Battle Avira vs Kaspersky vs Trend Micro - Which QR code reader app?

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Thread author
Staff Member
Jan 8, 2011
The default camera app on my Android 10 device doesn't support QR codes, and have to use a third-party app. I have so far narrowed it down to 3 choices.
  1. Avira - Avira QR Scanner | Secure & Finds Deals
  2. Kaspersky -
  3. Trend Micro - Scan QR Codes Safely with the Trend Micro QR Scanner -
I want to compare their;
  • ease of use
  • internet protection against rogue QR code links
  • privacy policies when you use the QR app


Staff Member
Malware Hunter
Jul 27, 2015
Great topic @Spawn . I did a small test myself 2019, even with Aviras and Trendmicros QR scanner, but never posted any notes on them as I didn't feel at the time they was good enough. Maybe or hopefully they improved by now.


Level 1
Jun 12, 2020
I voted for Kaspersky since I have been using their QR code reader on my Samsung S8 for 2 years and it has always worked flawlessly. As far as I know, Kaspersky checks the QR link before loading the web page. I never considered installing any other QR code reader, because Kaspersky products always get top marks in malware detection and this aspect makes me feel safe when reading a QR code.

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