AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Nov/2019

In November 2019, we evaluated 21 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.



PlatformAndroid 8.0.0


Protection against malicious Android apps
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Industry averageIndustry averageNovember
Protection against the latest Android malware attacks in real time 3,365 samples used 97.2%99.1%
Detection of widespread Android malware discovered in the last 4 weeks 3,292 samples used 97.5%99.5%
Protection Score 5.0/6.0


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
Performance Score 6.0/6.0


Impact of the security software on the usability of the device
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Industry averageIndustry averageNovember
False warnings during installation and usage of legitimate apps from Google Play Store 2,038 samples used 0 0
False warnings during installation and usage of legitimate software from third party app stores 666 samples used 2 0
Usability Score 6.0/6.0


Further important security features
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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:
  • Rooting detection