AV Test: Two thirds of Android Malware scanners are unsuitable for use

The summary of AV Test’s March 2012 Malware Protection for Android Tests includes the following:

Close to two thirds of these scanners are not yet suitable for use as reliable products and identify less than 65% of the 618 types of malware tested”

Though I think the most damning quote was about one of the large number of “free” – mainly ad supported – services:

“…showed no detections in our tests and crashed several times. The advertisements worked properly”

Disclaimer: In my current role I promote Lookout Mobile Security which was in the top 7 tested applications


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