In2an3_PpG

Level 17
Verified
Content Creator
Trend Micro = 2 malicious, 13 privacy, 13 confidential, 1 suspicious = 29 Total

Panda = 2 Malicious, 17 privacy, 9 confidential, 2 suspicious = 30

Zemana = Cleanest by far with only 1 Confidential, User Input

New Winner. Zemana
 

Slyguy

Level 43
Top contenders;

Zemana
AVL
Malwarebytes
Dr Web Security Space

All safe, quality programmed allegedly.

Quickheal, CM, Dr. Capsule(ESTsoft), eScan, probably should be tested to round this out.

How about Adguard for android? Let's test that too.. So of the full, comprehensive suites, only Dr. Web makes the cut? Really...
 

In2an3_PpG

Level 17
Verified
Content Creator
Top contenders;

Zemana
AVL
Malwarebytes
Dr Web Security Space

All safe, quality programmed allegedly.

Quickheal, CM, Dr. Capsule(ESTsoft), eScan, probably should be tested to round this out.

How about Adguard for android? Let's test that too.. So of the full, comprehensive suites, only Dr. Web makes the cut? Really...
Ill try to do some more later. Gotta head out in a bit.

But yes so far for a full suite it looks like Dr. Web leads.
 

Slyguy

Level 43
Last updated October 24, 2016 !
I'm not sure they'd ever have to update it. It's a myth apps need constant updates, and often that only applies to apps that do things they shouldn't or interact in specific ways with the OS or various devices. This app is peeling apart other apps to see how they work and what they do. That's about it.

Several of my low permission apps haven't seen an update in months, sometimes years. It's common on F-Droid. If it isn't broken, what's there to fix?

Given some apps being revealed here are basically BROKEN and/or do far far more than required to function as they are listed to function, it's no surprise they require constant updates eh?
 

Slyguy

Level 43
Well I am scanning the rest of my phone just to see what shows up
Good luck. It's going to be ugly.

The good news is.. Using this app, and other things, I've essentially got 75% of my phone in the green zone now, and it has caused me to remove a good number of apps that were being very very bad.

Check out F-Droid, so far 90% of everything I have scanned on F-Droid checks out as GREEN. Googleplay has some really dirty, poorly programmed junk apps from major players on it. Can you imagine how great my phone will function, and how much more private it will be when I am done this weekend with it? I can't wait.
 

Slyguy

Level 43
The Chinese stuff on Googleplay seems to universally be the most hideous.

Wechat had like 76 issues.. Seriously? 360 Security, huge issues.. So far, I'd say the Chinese stuff is the biggest to avoid, and F-Droid has the most solid stuff.

Also, and this is ironic.. Russian stuff I have tested is actually pretty good and not overly dirt. Go figure, right?
 

HarborFront

Level 53
Verified
Content Creator
Ok, just scanned the followings

IntelliAV - 2 Confidential
AdGuard (paid) - 4 Privacy, 5 Confidential
AdClear - 9 Privacy, 7 Confidential, 2 Suspicious
Malwarebytes - 1 Malicious, 3 Confidential, 1 Suspicious
Zemana - 1 Confidential
Blokada - 1 Malicious (Sideload APK), 2 Privacy, 3 Confidential
Avira Phantom VPN (paid) - 12 Privacy, 5 Confidential, 2 Suspicious
ProtonVPN (free) - 1 Privacy, 2 Confidential
Windscribe VPN (free) - 3 Confidential

Edited - Added AdClear, Malwarebytes, Zemana, Blokada, Avira Phantom VPN (paid), ProtonVPN (free), Windscribe VPN (free)
 
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Danielx64

Level 10
Verified
Sideloading means the app is bypassing Googleplay Regulations and loading APK's outside of the play store from within the app itself.
So should that be reported to Google? I'm guessing an app from the play store is not allowed to do that right?
 

Slyguy

Level 43
So should that be reported to Google? I'm guessing an app from the play store is not allowed to do that right?
I don't actually know the most current answer as I do not develop Google Apps.

However it used to be a violation of the Developer Policy Regulations. Sideloading is bad news because it bypasses Googleplay protections and screening, and allows a developer to basically side load updates, secondary applications, or modules. Which can be considered malware-like activity or could potentially be abused. I suppose it's worthy of some research.
 
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