AV-TEST Product Review Report – Sep/2014
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
|Detection of a representative set of malicious apps discovered in the last 4 weeks (AV-TEST reference set) 2,186 samples used||98%||91.6%|
Impact of the security software on the usability of the device
|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||0||11|
|False warnings during installation and usage of legitimate software from third party app stores 970 samples used||1||1|
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)|
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.
At 10 points or higher, a product is awarded the AV-TEST seal of approval. Additional details ›
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