Best antivirus protection for Android 2018

by Julie Splinters - -
Best antivirus protection for Android 2018 snapshot


What's new for Android security in 2018?

This year, we have paid a lot of attention to mobile phone security software. We reviewed and tested a wide range of applications and wanted to share the results and insights with you. In this article, we will briefly review antivirus software for Android. All tests were performed on the same phone as the Samsung Galaxy S8 G950F without the purpose of promoting some product.

Comodo Mobile Antivirus for Android

3star

Comodo Mobile Antivirus for Android review

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

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 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 However, the antivirus protection is inconsistent and the interface can look a bit outdated.

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INetCop’s On-Vaccine for Android

1 star

iNetCorp's OnVaccine for Android Review

The company is located in Munjeong-dong, Songpa-Gu, Seoul, Korea and focuses on mobile and IoT Security, malicious apps and vulnerabilities. It focuses on providing users with automatic analysis detection technology based machine learning.

The OnVaccine for Android security application uses an artificial intelligence engine that learned 100,000 malicious app data. It also offers users real-time detection and blocking of dangerous and infected application.

We wanted to test the security application, however, it is still unreleased and available as a test version for Korean users only.

It is very hard to rate the application which is still unreleased. Users can apply for a test and try the application themselves. However, the test is only available for Korean users. According to AV-TEST, iNetCop’s On-Vaccine for Android has a reliable antivirus protection and minimal impact on system performances. However, if you require additional features, the test application does not provide any.

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Tencent WeSecure for Android

2star

Tencent WeSecure for Android review

When it comes to Android applications, there is a range of apps available at the official Google Play store developed by Tencent Technology. The apps vary from gaming, social networking, music, payment systems, security and more and are offered in both the Chinese and global markets.

We tested the software for about a week using our test device Samsung Galaxy S8 G950F 64GB. We checked five categories of the application, including antivirus protection, additional features, system-performance impact, scanning performance, and user interface.

Tencent WeSecure is a reliable security application for those who want to protect their security and privacy, and boost the device’s performance. The application focuses on these three layers, but do not provide any additional features, such as Anti-Theft or Message filter. What we really liked about the app, is that it does not slow down the device and offers quick and accurate scans.

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MAX Security: Phone Manager – Super Antivirus Cleaner for Android

3star

MAX Security: Phone Manager - Super Antivirus Cleaner for Android Review

ONE App Ltd was founded in 2016 since then successfully operates in the mobile security market for Android devices. It is worth mentioning that in the Google rankings, the company’s developed apps appear in the top 100 in more than 10 countries.

The application has been tested for approximately two weeks. The device was used for the test was Samsung Galaxy S8 G950F 64GB. The download and installation are pretty quick and the first impression of the application was positive. So lets’ check its other features.

If you are looking for reliable antivirus and Antimalware application with optimization and performance features, then MAX Phone Manager – Super Antivirus Cleaner is the right solution for you. It demonstrates perfect antivirus protection rates, increases the device’s performance and boosts its’ battery life.

However, it lacks customer support, some commonly-used features, and the number of false positives delivered by MAX Phone Manager – Super Antivirus Cleaner can be a bit annoying.

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Max Mobi Secure: Max Total Security for Android

3star

Max Mobi Secure Total Security for Android Review

Max Secure Software is an international antivirus, cybersecurity and privacy software provider. The company was founded back in 2002 in Pune, India and since then successfully operates the security market. Max Secure has is headquartered in India and also has offices in the US. The company focuses on individual consumers, professional, and corporate Internet users’ security across the globe.

Max Total Security for Android was tested with our test device Samsung Galaxy S8 G950F 64GB for about two weeks. The download and installation did not take longer than a regular app. The first impression was positive, as the app is lightweight, easy to navigate, and did not have a negative impact on a device.

Max Total Security for Android is an all-in-one security application that is capable of protecting the device from viruses and optimize its’ performance. It provides a decent set of features with a minimal impact on the system performance.

However, the application lacks some background information and reviews from independent testing labs. As a result, we could not provide an overall evaluation of antivirus protection and usability feature

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Quick Heal Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android

3star

Quick Heal Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android Review

The company is one of the leading IT security solutions providers. It has over 20 years of experience in computer and network security. Currently, the company focuses on cloud-based security and advanced machine learning enabled solutions to stop various cyber threats, and malware attacks. The security solutions are developed in India.

In order to evaluate the app’s reliability, we tested Quick Heal Mobile Security on our test device Samsung Galaxy S8 G950F 64GB for about 10 days. The downloading and installation of the app was quick and smooth.

Quick Heal Mobile Security for Android is a great choice for those who are looking for reliable antivirus protection without a negative impact on device performance. Moreover, Quick Heal Mobile Security also offers users to improve their Android device’s performance with Boost Performance feature. All the offered features are useful and reliable. If you do not require any advanced features such as encryption or backup, then the Quick Heal Mobile Security application is a great choice.

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Mobile Shield Antivirus for Android

2star

Mobile Shield Antivirus Review

The company is known for specializing in cyber security and privacy solutions, including anti-tracking software, ID theft prevention, PC security, mobile security and optimization software and more. The company delivers security products not only for consumers but also for businesses.

Mobile Shield Antivirus for Android was tested using our test device Samsung Galaxy S8 G950F 64GB for about 10 days. The first impression after the download of the software was good, as the software runs smooth and quickly.

Once installed we performed a full scan. The scan detected all of the malicious apps on our test smartphone, however, it also delivered a couple false positives.

Even though ShieldApps notes that Mobile Shield Antivirus demonstrates 100% detection rate, the application was not tested by any of the big testing labs, such as AV-TEST, so it is unknown how the software would perform in these big tests.

Mobile Shield Antivirus for Android is recommended for those, who look for a detailed and informative antivirus application. You will be able to get the security reports, which is not only interesting but also can be used for future prevention against various threats. However, Mobile Shield Antivirus has not been tested by any of the independent testing labs, so it is hard to evaluate its’ performance and efficiency, even though, the app’s protection looks quite reliable and trustworthy to us.

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IKARUS mobile.security for Android

1 star

IKARUS mobile.security for Android Review

IKARUS Security Software developed a digital security solution for individual consumers and business users and partners. The company was founded in 1986 and since then it has worked on developing innovative approaches and solutions in order to deliver accessible and affordable security software.

IKARUS mobile.security was able to detect most of the malicious apps on our test device. However, it did not detect them all, which was a bit disappointing. We found the Security Advisor feature very useful and beneficial as it provides users with recommendations on how to improve security on the device.

IKARUS mobile.security has improved its antivirus protection over the couple years and now provides its clients with a pretty decent and trustworthy protection against various mobile threats. The application also include useful features, such as Security Advisor, which is great if you want to dig deeper into your device’s health. The application is also good for those who do not want a bunch of unnecessary features which are never used, as IKARUS focuses on security and privacy protection.

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ESET Mobile Security for Android

5star

ESET Mobile Security for Android Review

The company is well known for its innovative and comprehensive security and antivirus products for both business users and individual users. ESET is a Slovak company and was established in 1992 and today successfully provides service to more than 110 million customers around the world.

The most recent test that ESET Mobile Security was tested, was conducted in November 2017. Then, the Mobile Security application demonstrated pretty good results and detected 99.6% of the latest Android malware in real-time, and 99.9% of the latest widespread Android malware and delivered only one false positive.

All on one, we can say that ESET Mobile Security for Android has an outstanding antivirus protection.

ESET Mobile Security for Android is one of the best applications out there. The application is used and praised by Android users around the world. It has a very solid malware monitoring and antivirus protection rates, robust anti-theft features, and a very affordable pricing. However, most of its useful features are premium-only.

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Google Play Protect for Android

3star

Google Play protect for Android review

Google Play Protect works by scanning every app you get from the official Google Play app store. In addition, the security app will remain scanning apps after they have been installed, and notify users if there are any security concern about them. Google Play Protect will also verify updates and new installations.

Google Play Protect does not work like traditional mobile security and antivirus application. Google Play Protect scans apps within the Google Play app store before users download them.

We actually tried Google Play Protect, and it disappoints us a bit. Even though it worked quite well, it did not detect all the malicious apps installed and websites that contain malicious content.

Google Play Protect is a free, built-in application protects Android users against malicious apps, protects while they are browsing the Internet and provides Anti-Theft features. However, the protection is not quite reliable. In fact, we would recommend users to use a third-party security application for complete protection. There are plenty of free apps that offer better security and antivirus rates.

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Sophos Mobile Security for Android

4star

Sophos Mobile Security for Android Review

Sophos Mobile Security for Android is developed by Sophos Limited. Sophos Group Ltd is a British-based company specializing in digital security industry. The security vendor focuses on award-winning security and privacy products, next-gen protection, mobile security and management, network, servers, and endpoint protection for both home users and businesses.

In order to protect Android devices, Sophos applies real-time synchronization with SophosLabs, so the Android device is protected even from the latest threats and malware. Sophos Mobile Security for Android identifies malicious and potentially unwanted applications that could lead to serious device infection, data theft or data loss.

Sophos Mobile Security for Android is one of the best security apps out there and offers a long list of additional features for free. We enjoyed that the app has a full set of features, no advertisements, and is all free. However, a number of false positives can get a bit annoying.

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Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android

4star

Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android Review

Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android is developed by the Japanese multinational digital security software vendor Trend Micro Inc.

The company was originally founded in Los Angeles, CA, the USA in 1988. Today Trend Micro is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has a Research & Development center in Taipei, Taiwan and regional headquarters in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android is designed to protect Android users against the latest mobile threats, including ransomware, fake banking apps, dangerous sites, and even unsecured connections. In order to do so, Trend Micro applies cloud-based Smart Protection Network and Mobile App Reputation technology.

Trend Micro Mobile Security & Antivirus is one of the best security applications for Android devices. It offers excellent malware detection and removal rates, has a minimal negative impact on a system, even increases its performance and battery life. The app is also very convenient and simple. However, it can seem a bit expensive for a single device, as there are many similar mobile security and antivirus apps for a lower price and a wider feature set.

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Zemana Mobile Antivirus for Android

2star

Zemana Mobile Antivirus for Android Review

Zemana Mobile Antivirus was developed by a cybersecurity company called Zemana. The security provides antivirus and anti-malware solutions that protect both home users and businesses. The company was founded over 11 years ago in 2007 and today successfully operates in the cyber security industry and has offices in Europe and Turkey.

Zemana Mobile Antivirus applies next-gen technologies to protect its customers against various types of the latest mobile threats including virus, malware trojans, spyware, adware, or keyloggers. The automatic database updates keep the device stay in sync with the most recent threat database information.

Zemana Mobile Antivirus & Security for Android is a very simple application, which provides main security features and aims to protect users against various types of threats, such as malware, virus, trojans, adware and more. It also includes a unique Anti-Keylogger feature, which secures the device against malicious keyloggers that try to track what user type. It has great performance rates and simple user interface. However, if you need additional features and better antivirus protection, we recommend you to choose different antivirus app for your Android.

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Malwarebytes for Android

5star

malwarebytes for android review

Malwarebytes Virus Cleaner & Anti-Malware for Android is developed by Malwarebytes. The company is well-known for its security software and services. Malwarebytes was founded in the United States in 2008.

Once the application was installed on our test phone, we ran the scan and Malwarebytes detected most of the malicious apps and successfully removed them. In addition, the application scans all files and applications for potentially unwanted programs also known as PUPs, screen lockers, and adware. We were happy how Malwarebytes for Android performed and cleaned our test device.

Malwarebytes for Android is a great choice for those who look for barebones security. It does not include any features that some users might find unnecessary and does not have any negative impact on the device during the normal usage or scans. The interface is also very convenient. When it comes to security, we found that the antivirus protection is reliable, however, the application did not participate in the latest tests by AV-TEST and when it did, the results were lower than the system average.

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BullGuard Mobile Security for Android

3star

BullGuard Mobile Security for Android Review

BullGuard Mobile Security and Antivirus for Android is developed by the Danish-based cybersecurity company BullGuard. The company was founded in 2001 and today is headquartered in London, UK. BullGuard focuses on providing its customers with a simple and effective way to protect their digital devices, including personal data, networks and more. In order to deliver advanced protection, the company combines technical expertise and an understanding of users’ needs.

Once installed we ran a full system scan in order to test the malware detection. The application managed to detect most of the malicious apps on the device and removed them successfully.

The on-access scan automatically scans all the newly installed apps and warns users if there are any malicious apps detected.

What disappointed us a little that there is no Safe Browsing feature that protects against malicious and phishing websites.

BullGuard Mobile Security and Antivirus for Android is a very simple but effective security application for those who want to protect their Android device with a minimal system impact. The security app will not drain your battery life and it also has a decent feature set. If you do not require family protection features, then the free version is just right for you. However, it does not include VPN service or Web Protection features.

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AVG Free AntiVirus for Android

4star

AVG Free Antivirus for Android review

AVG Free AntiVirus for Android is developed by AVG Technologies. The company was founded in the Czech Republic in 1991 as an antivirus provider for Windows devices. Today the company provides consumers and businesses all around the world and offers a wide range of protection, performance and privacy solutions across all the major operating systems. In 2016 the company was acquired by Avast and became a part of the Avast family, the world leading IT security products.

Once installed the application managed to detect and successfully remove most of the infections. AVG Free AntiVirus also stopped malicious downloads and blocked risky or phishing sites.

In addition, the antivirus application was tested by the independent German-based testing lab AV-TEST. According to the most recent test conducted in May 2018, the AVG Free AntiVirus application demonstrated perfect malware detection rates and detected 100% of both, the latest Android malware in real-time and the latest Android malware discovered in the last month.

AVG Free AntiVirus for Android demonstrates perfect malware detection and does not use many system resources. The free application includes a number of additional Protection, Privacy, Anti-Theft, and Optimization features that are usually offered in paid versions of applications. The interface is simple and easy to navigate. We can definitely recommend AVG Free AntiVirus for Android if you look for a trustworthy and full-featured antivirus application for your device and do not want to pay for it!

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McAfee Mobile Security & Lock for Android

2star

McAfee Mobile Security and Lock Review

McAfee Mobile Security & Lock for Android is developed by one of the industry leaders McAfee. McAfee, Inc is an American-based security software provider which is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, USA. The company offers its customers comprehensive cybersecurity solutions for computers, mobile devices, endpoints, networks, computers, and clouds. The company was founded in back in 1987 and since then has successfully operated in the security industry.

Once we installed the application, it performed a very first system scan. The software detected and successfully removed malicious installs and malware. According to our small test, the application did a very decent job.

In addition, the independent AV-TEST testing lab tested the McAfee Mobile Security application in its latest tests (March – April 2018) and noted its very decent detection rates. McAfee Mobile Security detected 99.8% of the latest Android malware in real time and 100% of the latest Android malware discovered in the last 4 weeks.

All in one, we could say that McAfee Mobile Security & Lock for Android has almost excellent antivirus protection.

McAfee Mobile Security & Lock has improved and now it offers a reliable advanced antivirus protection for Android users. In addition, as a free application, McAfee Mobile Security offers many useful features that include Anti-Theft and Security, Antivirus and Web Security, Privacy and Performance Optimization features. The interface is appealing and easy to use. We would say McAfee Mobile Security & Lock is one of the best; offering and reliable free security applications for Android.

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Avira Free Antivirus for Android

2star

Avira Free Antivirus for Android Review

Avira Free Antivirus for Android is developed by Avira Operations. Avira is a German-based security software vendor which focuses on providing award-winning Antivirus, Internet Security, Privacy, Identity and Performance software and tools for all the major operating systems, servers, and networks. The company was established in 1986 and since then successfully leads the security market.

The antivirus software detected all of the viruses and malware installed. In addition, it detected and blocked all of the attempts to download and install infected applications.

According to the independent German-based testing lab AV-TEST, Avira Antivirus demonstrated nearly perfect malware detection results, as it detected 99.9% of the latest Android malware in real-time, and 100% of the latest Android malware discovered in the last 4 weeks (April 2018). Avira Antivirus has delivered only a single false positivity, while the market average is 10.

Avira Free Antivirus for Android is a great choice for those who look for a reliable mobile antivirus, with a full range of Anti-Theft features. The application is very easy to use, includes many additional features, superior antivirus protection, and is totally free!

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AhnLab V3 Mobile Security for Android

1 star

V3 Mobile Security for Android Review

AhnLab V3 Mobile Security for Android is developed by AhnLab Inc. The security vendor develops industry-leading information security solutions for individuals, enterprises, and SME worldwide. The company focuses on delivering a comprehensive security lineup, including award-winning antivirus products for desktops and servers, mobile security products, online transaction security products, network security appliances, and consulting services. The company was founded in 1995.

AhnLab V3 Mobile Security for Android offers users fast and strong mobile virus protection, including real-time monitoring, fast and accurate scans. In addition, the application detects malicious and suspicious URLs.

AhnLab V3 Mobile Security for Android was tested by the independent German-based testing lab AV-TEST. According to the most recent test results, that was conducted in April 2018, V3 Mobile Security detected 99% of the latest Android zero-day malware and 99.8% of the latest mobile malicious icons discovered in the last 4 weeks. The application also did not deliver a single false warning during installation and usage of legitimate software. The antivirus protection rates are better than the average but not perfect.

AhnLab V3 Mobile Security for Android is not as famous as other well-known security brands but offers a reliable and trustworthy antivirus protection, a comprehensive list of security and privacy features, and minimal usage of system resources.

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Emsisoft Mobile Security for Android

2star

Emsisoft Security for Android Review

Emsisoft Mobile Security for Android is developed by a security vendor Emsisoft. The company was established in 2003 in New Zealand and since then successfully operates the security software market worldwide. Emsisoft focuses on providing quality security software for Windows and Android devices. The company’s products are known for their innovative, next-gen, and minimalistic anti-malware solutions for both, home and business users.

Emsisoft Mobile Security for Android uses an antivirus engine made by The Chili Security application, which is basically a rebranded version of an older Bitdefender product. The antivirus app was tested by Austria’s independent testing lab AV-Comparatives. According to the most recent test results, Emsisoft Mobile Security detected 100% of malware samples and had zero false alarms. In addition, Emsisoft Mobile Security protects users while browsing the web. The Surf Protection feature detects and blocks access to dangerous and suspicious websites.

Emsisoft Mobile Security is a lightweight and simple security application that provides a very decent antivirus protection and a great set of features. This security application would work great for those, who look for simple but yet reliable antivirus for their Android device.

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Kaspersky Internet Security for Android

4star

Kaspersky internet Security for Android

Kaspersky Internet Security for Android is one of the most widely used security and performance applications in the market. The application is developed by Kaspersky Lab. Kaspersky Lab is a global security software provider which was founded in Moscow, Russia by the current CEO Eugene Kaspersky over 20 years ago. Kaspersky’s products are used by over 400 million home users and protect over 270,000 corporate clients in more than 150 countries worldwide. Kaspersky Lab provides antivirus solutions, internet security, endpoint security, password management and other security products and services.

Kaspersky Internet Security for Android offers users advanced protection technologies in order to keep the device malware-free. The security app includes Background Check feature that checks the entire device for malware, spyware, and other infections. The company also has cloud-based servers, where all the suspicious icons are sent for further investigation. In addition, a Virus Cleaning feature blocks malicious apps, dangerous links, and other malicious threats.

Kaspersky Internet Security for Android offers a reliable and trustworthy protection. Its’ free version provides a very decent set of security features and superior antivirus protection. In addition, the application does not have any negative impact on system performances.

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DFNDR Security by PSafe for Android

3star

DFNDR Security by PSafe for Android Review

DFNDR Security: Antivirus, Anti-Hacking and Cleaner for Android is developed by a global mobile software provider based in Latin America. PSafe is a global leader in mobile privacy, security, and performance apps. The company aims to deliver its customers innovative products that protect users’ mobile safety. Originally, the company was founded in Brazil in 2010. Today the company is headquartered in San Fransisco, California.

DFNDR Security by PSafe antivirus protection receives a mixed feedback. According to the independent testing lab AV-TEST, DFNDR antivirus protection is a bit inconsistent. The application used to demonstrate lower than the market average detection scores in its earlier tests. However, the most recent results indicated a relatively great antivirus protection. According to AV-TEST, the detection rates are 99.7% of the real-time malware and 100% of widespread malware samples in the most recent tests.

The application also demonstrates a decent anti-malware protection while protecting users browsing online and successfully identified all malicious sites.

DFNDR Security by PSafe offers a feature-rich free version which is easy to use. In addition, the application has a small system-performance impact. However, the antivirus protection can be a bit inconsistent and the free version includes too many ads.

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Norton Security and Antivirus for Android 2018

4star

Norton Mobile Security Review

Norton Security and Antivirus for Android is developed by one of the industry leaders Symantec. Symantec Corporation is an American-based company that provides security products and solutions for businesses and individual users worldwide. Norton award-winning antivirus and security software protect PCs, Macs, and mobile devices.

Norton Mobile Security and Antivirus includes a minimal but reliable antivirus feature set. The application was tested by an independent, German-based testing lab AV-TEST. According to the test results, Norton Mobile Security and Antivirus detected 100% of both, zero-day and already known widespread malware threats.

In addition, Norton protects users while browsing the web. The application includes an extension which supports Google Chrome, the Android standard browser, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, the Samsung standard browser and US Browser. The extension detects and blocks malicious and phishing websites.

Norton Mobile Security and Antivirus app does not offer the most features in the market, but it has an excellent antivirus protection. It also has a very clean and consistent interface which is easy to navigate and access all the features. However, the downsides are that it can seem a bit expensive for a single user and it has a heavy system-performance impact.

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Avast Mobile Security and Antivirus for Android

3star

Avast mobile security and antivirus review

Avast Mobile Security and Antivirus is developed by one of the largest multinational security software providers in the world that was founded in 1988. The company protects more than 400 million customers worldwide and has the largest market share among cybersecurity vendors. Avast is headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic and has offices in Europe, North America, and Asia. The company uses next-gen technologies in order to provide customers with the best protection possible against all types of cyber and mobile threats.

Avast Mobile Security and Antivirus was tested by one of the most trusted, independent German-based testing labs AV-TEST. According to the results, Avast Antivirus for Android demonstrates almost perfect malware detection rates, as it detected 99.8% of zero-day malware samples and 100% of widespread malware samples.

Avast Mobile Security and Antivirus is a good choice, as it offers almost perfect malware detection and removal rates for a very competitive price. However, researchers found that some features are not reliable.

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Bitdefender Mobile Security and Antivirus

5star

Bitdefender Mobile security and antivirus for android review

 

 

Bitdefender Mobile Security is developed by one of the security industry leaders Bitdefender. The company was founded in 2001 and is currently is based in Romania. Today Bitdefender is one of the most popular cybersecurity software providers and has more than 500 million customers in 150 countries worldwide. Bitdefender focuses on providing award-winning security solutions and uses advanced technologies such as machine learning.

Bitdefender Mobile Security and Antivirus provides users one of the most advanced anti-malware engines. The application was tested by an independent German-based testing lab AV-TEST, which indicated that the antivirus app successfully detected and removed 100% of both widespread and zero-day malware samples installed on the test device. The application was also nominated as “Best Android Security Product 2015 – 2017”.

Bitdefender Mobile Security and Antivirus is one of the best choices for Android users. The superior anti-malware protection, excellent detection rates, a very comprehensive set of extra features and even a VPN service will protect your Android device without slowing it down. Bitdefender also has a very simple interface and helpful customer service.

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Lookout Security and Antivirus for Android

2star

Lookout mobile security review

Lookout Security and Antivirus for Android is developed by s San Fransisco-based mobile security startup Lookout Mobile Security. Lookout Mobile Security was founded in 2005. The company develops mobile security apps and protection for personal devices, mobile fleets, apps and more for Android and iOS devices.

Lookout Mobile Security does not provide its security application to independent testing organization AV-TEST. According to earlier tests, Lookout malware scanning engine demonstrated results well above the average. In addition, the company has a solid reputation and reviews in Google Play app store.

The application also protects users against malicious websites and phishing attempts. It successfully detected known dangerous and malicious websites. The browser extension supports Google Chrome and Android browsers from major manufacturers.

Lookout Security and Antivirus is a reliable and well-known application for your Android device. It is probably one of the best-looking and the most intuitive Android antivirus apps at the moment in the market. It also has a unique advanced identity protection features and well-considered feature set. However, the free plan lacks some key features, and the paid version is quite expensive. In addition, Lookout does not provide its app for third-party independent testing labs, so we do not have much information about its malware protection scores.

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CM Security Master for Android

1 star

CM security master for android review

CM Security Master is developed by a Chinese mobile Internet company Cheetah Mobile Inc. Cheetah Mobile Inc is a leading mobile software developer in the market and has over 600 million active users. The company was founded in 2009 and since then aims to deliver leading applications for mobile users worldwide and connect its users with customizable content powered by artificial intelligence.

CM Security Master provides very good malware detection scores. According to the independent German testing lab AV-TEST, the security application detected 100% of real-time and 100% of already seen malware samples in its latest test. However, results in previous tests were not such great.

CM Security Master is a great application for those, who look for a reliable malware detection, nice visuals, and VPN service. However, the paid price could be a bit expensive – $35.99 per year, since most of the Android security applications costs about $15. In addition, the user interface could be a bit difficult to navigate.

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Julie Splinters
Julie Splinters - VPN service analyst

Julie Splinters is a VPN service analyst at Reviewedbypro.com, who specializes in VPN services and anti-spyware applications. Her major of English Philology and her passion for IT helped her choose the path of an IT writer.

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