ESET has again been commended with the highest score in the latest AV-TEST for best antivirus software for Android. After launching version 6.0 of ESET Mobile Security (EMS) in September with the new Payment Protection feature, ESET earned top scores for the second time in a row with a total of 18 points.
AV-TEST uses one of the largest collections of digital malware samples in the world to create a real-world environment for highly accurate in-house testing.
After achieving the top score in the July 2020 AV-TEST, ESET was evaluated alongside 14 other mobile security products, using their default settings and the most current version of all products. The testing focused on malware detection and usability, including performance and false positives. ESET Mobile Security achieved the highest score of 99.8% in “Protection against the latest Android malware attacks in real time” and a perfect 100% in “Detection of widespread Android malware discovered in the last 4 weeks.” The ESET Mobile Security app for Android was also highlighted for not impacting battery life or slowing down the device.
Version 6.0 of the premium Mobile Security solution introduces a new layer of security for EMS users. The Payment Protection feature safeguards users while utilizing financially related applications, for example, for banking or trading. This feature automatically categorizes all installed applications from the Google Play store that fall into the Finance category and scans them for potential threats. The user is also able to add other installed apps to the list that may fall outside of the Finance category.
Commenting on the results, Branislav Orlík, product manager at ESET, said, “We are extremely proud of ESET’s consistent recognition from AV-TEST for our mobile security product offering. Our dedication to providing customers with the very best in IT security solutions is reflected in these scores, as it is vital that users’ personal and professional data is protected to the highest standard. We are thrilled to have achieved the highest score once again and are committed to always innovating and updating our product offerings.”