More than two thirds of all Android antivirus apps are ineffective and many don't even do anything at all

Antivirus apps are meant to give you peace of mind where in the event you accidentally click on that suspicious link or email, you know that your device should be somewhat protected. Unfortunately there are so many antivirus apps out there that it can be a bit difficult to choose which one to go for, and the sad thing is that most of them are apparent frauds.This is according to testing done by Austrian antivirus testing company AV-Comparatives (via ZDNet) who discovered that out of the 250 Android antivirus apps that they tested, they found that two-thirds of them could be considered frauds. They tested the apps out by feeding malware to the devices to see if the apps could pick up on them, and only 80 of the 250 apps did.However even then those 80 apps could only pick up more than 30% of the malware, meaning that quite a bit got through. The company also found that quite a few of these apps weren’t even scanning for malware. Instead what these apps did what rely on a whitelist/blacklist based o

More than two thirds of all Android antivirus apps are ineffective and many don't even do anything at all

AV-Comparatives is an industry research group that rates antivirus programs on their effectiveness. They recently conducted a study of Android antivirus products from the Google Play Store and ...

Sun 17 Mar 19 from Techspot

Two thirds of Android antivirus apps don't work properly

It can be wise to secure your Android phone with antivirus software, but which ones can you count on? You can rule out most of them, apparently. AV-Comparatives has tested 250 antivirus ...

Sun 17 Mar 19 from Engadget

Most Android Anti-Malware Apps Donít Offer Any Protection

A new analysis from Austrian antivirus testers AV-Comparatives claims that most AV apps on Android are ineffective, and some are downright frauds. The post Most Android Anti-Malware Apps Don’t ...

Fri 15 Mar 19 from Extremetech

A Worrying Two-Thirds Of Android Antivirus Apps Are Apparently Frauds

Antivirus apps are meant to give you peace of mind where in the event you accidentally click on that suspicious link or email, you know that your device should be somewhat protected. ...

Fri 15 Mar 19 from Ubergizmo

Two-thirds of Android's antivirus apps found to be completely useless

There's a plague of fake antivirus apps on the Google Play store, according to new tests.

Sun 17 Mar 19 from Techradar

Most Android Antivirus Apps Are Garbage

Fraudulent and ineffective antivirus apps persist on the Google Play Store, and it's unclear whether they'll ever totally go away.

Sat 16 Mar 19 from Wired Security

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