AV-TEST Product Review Report – Jan/2021
In January 2021 we evaluated 15 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.
Protection against malicious Android apps
|Protection against the latest Android malware attacks in real time 2,978 samples used||97.2%||61.6%|
|Detection of widespread Android malware discovered in the last 4 weeks 3,385 samples used||99%||85.2%|
Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage
|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|
Impact of the security software on the usability of the device
|False warnings during installation and usage of legitimate apps from Google Play Store 2,507 samples used||1||7|
|False warnings during installation and usage of legitimate software from third party app stores 1,261 samples used||2||24|
Further important security features
|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|
Evaluation based on a point system
All products can achieve a maximum of 6 points each in the three categories of protection, performance and usability. This means 18 points are the best possible test result.
At 10 points or higher, a product is awarded the AV-TEST seal of approval. Additional details ›
Tests for home usersMore ›
Tests for business usersMore ›
Internet of Things (IoT)More ›
Subscribe to the AV-TEST Newsletter
Security Software for Windows: 18 Security Packages Put to the Test ...
May 04, 2023 | Antivirus for Windows
Fending off Ransomware even Against State-of-the-art Attack Techniques...
May 02, 2023 | Antivirus for Windows
Security Apps under Android 11 Put to the Test
March 20, 2023 | Antivirus for Android