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Antivirus mobile software reviews

We compare 30 mobile malware solutions designed to keep Android devices secure.

Last updated: 27th March 2014

Mobile is the new playground for malware makers, particularly for Android devices. As buyers flock to Android devices, so too do malware makers looking to exploit its popularity and relatively open approach to software development, customisation and distribution of apps.

Independent security test lab AV-Test Institute tested 30 Android-based security programs for smartphones and tablets, and assessed:

  • protection, usability and features based on real-world threats
  • the level of protection offered when using limited mobile resources to help preserve mobile battery life.

All the programs on test are available for download from the Google Play store. Note that some may appear to be free or low-cost, but they may require in-app purchases.

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We tested 30 products against 34 criteria - these are the top criteria according to our experts.

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