Mobile Security

Avast Free Mobile Security scores 100% in the latest AV Comparatives mobile test

Julia Szymańska, 3 March 2017

Avast Mobile Security received 100% in the latest test run by AV-Comparatives on mobile AV products.

Mobile threats are on the rise, becoming more sophisticated and difficult to detect. We expect that in 2018 it will reach the same magnitude as PC malware.

Smartphone is the new black

Everything that matters to us is on our mobiles or tablets: Contacts, photos, applications that we use daily, mobile banking. 77% of Americans use Smartphones and it’s no wonder they are called “smart” devices. The way we use mobiles has changed dramatically within the last years. Calling and texting remain the core functionality, but smartphones can offer much more. More than 50% of users globally access internet online on mobile devices, compared to 48.7% by desktop. While accessing the internet we make business and financial transactions, work or connect with friends on social accounts.

On mobile devices we store documents, passwords, personal images, and applications that collect data about us - all of which makes them an ultimate target for hackers. The number of advanced, mutating threats is growing, so antivirus protection is a must!

Currently on the market you can find more than 100 applications, so how to choose the best one? If you are looking for reliable, light and efficient (preferably Free) protection, consider Avast Free Mobile Security, following results of latest independent AV Comparative test.

AV Comparatives mobile test

The latest AV Comparative test on mobile security apps was conducted in January and its result have just been published. One hundred security software were tested; among them free and paid antivirus mobile applications. Hence only two of the tested free apps: Avast Free Mobile Security and Panda Free Security, received 100% in he conducted tests. 

"The Android security solutions tested were checked for their efficacy in protecting against the top 1,000 most common Android malware threats of 2016. Manually testing 100+ security products against 1,000 malicious apps is not practicable. Because of that, the test was run on our automated Android testing framework.  Each test case was conducted using the same process," explains AV-Comparatives in the final document presenting test results.

Avast Free Mobile Security: top protection, delivering 100% results for free!

AV Comparatives is an independent organization offering systematic testing that checks whether security software for PC/Mac and mobile security solutions. The institute creates a real-world environment for truly accurate testing. Its real-World Protection Test is the most comprehensive and complex test available when it comes to evaluating the real-life protection capabilities of antivirus software.