BullGuard Mobile Security scored a top tier 100% protection in a recent test of over 200 security apps for the Android platform by independent testing lab AV-Comparatives
The Android security apps tested were checked for their efficacy in protecting against the 2,000 most common Android malware threats of 2017 simulating real-world conditions.
The results are a testament to the strength of BullGuard Mobile at protecting users from malware as are other BullGuard products such as BullGuard Internet Security, which incidentally gained a Gold Malware Protection Award from AV-Comparatives.
Not all mobile security apps are what they claim to be
AV-Comparatives test of Android antivirus products was driven by the discovery of an Android app called Virus Shield, which claimed to scan mobile devices for malware. However, the app simply showed a progress bar, supposed to represent scan progress, but didn’t actually scan for viruses.
Users had actually paid for this app on the Google Play Store. The money was ultimately refunded by Google. But other similar apps, which appear not to offer any protection at all, have also appeared such as Super Antivirus 2018, was equally ineffective at blocking malware as was Virus Shield.
Many of the apps tested by AV-Comparatives appear to have been developed either by amateur programmers or by software manufacturers that are not focused on the security business.
For instance, some developers make all kinds of apps and are in the advertisement/monetisation business, or just want to have an Android protection app in their portfolio for publicity reasons, whether it offers good security or not.
BullGuard does it better… and its free
- BullGuard Mobile Security includes a cloud-based antivirus engine so it is always up-to-date with the latest protection.
- It doesn’t drain device batteries and an On-Access scan automatically scans apps as soon as they are installed on the device.
- A paid for version provides protection for up to 3 devices and also includes Parental Controls to safeguard the kids.
- Both versions have an elegantly simple design making it easy to use. An intuitive design ensures all features such as back up, antitheft and remote management controls are easy to navigate.