PC Matic for Android review, manual and guides

by Gabriel E. Hall - -
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PC Matic for Android[1] is developed by an American security vendor, PC Pitstop.

PC Pitstop was founded in 1999 by Rob Cheng. The company started as a free computer diagnostic site. In 2009 the company launched PC Matic, a comprehensive tool to care for the maintenance and security for computers and Android devices. PC Matic is available for home users and businesses.[2]

PC Matic for Android

With a PC Matic Home subscription users also get a PC Matic Android license.

It is worth to mention that a PC Matic application for Android requires PC Matic Home license.

PC Matic Home includes antivirus, KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training, PC Matic Adblocker, and Automated PC Maintenance.

PC Matic annual subscription starts at $50, users can also get a lifetime subscription for $150. There is no risk purchasing the security suite because the company provides a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

PC Matic is always on the lookout for incoming threats to your Android device. Your system is safe with Real-Time Protection as well as On-Demand Scanning. Install apps with peace of mind – PC Matic will protect you!

PC Matic for Android is available at the official Google Play app store and has a rating of 3.8 stars out of 5, more than 10,000 installs.[3]

PC Matic Ready to scan

Test results

We tested PC Matic for Android for about a week on our test Samsung Galaxy S8 G950F 64GB. The download and installation took about a minute, just like any other similar application as the size of the installer is only 2.9 M.

Antivirus protection

Once the app was installed it performed a full scan. 

PC Matic for Android does a very decent job scanning apps for malware. It detected every single malicious app in our test Samsung Galaxy S8.

We also wanted to compare our test with a bigger, however, PC Matic for Android has not been tested by any independent testing labs, such as AV-TEST or AV-Comparatives. 

It is worth to mention that PC Matic for Windows was tested by the independent German-based testing lab AV-TEST. In the most recent test conducted in August 2018, antivirus detection rates of zero-day and widespread malware were 100%.

PC Matic for Android protected

Additional features

As it was mentioned before, PC Matic for Android is available only for PC Matic Home subscribers. PC Matic Home subscription comes with KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training, PC Matic Adblocker, and Automated PC Maintenance.

The application also includes the following features:

  • Real-time protection – every application is scanned during the installation for any malicious signs or bad behavior.
  • On-demand scanning – users can scan for viruses and malware every existing file including system files on the device.
  • Scheduled scans feature allows users to adjust scan schedule to their needs.
  • Web Portal allows users to manage the device from the web portal.
  • Whitelist. If PC Matic detects a suspicious app which can be potentially harmful, users can whitelist the app so it will not be scanned in the future.

As you can see, PC Matic provides users with basic security features for Android. It does not include some useful features such as backup, VPN or parental controls.

System-performance impact

We did not notice any negative impact on the system while using the security app. PC Matic for Android did not impact the device’s battery life or slow it down during the normal usage.

Scanning performance

Once the application was installed, PC Matic scanned our test device. The scan was smooth and quick. It took about a minute, just like other similar applications.

We also liked that scans are very flexible. Users can schedule scans according to their needs, hourly, daily, weekly or not at all.

Customer support

PC Matic offers users customer support 7 days a week. In order to contact the support users need to fill out the form.

PC Matic also provides with a very informative support page which includes users guide, FAQs, forum help, how-to videos.

PC Matic Scheduled scans

User interface

PC Matic has a simple interface. The main window displays the device’s health. It also offers to perform a scan. Users can choose to perform a full scan or scan only certain applications.

The interface is dark with green and white type.

Feature

Score

Antivirus protection

Decent

Additional features

Cover the security basics

System-performance impact

Low

Scanning performance

Quick scans without a negative impact on a system

User interface

Simple

The final verdict

PC Matic for Android is a simple and reliable application. It does not add any additional features for the Android version, as it does for Windows devices, but it is perfect for those who want reliable security, easy to use interface and quick performance.

About the author

Gabriel E. Hall
Gabriel E. Hall - Antivirus software specialist

Gabriel E. Hall is an antivirus software specialist at Reviewedbypro.com.

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