Android detection rates for 11 security applications

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  1. pykko

    pykko Registered Member

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    Android detection rates for 15 security applications

    UPDATE: Added BluePoint, BullGuard, F-Secure, IKARUS, Kaspersky to test results.

    FaraVirusi.com IT security blog made probably the biggest Android detection test till now.

    We've evaluated 11 security applications for this platform on 62 infected applications (.apk files) and here are the detection rates.

    Kaspersky - 60 (96.77%)
    Dr. Web - 59 (95.1%)
    IKARUS - 59 (95.1%)
    VIPRE - 59 (95.1%)
    F-Secure - 58 (93.5%)
    Trend Micro - 58 (93.5%)
    BitDefender - 57 (91.9%)
    NetQin - 57 (91.9%)
    QuickHeal - 57 (91.9%)
    Zoner Antivirus - 56 (90.3%)
    Webroot - 54 (87%)
    BullGuard - 50 (80.64%)
    ESET - 48 (77.4%)
    BluePoint - 21 (33.87%)
    AVG Antivirus - 0 (0%)

    Additional details are available on FaraVirusi.com

    Or use this translated version instead: http://translate.google.com/transla...e-15-produse-de-securitate-by-faravirusi-com/
     
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  2. ziaul

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    Strong results for Dr.Web, Vipre. :thumb:

    Avg didn't detect anything at all? o_O

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  3. pykko

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    AVG's File Scanner is labeled as BETA.
    We've contacted them and received a preliminary answer in which they asked for the malware set etc.

    Then, we received no other answer.
     
  4. ziaul

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    Thank you for answering my question Pykko. So the AVG that is available in the Android market is useless?

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    My test was done on-demand. I can't tell for on-access. I think it can succesfully detect infected applications once you try to install them.

    The detection rate is unknown for that.
     
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    Okay, I understand. Thank you for the clarification.

    Thanks,
    Ziaul
     
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    Interesting, there's no Lookout?
     
  8. ziaul

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    Hi Pykko,
    What about Kaspersky?

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  9. pykko

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    Lookout doesn't scan the SD card on-demand.
     
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    Will follow soon together with BullGuard.
     
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    Thanks for the test info. I've been using Zoner and it has worked pretty well so far. Previous to that I used Webroot but they were slow to fix a false positive so I had to switch.
     
  12. ziaul

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    Thanks for the information.

    Ziaul
     
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    I see AVG's results are on par with their PC products... :D Most of the rest of them actually did better than I expected.
     
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    kudos to Web:thumb:
     
  15. ziaul

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    Nicely said. :thumb:

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  16. Trooper

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    WSA did not do as well as I thought. Hmmm. May have to try another AV.
     
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    Kaspersky and BullGuard results will be published in about one hour.
     
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    they did a hell of a lot better then Eset.
     
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    GData not tested?
     
  20. Trooper

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    I expect more from them.
     
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    They don't provide any option to scan on-demand the SD card, but only the installed apps.
     
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    BluePoint Security Mobile?
     
  23. pykko

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    Will scan it now. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    For what it's worth, WSA for Android is not the same as WSA for desktop.
     
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    Thanks for that Joe! I'm sure it will be improved along the way though correct?
     
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