: 284
in #
0
Usability Score: 6.0/6.0
Features
Further important security features
Nov
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Anti-Theft (Remote-Lock / Remote-Wipe / Locate): Locate, Lock or Wipe your device when it is lost or stolen
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Call Blocker: Block calls from specific or unknown numbers
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Message Filter: Filter messages and/or mails for unwanted content
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Safe Browsing: Protection of malicious websites and/or against phishing
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Parental Control: Features to control or observe the activity of children on the device
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Backup: Personal data can be saved to SD-card or cloud storage
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Encryption: Any kind of encryption is supported (e.g. device encryption, SD-card encryption or VPN)
Other features:
  • Application Management
  • Firewall
  • Network Meter
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