Antivirus testing lab AV-TEST has conducted a 6 months endurance test to determine just how advanced the current security products for Android really are, all compared to Google Play Protect, the solution that Google itself offers to detect malware in Google Play store apps. In this article, let's see the best Antivirus for Android OS.
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The study was conducted on Android 8.0(Oreo), and applications from the following 14 Anti-virus vendors were tested:
As per AV-TEST’s typical testing procedure, the antivirus solutions were tested in three different categories.
The maximum score for each product was 6 months per test, which means that a security solution that performed flawlessly in all tests received 18 points.
Endurance test shows enduring protection
In a major test, the lab evaluated 14 Android protection apps under Android 8.0 (Oreo). The test involved the apps from AhnLab, Avast, AVG, Avira, Bitdefender, F-Secure, G Data, Ikarus, Kaspersky, McAfee, NortonLifeLock, securiON and Trend Micro. For comparison, Google Play Protect was also included in the mix, as it is automatically launched with Google's Play Store on every Android device.
The result shows that there are several good security apps for Android that also guarantee enduring protection in an endurance test. Each app was evaluated in terms of its protection, performance and usability. For each category, the laboratory awards up to 6 points, i.e. a maximum of 18 points.
Android Security Apps which Achieved Perfect Score
A total of 5 apps managed to achieve this perfect score.
Following close behind with 17.7 points was the Kaspersky app, with 17.5 points the protection tool from securiON, along with the apps from AhnLab and McAfee with 17.3 and 17.1 points respectively.
The 4 additional apps from F-Secure, Ikarus, Avast und AVG achieved between 16.8 and 15.4 points. Finishing dead last on the list was Google Play Protect with a mere 6 points.
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