AhnLabs Tops the List of Best Android Antiviruses for Home Users / Digital Information World

Using an antivirus just isn’t optional these days because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up protecting you from all sorts of malicious attacks. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that not all antiviruses are created equal. Some are better than others, and the folks over at AV-TEST recently conducted some assessments to provide an overview on which are the best of the best.

These antiviruses were tested based on the level of protection they provided, their performance as well as how easy they were to use. The tests were supposed to determine which antiviruses were most suitable for homer users with all things having been considered and taken into account.

It turns out that most antiviruses showed top notch performance in all metrics. AhnLab and Avast both received the maximum six points in all three areas for a grand total of eighteen. AVG, Avira and Bitdefender were also included at the top of the list, along with F-Secure, Kaspersky, McAfee and many more.

In spite of the fact that this is the case, some antiviruses ended up performing noticeably poorly. Case in point is Google’s Play Protect. The antivirus got the full 6 points in performance, but lost a point in the usability category. What’s more, the service scored a paltry 3.5 points in the protection tests which suggests that the antivirus might not do a lot to make your systems more secure than might have been the case otherwise.

Another conspicuously poor performer was Ikarus, with 15.5 out of 18. This is notably a whole point more than Google managed to get. Such a poor showing can be detrimental since it could make users lose trust in Google’s ability to keep them safe from various online threats.

All in all, users will likely see that virtually any antivirus can work quite well for them except for the ones provided by Google and Ikarus. This just goes to show how strong this industry truly is based on these tests.

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