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Phoney Android security apps in Google Play Store found distributing malware, tracking users

36 apps posing as tools to keep users safe from attacks were actually installing malware on user's devices.

Phoney Android security apps in Google Play Store found distributing malware, tracking users

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Best Antivirus for Android Phones
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 02:16:01 PM »
Best Antivirus for Android Phones
25 October 2017, 11:39 am

Android has often been targeted by malware writers across the world, with some infected apps even ending up in the Google Play store, so security solutions like an antivirus are becoming more popular among users of this particular mobile platform.

Security institute AV-TEST performed a new research to determine the applications offering the best malware protection on Android, comparing them to Google’s own Play Protect in order to figure out if third-party solutions are better or worse.

With Play Protect used as the starting point, it turns out that all security solutions included in the test performed better, though some of them provided pretty disappointing results.

First and foremost, let’s start with the best. Six different security solutions for Android got the maximum score, namely the ones from Trend Micro, Symantec, Softpedia News / Security

>> To obtain the full Softpedia Security News article, click the link in the first post line <<

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