AV-Test Warns of Weakness in Free Android Anti-Virus
Among seven apps tested, even the top-rated app only detected 32 percent of malware.
Researchers at AV-Test recently tested seven free Android anti-virus apps, and found that most of them failed to provide sufficient protection for mobile devices.
"Setting up its testbed, AV-Test ran the apps through their paces on a Samsung Galaxy Tab running Android 2.2.1," writes CNET News' Lance Whitney.
"Among the free scanners, Zoner AntiVirus Free came out on top in the on-demand scan test, even though it detected only 32 percent of the malware on the tablet," Whitney writes. "Most of the other products found only 10 percent of the malicious files, while some didn't detect any of the malware at all."
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