The best antivirus software for Android
In March 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.
Android: March 2021
|AhnLab V3 Mobile Security 3.2||100||100||100›|
|Avast Mobile Security 6.37||100||100||100›|
|AVG Antivirus Free 6.36||100||100||100›|
|Avira Antivirus Security 7.5||100||100||100›|
|Bitdefender Mobile Security 3.3||100||100||100›|
|F-Secure SAFE 17.9||100||100||100›|
|G Data Mobile Security 27.3||100||100||100›|
|Google Play Protect 24.3||0||100||0›|
|Ikarus mobile.security 2||100||100||83.3›|
|Kaspersky Internet Security 11.65||100||100||100›|
|McAfee Mobile Security 5.11||100||100||100›|
|Norton Norton 360 5.3||100||100||100›|
|Protected.net Total AV 2.1||100||100||100›|
|securiON OnAV 1||100||100||100›|
|Trend Micro Mobile Security 12.2||100||100||100›|
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.
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