AV-TEST Product Review Report – Jan/2020

In January 2020, we evaluated 17 mobile security products for Android using their default settings. When conducting our tests, we always used the most current version of all products. The products 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. The products had to demonstrate their capabilities using all components and protection layers.

Play Protect

Version17.2
PlatformAndroid 8.0.0
Report200210
DateJan/2020

Protection

Protection against malicious Android apps
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Industry averageIndustry averageJanuary
Protection against the latest Android malware attacks in real time 3,382 samples used 96%37.0%
Detection of widespread Android malware discovered in the last 4 weeks 3,282 samples used 96%33.1%
Protection Score 0.0/6.0

Performance

Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage

January
The app does not impact the battery life
The app does not slow down the device during normal use
The app does not generate too much traffic
Performance Score 6.0/6.0

Usability

Impact of the security software on the usability of the device
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Industry averageIndustry averageJanuary
False warnings during installation and usage of legitimate apps from Google Play Store 2,047 samples used 1 13
False warnings during installation and usage of legitimate software from third party app stores 870 samples used 1 17
Usability Score 0.0/6.0

Features

Further important security features
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January
Application Control: A feature that allows, rejects or limits access to certain apps
Backup: Personal data can be saved to SD card or cloud storage
Call Blocker: Block calls from specific or unknown numbers
Privacy Advisor: Features for observing the data collected by apps based on permissions, traffic or reputation
Safe Browsing: Protection against malicious websites and/or phishing
VPN: Using a Virtual Private Network to secure your traffic and surf anonymously
Wi-Fi Advisor/Check: Examines whether the Wi-Fi connection is secure or vulnerable
Other features:

All tested manufacturers