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AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Sep/2014
Version 4.1
Platform Android 4.4.4
Report 143605
Date Sep/2014

AntiVirus Free

During September 2014 we evaluated 32 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 against malicious Android apps
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September Industry average
Detection of a representative set of malicious apps discovered in the last 4 weeks (AV-TEST reference set)
2,186 samples used
98.7% 98.0%
Protection Score


Impact of the security software on the usability of the device
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September 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
1,946 samples used
1 0
False warnings during installation and usage of legitimate software from third party app stores
970 samples used
12 1
Usability Score


Further important security features

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:
  • Task Killer
  • Battery Saver
Features Score