Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Kaspersky & McAfee named the Best Android Mobile Security

A recent independent study from revealed that most anti-malware solutions out there does not have sufficient malware protection for Android.

Among the threats for Android include Phishing- and Banking-Trojans, Spyware, Bots, Root Exploits, SMS Fraud, Premium Dialers, Fake Installers and Download-Trojans apps.

AV-Test inspected 41 different Android anti-malware solutions against 618 types of malware from 20 different malware ‘families’. However only Kaspersky Mobile Security and McAfee Mobile Security scored the highest.

The evaluation by conducted in early 2012, had given the ‘green light’ to just seven products, while 18 solutions detected less than 40% of malware samples and six of them failed to spot a single piece of rogue code.

The top seven products with the best detection rates are Avast(free), Dr. Web(free), F-Secure, Ikarus, Kaspersky(free), Lookout, McAfee, MYAndroid Protection, NQ Mobile and Zoner. AV-Test said that users of products made by these companies can be assured that they are protected against malware.

In a statement, Victor Dronov, Senior Product Manager, Kaspersky Lab, commented: “Recently the number of mobile malware samples in our database has exceeded 10 thousand. That is why we believe it’s essential to have a security solution on your Android smartphone. We are pleased with the results of independent testing by – they confirm the efficiency of our product as a whole, and endorse our recently introduced combination of traditional and cloud-based security technologies in particular. These results also clearly demonstrate that our product is a market leader, among both free and paid-for products.”

The results of the testing show that even including paid products makes little difference to the landscape compared to the earlier testing: many free and paid-for products from little-known and popular vendors appear to be useless in real life, missing a large number of malware samples. Alarmingly, six programs did not detect any malicious apps at all.

The full report can be downloaded below.

[Report]– AV-Test

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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