Android antiviruses essentially useless

Nov 12, 2011 by

androidav

According to research carried out by AV-Test.org, most free antiviruses for Android have abysmal malware detection rates, rendering them essentially useless. Out of all the following antiviruses, Zoner Antivirus scored the best, detecting 55/172 of threats, which is about 32%; which is very, very low:

  • Antivirus Free
  • BluePoint Antivirus Free
  • GuardX Antivirus
  • Kinetoo Malware Scan
  • LabMSF Antivirus beta
  • Privateer Lite
  • Zoner AntiVirus Free

Not only is it a malware infested platform, its antiviruses aren’t even cutting it anymore. Who knows; maybe this stuff’ll improve.

(via Neowin)