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47% of Android Anti-Malware Apps Are Flawed

Almost half (47%) of anti-malware applications available for Android devices have serious shortcomings, a new product comparison study by Comparitech reveals. Of the 21 different anti-malware apps that were tested, only 11 performed as expected. 7 apps failed to detect viruses, 2 suffered from critical security flaws that could put users at risk, and 1 app failed both of these tests.

The poor performance of many of these apps is problematic, especially given the rise of mobile malware in recent months. In July alone, 205 malicious apps that made their way into the Google Play Store were downloaded over 32 million times, new statistics by ESET show.

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