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Android Security Apps Provide Better Protection than Google Play Protect

Google promises Android users protection from infected apps via Play Protect in the Play Store and on mobile devices. Too bad it only works in roughly 3 out of 4 cases. Most of the Android security apps evaluated in the current test are more effective.

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Shock around the Clock! 6 children's watches in the test

Children’s GPS trackers disguised as smart watches promise parents seamless digital supervision of their offspring. But the evaluation of six of the latest children's watches by the AV-Test Institute uncovered alarming security gaps. Several of them can even endanger children’s safety.

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Open sesame! Smart Locks Undergo Security Check

Doors open by app as if by magic, even from across the globe. Smart Locks are affordable, can be installed without any technical skills and are child’s play to operate. But are they secure as well, or do they leave the gates wide open to uninvited guests? After all, the door to one's home represents...

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One-click repair or system chaos? 17 protection packages and tools in a repair test after a virus attack

9 protection packages and 8 tools were required to demonstrate whether they can completely clean up and recover a Windows system after a successful malware attack. And they can! But a frequently recommended program stumbled.

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16 Parental Control Apps for Android & Apple iOS

Many parents consider it completely normal to regulate their children's access to the Internet via a PC. It is astounding that this is not the case with smart phone use: Children normally have full access to the Internet, usually all day long – with all benefits and risks. Parental control apps can...

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Which Security Suite for Windows Provides Sustained Protection?

In its recent endurance test, which was carried out over a period of 6 months, AV-TEST tested 18 Internet security suites for their protection, performance and usability. The test shows: more than two-thirds of the protection packages can be recommended, but the best performance does cost some...

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Test: This Is How Well Parental Control Software Actually Works

Can parental control software protect children as well as parents imagine? Good question. Here is the answer in the form of a current test of 13 parental control products for Windows, in addition to the embedded Windows 10 protection features for children. Two products were certified by the lab for...

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16 Apps for Android in an Endurance Test

According to statistics, there are over 2.5 billion Android devices worldwide. They need to be protected against more than 20 million malware threats. In an endurance test from January to June 2017, the laboratory examined which Android apps are the best at doing so, and can also recommend various...

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10 Antivirus Suites for MacOS Sierra Put to the Test

Additional security packages for the Mac were not popular, as in the past, they put too heavy a load on the system. The current test with 10 leading security packages for MacOS Sierra proves that many packages now go easy on resources, yet still provide excellent protection.

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The IT Security Status at a Glance: The AV-TEST Security Report 2016/2017

No cause for concern due to the declining malware statistics? Far off target. Because the formula of the newly-developed attack strategies in 2016 is based on: Quality, not quantity! Whether it be even more sophisticated ransomware such as WannaCry and, most recently, Petya as well as banking...

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