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Antivirus is ineffective on Android phones



Many people think the antivirus is important for mobile devices now. However, most antivirus and anti-malware used for Android-powered mobile phones are inefficient and non-viable. A recent study by the Austrian Antivirus examiner Institute AV-Comparatives shows this information.

According to AV-comparatives, they surveyed about 250 antivirus apps. Of these, only 80 apps were able to identify the harmful app in 30 percent of the cases. The ability to verify 2,000 malicious apps has shown that most apps show fake warnings.

Some organization was placed on the popular 138 app exams list at Google Playstore. Among them are Avest, AVG, BitFindender, Chita Mobile, DU Master, Isate, Falcon Security Lab, F-Secure, Google Play Protect, MalwareBights, McAfee, Simante, VSAR.

 

Zedinet's report said that researchers examined each app individually. After installing the app and then downloading malicious apps, their functionality was tested.

Experts from AV Comparatives say they have tested 2,000 known Android malware threats in 2018. But the popular apps can hold 90 or 100 percent of them. But the reality is different. 170 apps in 250 apps could not detect any malware. In 23 apps, 100 percent of malware claims to be detected. There are 16 apps that have not been made for Android version or above.

Malware protection named Google Playstore play protection is in default form. But many smartphone users download an APK file or from third party store from unknown sources. There are many different reports available on the Google Play Store as there are harmful apps.


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