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Download as PDF AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Mar/2016
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Version 3.2
Platform Android 5.1.1
Report 160912
Date Mar/2016
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Mobile Security & Antivirus

During March 2016 we evaluated 25 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
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March Industry average
Detection of the latest Android malware in real-time
3,476 samples used
99.9% 99.2%
Detection of the latest Android malware discovered in the last 4 weeks
3,370 samples used
99.9% 99.8%
Protection Score
6.0/6.0

Usability

Impact of the security software on the usability of the device
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March 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
False warnings during installation and usage of legitimate apps from Google Play Store
1,910 samples used
0 0
False warnings during installation and usage of legitimate software from third party app stores
921 samples used
0 0
Usability Score
6.0/6.0

Features

Further important security features

March
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:
  • Security Audit