Two-thirds of Android antivirus apps are worthless or worse

March 18, 2019

THE VAST MAJORITY of Android antivirus apps do absolutely nothing other than make ad revenue for their creators, a study of 250 products by AV-Comparatives has found.

Yes, you may as well change your wallpaper to say “no viruses allowed:” it’d be just as effective as the 170 antivirus products that detected fewer than 30 per cent of the 2000 malicious apps installed for testing purposes.

Some merely let malicious apps run riot while another subset is okay at spotting threats, but creates more by design.

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