AV-Comparatives Mobile Security Review August 2013

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  1. acr1965

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    Resource usage & malware detection tested; features noted

    http://www.av-comparatives.org/mobile-security/

    Tested -
    Avast 1.0
    Bitdefender 1.1
    Eset 1.1
    F-Secure 7.6
    Ikarus 1.1
    Kaspersky 9.4
    Lookout 7.14
    McAfee 2.1
    Qihoo 360 3.1
    Sophos 1,0
    Trend Micro 2.5
    TrustGo 1.1
    Webroot 2.9
     
  2. Noob

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    Very, very interesting!
    Thanks for the update, i would have never found this.
     
  3. SweX

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    Thanks to AV-C for a nice test (as usual), and well written explaining pretty much everything in detail about the products. :thumb:
     
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    One thing that i did not understand, what do the number behind the apps mean?
     
  5. J_L

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    Interestingly, I stopped using mobile AV altogether to save RAM. Google (at least in Jelly Bean) already provides the main features of those AV: anti-theft and malware scanning.

    After choosing between minimal increase in security for very unlikely scenarios or 100 MB more RAM for 1 GB total, the answer was easy.
     
  6. Noob

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    Some of them provide some handy advanced features, such as Avast!.
    Geofencing, Password Check, Retrieve logs etc.

    Samsung Dive is a great option for people that own Samsung devices and do not want to get a third party app.
     
  7. anon

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    The easy way:
    http://av-comparatives.us5.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=d4c26adf2b393d0a98257ec8a&id=6af9fc47ab

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    AVC UnDroid [beta]
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/avc-analyzer/

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    Is your smartphone infected?
    http://techblog.avira.com/2013/04/29/is-your-smartphone-infected/en/
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    Avira Free Android Security
    http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-android-security

    Release Information Avira Free Android Security Version 2.0 SP1
    http://www.avira.com/en/support-for-home-knowledgebase-detail/kbid/1570
     
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  8. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Nice test and it shows all the individual features of each App.

    I don't know either, they don't seem to be in the report.

    EDIT: found it. They are version numbers of the apps like I suspected earlier, but they didn't add up with the numbers in the report, because the numbers in the OP are from the September 2012 test, not the August 2013 test.
     
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