Dec 022014 in response to the rising threats of harmful apps carried out a comprehensive test on android based antivirus software to find the best and worst of the bunch,

not to worry anyone but I was surprised to the amount of threats for android users, Phishing, Banking trojans, spyware, bots, root exploits, fake installers, sms fraud and download trojans that are hard to detect by google play due to the fact the trojan downloads after app installation. So what did AV-test conclude for testing against these types of threats?

The best of the bunch with a 90%+ detection rate include..

  • Avast – Free mobile suite
  • Dr. Web – antivirus light
  • F-Secure – mobile security
  • Ikarus – mobile security lite
  • Kaspersky – mobile security
  • Lookout – security and antivirus
  • McAfee – mobile security
  • MYAndroid Protection
  • NQ Mobile security
  • Zoner antivirus free

The worst of the bunch with 40% or less include..

  • CMC Mobile Security
  • Fastscan Anti-Virus Free
  • GuardX Antivirus
  • MobiShield Mobile Security
  • MT Antivirus
  • Privateer LITE
  • Snap Secure
  • TrustGo Mobile Security
  • LabMSF Antivirus beta
  • MobileBot Antivirus

If you have the worst according to AV’s Report then i would consider changing your software to one of the best. Full AV-test report can be found here for your information