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Two-thirds of Android antivirus apps block less than 30 percent of threats

Tuesday March 12, 2019. 05:17 PM , from BetaNews
In one of the biggest tests of Android antivirus software ever conducted, out of 250 apps tested the majority proved to be dubious, unsafe or ineffective. Independent testing organization AV-Comparatives put the apps to the test against an array of common threats and found that some are not properly protecting users. Less than one in 10 of the apps tested defended against all 2,000 malicious apps, while over two thirds failed to reach a block rate of even 30 percent. Employing an automated test process (developed in co-operation with the University of Innsbruck), the test used physical Android devices rather… [Continue Reading]

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