Which Android security apps are the most effective?

(Credit: CNET UK)

Looking for a reliable security app for your Android device? AV-Test recently checked out 30 different apps, awarding many of them good grades.

The January 2014 report lists all the apps included in AV-Test’s analysis. One column shows how the app fared at basic protection, while another column displays its record at usability. Six solid white squares in a row means the app got a score of 6 out of 6.

Drilling down on any one app reveals further details, including the criteria AV-Test used to gauge protection and usability. A Features section also tells you which important security features are in the app and which ones are missing. A convenient link to Google Play allows you to download the apps.

So which ones scored the highest grades?

The following scored 6 out of 6 for both protection and usability: Avira’s Free Android Security 3.0; Bitdefender’s Mobile Security 2.6; G Data’s Internet Security 25.0; Kingsoft’s Mobile Security 3.3; KSMobile’s Clean Master 4.0; KSMobile’s CM Security 1.0; McAfee’s Mobile Security 3.1; Qihoo’s 360 Mobile Security 1.5; Trend Micro’s Mobile Security 3.5; and TrustGo’s Mobile Security 1.3. The apps from G Data and Trend Micro also offered all of the important security features except two.

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