Android 4.2 Malware Scanner Has 15% Detection Rate

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Best defense is a smart user.

I have been using Android devices for almost 3 years without detection software and haven't had a single infection.

Surf trusted sites, read user reviews before installing apps, and be aware of dodgy links off search engine results.
 

Max Collodi

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[citation][nom]madooo12[/nom]who got the 100% detection rate?[/citation]
During the test, each engine was given a number instead of a name (AV1 - AV10) so that information is unknown at this point. AV1 and AV3 both achieved 100%.
 

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[citation][nom]pacomac[/nom]Only on Android[/citation]..
...one can have a vast array of choices to be made by informed consumers (from the favorite AV app to whether allowing sideloading or not).

There, I finished the sentence for you. You're welcome.
 

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This is the guy creating malware for Android, thats how he makes his $7k per month.
 

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[citation][nom]madooo12[/nom]who got the 100% detection rate?[/citation]
Well, after digging through the source linked here, and going to another link there, I found this... "Packages that detected more than 90 per cent of the Android malware thrown at them included Droid security software from Avast, Dr Web, F-Secure, Ikarus, Kaspersky, Zoner and Lookout."
I use Lookout! So I'm happy.. best of all (and shockingly), its Free!
"Products that picked up more than 65 but less than 90 per cent of Android malware included applications from established desktop players (AVG, Bitdefender, ESET, Norton/Symantec, QuickHeal, Trend Micro, Vipre/GFI and Webroot) and a couple of mobile specialists (AegisLab and Super Security)." I hope ESET is in the high 80's at least..
"Android security products from Bullguard, Comodo, G Data, McAfee, NetQin and Total Defense fell into the third range (detection of between 40 to 65 per cent)." Not surprised about McAfee..
 

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ahhh.. further digging revealed..
"It should be noted that Bitdefender, ESET, Trend Micro and Vipre missed the top category by just a few samples. The average family detection rate for these four products was in the area of 88.1% to 89.9%."
 
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