Mobile Security

Avast earns Approved Mobile Product award

Charlotte Empey, 15 September 2017

Avast Mobile Security product scores high in recent AV-Comparatives test.

In July 2017, independent test lab AV-Comparatives ran a string of cybersecurity tests on leading brands, and Avast has emerged from each of them with high marks. First we earned its anti-phishing certificate for our protective solutions, then we received 100% in a real-world, real-time malware defense test. And now, we are proud to announce that Avast Mobile Security has qualified for the AV-Comparatives Approved Mobile Product award, scoring a 99.9% protection rate against present-day malware.

The test was developed to help consumers make informed choices on third-party security apps, measuring the capabilities of anti-malware, anti-theft, safe-browsing, app audit, and anti-spam. In its overview of Avast’s performance, the test reports, “Avast Mobile Security and Antivirus offers well-implemented features for almost any use case.”

The leading brand cybersecurity apps were also measured for effect on battery drainage, and Avast ranked among the top with less than 3% impact. For malware defense, the test reviewed Avast favorably and confirmed it offers the user “a good level of overall protection.”

At the test’s conclusion, the report sums up Avast Mobile Security as “an app with a wide range of features and a user-friendly interface. The tools function well and the establishment of the in-app SMS Remote Control is really convenient.”


For the full test report, read the 2017 Mobile Security Review. For more on Avast Mobile Security, visit the website and install the app for free.