back to article 2 in 3 Android anti-malware scanners not up to the job

Two-thirds of Android anti-malware scanners failed to protect against a range of malware in independent tests. AV-Test put 41 different virus scanners for Android through their paces. Almost two-thirds of these scanners are not yet suitable for use as reliable products, identifying less than 65 per cent of the 618 types of …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    How many malware instances are on rooted devices vs Google-approved?

    Just asking.

  2. Cameron Colley

    Perhaps Google ought to do something.

    Like, perhaps, sorting out the bullshit "let this application access everything, or don't install it" idea. Decent security may be a pain in arse but when people start loosing money they'll soon wise up to it.

    I know that doesn't stop malware, but it mitigates the risk considerably. There pught to be a permission to run as a service also, they could phrase it as something like "do you want this app running all the time?" though I suppose that would interfere with the bullshit miltitasking that modern phone OSs have meaning you can't close a program without jumping through hoops.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Devil

    re: anti-malware scanners not up to the job

    It's like 1999 all over again ...

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