Dec 022014
 

AV-test.org 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

Dec 022014
 

This android security suite is both and antivirus and backup utility,
FREE FEATURES ARE Security: * Antivirus: Block malware, spyware, and trojans * Scan each app you download to make sure it is safe * Schedule daily or weekly antivirus scans.

Get automatic, over-the-air, protection against the latest threats * File System Monitoring: Scans new files on your SD card to protect against malware Backup & Restore: * Securely backup your contacts to mylookout.com * Restore them to an existing mobile device Premium version has extra protection features but the free version is decent enough.

Googleplay link