Android Antivirus Protection Scores Soar
After recent testing that was done on Android devices by the independent lab AV-Test, six total antivirus applications scored perfect across the board. AV-Test not only looks at the detection of malware on the Android Operating System platform, it also looks at usability and included extras. The six security applications to score perfect include avast!, Avira, ESET, Ikarus, Kaspersky, Kingsoft, Trend Micro, and TrustGo. Other applications scored well in usability and extras, but were unable to detect all of the malware samples presented during testing. While these results are promising and represent good news within the Android security community, malware is on the up rise. In the last year and a half, samples have grown to a total of two million, with a million new samples coming within the past six months alone.
Source: PC Magazine