Submitted by Ian Grutze
For the fourth year in a row, as shown in AV Comparatives’ Anti-Virus Comparative Android Test 2018 – January 2018, Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android shows it provides 100% protection against malware. In this independent lab test, more than 200 mobile security products were tested by AV Comparatives against some 2,000 malicious apps—a test inspired by the lab’s discovery that many so-called mobile security apps are nothing of the sort, offering little or no protection, despite having good user reviews on the Google Play Store. Along with its 100% protection rating, Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android also had zero false alarms, and its level of protection outperformed other well-known security apps, such as those developed by Webroot, Cheetah Mobile, Lookout, and Malwarebytes, as well as Google Play Protect (whose protection rating was only 75.3%—that is, 24.7% less effective than Trend Micro Mobile Security).
In a similar way, Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android achieved AV-TEST’s Certification Award for delivering 100% protection in real-time lab tests against the latest Android malware, as shown in the lab’s AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Jan/2018, where the program was tested against 2,766 malware samples. In fact, the same 100% detection rate was true for the latest Android malware discovered during the four weeks of testing leading up to the January 2018 test. In these independent lab tests, Trend Micro Mobile Security blocked some 2,842 malware samples, achieving the maximum 6.0 Protection Score out of a possible 6.0. In addition, Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android achieved 6.0 out of 6.0 in the Usability category, which tracks Performance characteristics, as well as the number of false warnings during installation and usage of legitimate apps from Google Play Store and other third-party app stores.
Figure 1. AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Jan/2018
Independent lab testing of anti-virus programs, as conducted by AV-COMP or AV-TEST, is a key way for users to cross-check any protection claims made by anti-virus companies or programmers. In lab test after test, Trend Micro Mobile Security consistently ranks among the top performers, providing independent proof of the quality of its protection.
For more information on the AV-COMP tests, you can view the results here: AV-COMP: January 2018.
For more information on the AV-TEST tests, you can view the results here: AV-TEST: January 2018.
For more information, or to purchase Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android (as well as for iOS), go to Trend Micro Mobile Security Solutions.