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

Software comparison
Avira QR reader
Kaspersky QR scanner
Trend Micro QR scanner
Feature comparison
  1. Ease of use
  2. Internet protection (web filtering, anti-phishing, anti-spam, browser extension)
  3. My privacy (GDPR, data handling, privacy policies)


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.