A company called Antivirus Comparatives recently tested the antivirus (AV) apps in Google Play. They found that only 80 of the 250 AV apps they tested are capable of actually detecting the most common viruses. The company also noticed that many of the unsafe antivirus apps had a four-star rating, according to GrahamCluely.com.
The actual test and findings. Out of 250 applications downloaded and tested, only 80 of them could detect over 30% of the infections they threw out there and only 23 products in that 80 tested could identify 100% of malware with zero false alarms.
Well-known brands performed best! Name brands like Kaspersky Lab, Sophos, AVG, Avast, and Trend Micro were in the list of applications that performed the best. Interested in learning more? Visit www.av-comparative.org to dive in deeper on recent antivirus software tests.