Comodo Mobile Antivirus for Android review, manual and guides

by Linas Kiguolis - -
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Comodo Mobile Antivirus for Android[1] is developed by Comodo Security Solutions.

Comodo Group is one of the best-known SSL vendors and develops antivirus, Internet Security, firewall, endpoint security and other security software across all the major operating systems, including Windows, Android, Macs, and Linux.[2]

Comodo Mobile Antivirus for Android review

More information about Comodo Internet Security can be found here.

The company was originally founded in 1998 in the UK and today is headquartered in Clifton, New Jersey, USA. Since its foundation, the company has successfully operated in the cyber security industry. Today the company has over 200,000 customers and operates in 193 countries.[3]

Comodo Cybersecurity is an innovator and developer of digital solutions with over two decades of experience. With tens of billions of OS-VMs created in over 85 million endpoint installations, not a single infection.

When it comes to Android devices, Comodo provides a range of applications available on the official Google Play app store and Comodo official webpage at comodo.com.

Comodo Security Solutions developed applications include Comodo Mobile Security, Comodo cWatch Office, Comodo Dome Shield, Comodo Client, Comodo Anti Theft, Comodo One Home, Comodo ONE Mobile, Comodo Backup and Comodo App Lock.

Comodo Mobile Antivirus for Android is free to install security application that protects Android devices against viruses and malicious apps. The application quickly identifies and stops all types of mobile threats, viruses, and unsafe applications.

The application is available at the official Google Play app store and has a rating of 4.6 stars out of 5. The antivirus app was installed more than one million times. Comodo Mobile Antivirus for Android is compatible with Android 4.0.3 and later.

Test results

We tested the application for about two weeks with our test device Samsung Galaxy S8 G950F 64GB. The download and installation of the application did not take longer than any other application. The application looks fresh and is very easy to understand and use.

Comodo Mobile Antivirus real-time protection

Antivirus protection

Comodo Mobile Security for Android applies traditional antivirus and anti-malware defenses. It offers users real-time protection and scans installed apps in real time, monitors each installation process. In addition, the company also has a cloud scan and offers over-the-air protection from viruses.

Our test device had some malicious files installed and the antivirus application detected them all. We also wanted to check how the application performed in bigger tests, conducted by independent testing labs, such as AV-TEST. However, AV-TEST only tested the application back in 2015. At the time, Comodo Mobile Security for Android demonstrated mediocre antivirus protection and detected 98.4%of representative set of malicious apps.[4]

In addition, it protects users while browsing. However, the web protection is only available in the Google Chrome browser.

Additional features

Comodo Mobile Security for Android is a free application but offers a decent set of security features that covers all the security issues.

  • Antivirus – antivirus and on-demand scanner protect Android devices against various mobile threats and unsafe apps.
  • Real-Time protection scans installed apps and local APK files in real time. It also monitors the installation process.
  • Cloud Scan provides over-the-air protection from viruses.
  • SD Card Scan check external SD cards for threats and eliminates malicious software.
  • Schedule Scan feature allows users to schedule scans at regular intervals.
  • Call Blocking feature allows users to block incoming unwanted and spam calls.
  • Secure Wi-Fi feature allows Wi-Fi hotspot encryption and standard security verification prior to connection.
  • Secure browsing feature protects users while browsing the internet.

As you can see the security feature set covers the essentials. If you want more features, you can get Anti-Theft, App Lock and Backup software with the separate apps from Comodo.

System performance impact and scanning performance

We did not notice any negative impact on our test device while using Comodo Mobile Security for Android. The antivirus application is very lightweight and quick. It does not slow down the device while working in the background or during scans. The application offers users to choose from a variety of scanning modes and allows schedule scans. The application also automatically scans SD cards and local folders to ensure your entire device is protected.

Comodo Mobile Security for Android was tested by AV-TEST in 2015, even then, according to the AV-TEST the app did not impact the battery life or slow down the device during normal usage.

Comodo Mobile Antivirus scans

Customer support

The company provides users with a customer support, however, at this time, while we are writing this article customer support was unavailable.

The official Comodo webpage is very informative and provides users with Demonstrations, guidelines and other product-related information.

User interface

The user interface is simple and easy to use. It looks fresh and wide open. All the features are easily accessible within a couple of clicks.

Feature Score
Antivirus protection Inconsistent
Security and Privacy features Basic set of security features
Scanning performance Informative system scans
System-performance hit Mediocre
User interface Simple

The final verdict

Comodo Mobile Security for Android is a very simple program that includes all the main security features. For those who need more features, Comodo provides with separate apps, which is good, so users do not have to have many unused apps installed on a single device. However, the antivirus protection is inconsistent and the interface can look a bit outdated.

About the author

Linas Kiguolis
Linas Kiguolis - Senior IT developer

Linas Kiguolis is a senior IT developer and news editor at Reviewedbypro.com. He has a major in Applied Computer Science because IT has been his passion for a very long time even before he went to college.

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