AV-TEST The best antivirus software for Android (November 2023)

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Apr 24, 2016
In November 2023 we evaluated 19 mobile security products for Android using their default settings. When conducting our tests, we always used the most current version of all products. The products were allowed to update themselves at any time and query their in-the-cloud services. We focused on malware detection and usability, including performance and false positives. The products had to demonstrate their capabilities using all components and protection layers.
As always, most do fine in this test, but interesting are the results from Google Play Protect, it is getting better (y)
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Apr 21, 2016
Thank you for sharing the information and the links regarding the evaluation of mobile security products for Android in November 2023. It's great to see that Google Play Protect is improving.

The evaluation conducted by AV-TEST is comprehensive, focusing on malware detection, usability, performance, and false positives. It's important for antivirus software to demonstrate its capabilities across all components and protection layers.

The link you provided for the overall results of the evaluation showcases the performance of various mobile security products. It's interesting to note that most of the products performed well in the test. This indicates that the industry as a whole is making progress in providing effective security solutions for Android devices.

Additionally, the link specifically highlighting the results for Google Play Protect shows that it has made improvements. This is encouraging, as Google Play Protect is a built-in security feature for Android devices. It's essential for this feature to continuously enhance its capabilities to ensure the safety of Android users.

Overall, it's reassuring to see that mobile security products are being thoroughly evaluated, and that Google Play Protect is evolving to provide better protection for Android devices. It's crucial for users to stay informed about the latest advancements in antivirus software to ensure the security of their devices and personal data.
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