AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – May/2020

In May 2020 we evaluated 16 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.

certified

mobile.security

Version2.0
PlatformAndroid 8.0.0
Report202209
DateMay/2020

Protection

Protection against malicious Android apps
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Industry averageIndustry averageMay
Protection against the latest Android malware attacks in real time 3,134 samples used 98.1%99.9%
Detection of widespread Android malware discovered in the last 4 weeks 3,032 samples used 96.9%100%
Protection Score 6.0/6.0

Performance

Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage

May
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 averageMay
False warnings during installation and usage of legitimate apps from Google Play Store 1,988 samples used 1 0
False warnings during installation and usage of legitimate software from third party app stores 710 samples used 2 2
Usability Score 4.0/6.0

Features

Further important security features
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May
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:
  • Anti-Theft
  • Security Advisor

All tested manufacturers

360 Mobile Security
AhnLab
Alibaba
Antiy
Armor for Android
Avast
AVG
Avira
Baidu
Bitdefender
BullGuard
Cheetah Mobile
Comodo
Dr.Web
ESET
F-Secure
G Data
Google
Hauri
Hi Security Lab
Ikarus
INetCop
Juniper
Kaspersky
Line
Lookout
Malwarebytes
McAfee
MicroWorld
Norton
NoxSecurity
NQ Mobile
NSHC
ONE App
Panda Security
Playcastle
Protected.net
PSafe
Qihoo 360
Quick Heal
Secucloud
securiON
SK Telecom
Sophos
Tencent
ThreatTrack
Trend Micro
Webroot
WhiteArmor
Zemana
Zoner