Test of 12 mobile antivirus in Android 4.4.4

The Austrian laboratory AV-Comparatives has published the results of tests of twelve mobile antiviruses carried out in February this year using a smartphone LG Nexus 5 with Android 4.4.4. The programs were subjected to an attempt to detect 4523 malware samples based on static scanning using local signatures or in the cloud. Malicious .APK applications that were not detected by the antivirus program were run to check whether the anti-viruses actually protect against mobile malware in real time.

Among the malicious software shown in the chart below (fakeInst, SMSsend, Opfake, FakeBank, SmsSpy, SLocker, Koler, AutoSMS, InfoStealer, etc.) there were no PUA and PUP software.

Tested programs

  • Anguanjia 5.0.0
  • Anti-Virus AVL for Android 2.3.10
  • Avast Mobile Security 4.0.7875
  • Avira Antivirus Security 3.9
  • Bitdefender Mobile Security 2.36.716
  • ESET Mobile Security 3.0.1249.0-0
  • G Data Internet Security
  • Kaspersky Internet Security
  • Qihoo 360 Antivirus
  • Quick Heal Total Security 2.01.020
  • Trend Micro Mobile Security 6.0

Samples for the test were collected earlier, while the test itself was carried out on February 23, 2015. Physical devices were used in the test - no emulators were used. The following results show the final comparison of signature scanning and real-time protection. It is a pity that once again AV-Comparatives does not present a separate table for signature and real-time detection. We would have some idea which manufacturer has the most number of mobile threat signatures.

Full report: http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/avc_mob_201502_en.pdf

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