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Best places to buy Kaspersky Anti-Virus in 2020 - Android Central

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47% of Android Anti-Malware Apps Are Flawed - Dark Reading

47% of Android Anti-Malware Apps Are Flawed - Dark Reading

47% of Android Anti-Malware Apps Are Flawed - Dark Reading

Posted: 01 Aug 2019 12:00 AM PDT

Protection failures come at a time when malicious Android software is becoming more of a problem.

Mobile platforms are not free from malware. That's why experts tend to recommend anti-malware protection for all mobile device users and platforms, assuming, of course, that the anti-malware software works. But new research on 21 Android anti-malware apps indicates this may be a very bad assumption.

Comparitech, which performs product reviews and comparisons, tested 21 separate anti-malware packages for Android and found 47% of them failed in some way. The protection software came from companies both large and small, with roughly a quarter coming from companies including AVL, ESET, Webroot, and Malwarebytes that also have desktop anti-malware products.

"We basically put test viruses on a bunch of Android phones and then ran them all through the various antivirus programs. Most of [the products that failed] just didn't see the virus," says Paul Bischoff, editor at Comparitech. A total of eight products missed the Metasploit payload used to test the anti-malware software: AEGISLAB Antivirus Free, Antiy AVL Pro Antivirus & Security, Brainiacs Antivirus System, Fotoable Super Cleaner, MalwareFox Anti-Malware, NQ Mobile Security & Antivirus Free, Tap Technology Antivirus Mobile, and Zemana Antivirus & Security.

The failures come at a time when malicious Android software is becoming more of a problem. Lukas Stefanko, a malware researcher at ESET who compiled data on malware found on the Google Play store, found that in the month of July, Google hosted 205 harmful apps that were downloaded more than 32 million times. The most common malware, and downloaded most often, was in the form of hidden advertising malware, with subscription scams downloaded next most frequently, followed by stalkerware.

As bad as the missed malware may be, Comparitech's report found three anti-malware apps that had more serious flaws — flaws that could actively endanger the privacy or security of the user. VIPRE Mobile, AegisLab, and BullGuard were each found to have critical issues.

VIPRE Mobile, for example, could leak users' address books to attackers because of poorly implemented access control. The other apps had critical issues, as well. Comparitech reports it disclosed these vulnerabilities to the vendors during testing and that all have been patched, with the patches verified through additional testing.

According to Bischoff, one critical lesson from Comparitech's testing is that organizations should perform their own tests before deploying any mobile anti-malware in the field. In addition to testing for basic efficacy, "You also need to take into account whether the apps are tracking you," he warns.

He points out that some antivirus companies have been known to track user devices and be very aggressive in refusing to cancel subscriptions or change licensing terms. "There are a lot of things that an enterprise should take into consideration, whether it's performance or whether they want their employees to be tracked by a third-party company through the app," Bischoff says.

Privacy and security are, after all, two different things, he points out. "Even though these apps protect you from malicious attacks, they don't protect you from themselves," Bischoff says.

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Kaspersky vs. Bitdefender: Which antivirus is best? - Android Central

Posted: 19 May 2020 08:05 AM PDT

Kaspersky delivers a lightweight antivirus service with a clean user interface. Scans are easy to perform and can even be deployed from the web with My Kaspersky. Some nice extras such as a virtual keyboard and a threat scanner are also nice to have.

From $30/year at Kaspersky


  • Simple user interface
  • Easy setup
  • Performance focused
  • VPN data included
  • Cloud threat detector


  • Privacy concerns
  • More expensive

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus offers quick and full scans, as well as real-time protection. You also get in-browser protection as well as some additional programs like a file shredder, a secure web browser, and access to your security software online or in an app.

From $20/year at Bitdefender


  • Nice web interface
  • Detailed application
  • Quick scans
  • File shredder
  • VPN data included


  • Higher resource usage
  • Settings a bit more confusing

Both of these products do what they set out to with a high degree of success. If you're just looking for a simple antivirus program to warn you of threats, should they appear, either of these programs will work great. They both contain in-browser protection as well as background scanning. The biggest differences come in the user interface and the extra features. Kaspersky overall has a cleaner design and more straightforward options.

How much security do you need?

Many people don't think too much about antivirus software anymore especially since Windows comes with a decent antivirus program built-in. For the most part, Windows Defender does its job well, but it's a very basic antivirus program and if you want your security to run a little deeper, one of these programs will be a great choice. When it comes down to basic virus scanning and threat detection, both of these programs sit at the top of the pile with near-perfect scores. That is to say, both of them outperform Windows Defender.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Bitdefender Antivirus Plus
3 Device renewal $60 per year $60 per year
5 Device renewal $80 per year $70 per year
Quick Scan
Full Scan
Cryptomining protection
Web Interface
Secure browser
Cloud real-time protection
VPN 300MB per day 200MB per day

Neither VPN included with these antivirus packages is particularly impressive. It's nice to have something there just in case but if you are spending a lot of time on public Wi-Fi, a more substantial amount of data will be necessary. The small amount included feels more like an advertisement than a helpful feature.


Both Bitdefender and Kaspersky keep things simple for the most part with real-time protection and scanning. This will check the websites you visit and the files you download for potential threats. Kaspersky also has a feature called Cloud Protection that can share much more quickly than simply downloading definition updates periodically. While this does mean you will need to leave it connected to the server, it can greatly improve the speed threats can be detected.

Kaspersky Cloud Protection

Source: Android Central

A full system scan is available on both, which will check all of your drives and file locations for any security threats. Most of the scans performed will be quick scans, which will check common locations that malware might use. These scans will run in the background or they can be triggered manually. Typically they will only run while you aren't doing anything else on your computer so it doesn't slow down your work. If you're on a laptop, it will pause if you're on battery power.

The inclusion of Cloud Protection helps Kaspersky stand out as a better choice if you want the most up to date protection.


Bitdefender Antivirus Shredder

Source: Android Central

Bitdefender has a secure browser that can be used if you're unsure if your browser has been compromised. This can be a great way to be sure your data is secure during activities like online banking. There is also a file shredder feature that can be used to securely erase files from a traditional hard drive. By writing the files over with data in several passes, it can prevent file recovery if the hard drive is stolen or if a computer is sold.

Kaspersky has an on-screen keyboard you can use to shield your typing from keyloggers. You can also install Kaspersky's browser extensions to recognize safe or dangerous sites, or even just portions of sites that might be malicious. Bitdefender has a similar extension available as well. I visited some antivirus test sites and both of the programs were able to pick up the threats immediately.

Kaspersky's Threat Detector was able to find some out-of-date programs installed on my system that had security vulnerabilities. One program was 7-Zip, which I probably wouldn't have thought twice about using without an update. Thankfully, Kaspersky provided a full report of the issue and which version I needed to be secure.

I find that I don't do anything sensitive enough to require a separate browser, making Bitdefender's inclusion of that feature feels a bit more theatrical than practical. File Shredder is nice but feels progressively more useless with SSDs becoming the norm for storage. Overall, Kasperky's collection of extra features feels more useful and more focused.

Kaspersky security concerns

In 2017, Kaspersky was accused of having ties to the Russian government, which prompted the software to be banned from being installed on U.S. government computers. While these allegations were never proven, many people have stayed cautious of the software. It's worth mentioning that while the U.S. government does not allow the software to be installed, it has never issued warnings to consumers about the software.

Naturally, Kaspersky has denied assisting any government with spying and maintains its innocence. Kaspersky has also recently moved its data processing to Switzerland in an attempt to inspire consumer confidence.

It's not something that the vast majority of home users will need to worry about, but if you have a federal job or are worried about your privacy, you might be better off going for Bitdefender for your peace of mind.

Look and feel

Bitdefender has a classic layout with the main things you need front and center. While it's control panel isn't the simplest to use, for the most part, you'll only ever use it when you first set up the program, and then you can forget about it. That being said, it won't take too long to figure out what you're doing, especially if you've ever used antivirus software before.

Kaspersky's software feels a bit more thought out with a simple, yet functional layout with nearly every control you would ever need accessible from the first screen. Settings are simple enough with a slider for scan frequency and options to pause background activity with Game Mode in Windows 10. This feels a bit more polished than Bitdefender's profiles, but neither seems to have a significant effect on gaming performance.

Bitdefender Kaspersky comparison

Source: Android Central

Both of these packages manage to stay reasonably lightweight, although Kaspersky has gone to greater lengths to make its software feel lighter and it only uses significant system RAM while performing a scan.

Both programs have a web interface that is capable of starting scans and updating definitions. Bitdefender Central and My Kaspersky are great additions if you want to manage your security software from another computer online.

Which should you buy?

Kaspersky Anti-Virus desktop

Source: Android Central

When it comes down to it, these are two of the best options for antivirus around and they trade blows in just about every category. Which one you pick is going to have more to do with which one feels better to use or fits in with your usage more.

While Bitdefender's great apps and easy online controls are great to use, Kaspersky's solution feels a bit more complete and is quicker to learn and understand. If you think you'll find a good use for Bitdefender's secure browser or even it's file shredder, you can't go wrong with the rest of the package. Overall, Kaspersky feels like a more mature product and it has the reviews to back up its effectiveness.

Clean interface

Kaspersky Anti-Virus

Clean and easy to use

Kaspersky Anti-Virus has one of the cleanest interfaces of any antivirus software with easy controls and even a web interface to help you stay informed and in control.

Great features

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus

Handy extra features included

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus has all the features you want in a simple package. Bitdefender Central on the web or in the app is one of the easiest ways to control antivirus software.

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NETGEAR Armor Now Available on WiFi 6 Routers and Mesh Systems to Provide Protection of Home Networks - GlobeNewswire

Posted: 16 Jun 2020 05:52 AM PDT

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), the leading provider of WiFi 6 products that drive connectivity for today's smart homes, is announcing that the advanced cyber protection, NETGEAR Armor™ powered by Bitdefender®, is now available on Orbi WiFi 6 Mesh Systems and a number of NETGEAR WiFi 6 routers.NETGEAR Armor™ cybersecurity protects the connected home and unlimited devices from online threats both at home and on-the-go. The multi-layered cybersecurity solution, which includes Bitdefender's award-winning anti-virus, anti-malware and data protection software for end devices, is built into NETGEAR Orbi Mesh WiFi systems and Nighthawk WiFi routers to protect Internet of Things (IoT) products, connected TVs, thermostats, mobile phones, computers, tablets and other devices.NETGEAR Armor actively safeguards networks against threats, including trojans, ransomware, zero-day exploits, rootkits, and spyware, helps block fraudulent websites trying to steal financial data such as passwords or credit card numbers, and looks out for malicious links in browsers, emails, or apps."The world has come to learn how reliant we are on connectivity and along with this access comes potential online threats from bad actors. In 2018, NETGEAR made the strategic decision to help keep our customers secure by providing world-class network security through our partnership with Bitdefender," said David Henry, senior vice president for Connected Home Products at NETGEAR. "With NETGEAR Armor, you can sleep soundly knowing that your home network and all the connected devices are secure at home and on the go."NETGEAR Armor is powered by award-winning technology from Bitdefender®. Bitdefender is a global cybersecurity leader protecting over 500 million systems in more than 150 countries.NETGEAR Armor consists of the following:Active Vulnerability Scans on all the connected devices in your homeInstant Alerts when threats are detected & blocked through NETGEAR Orbi/Nighthawk appWeb Protection helps you browse safer by alerting you and blocking potentially harmful webpagesAnti-theft Protection if your devices are lost or stolen (*for Android and Windows Devices)Bitdefender Security delivers on-the-go protection for iOS, MAC, Android & Windows devices.Bitdefender VPN is a new feature included with Bitdefender Security. It provides a more secure way to browse the web and encrypts the internet connection to keep online activity private and worry-free while connected to public WiFi networks. Existing customers can update to the latest version of the Bitdefender app to access the VPN feature for free for up to 200MB of encrypted data traffic per day per device.NETGEAR Armor is complimentary for a 30-day trial period. After the trial period, a yearly subscription starting at $69.99 USD is required. NETGEAR Armor customers can upgrade their VPN from the free 200MB of encrypted data traffic per day per device to unlimited encrypted data traffic for an additional yearly subscription of $39.99 USD.Availability:
Accessible via the Orbi or Nighthawk mobile app for Apple iOS or Android devices, NETGEAR Armor is now available for Orbi WiFi 6 Mesh System (Models: RBK 752, 753 852 and 853) and the following WiFi 6 performance routers: Nighthawk Tri-Band AX12 (Model: RAX200), Nighthawk AX12 (Model: RAX120), Nighthawk AX8 (Model: RAX80), Nighthawk AX6 (Model: RAX50) and AX1800 (Model: RAX20 and RAX15). By Q3 of this year, NETGEAR Armor is expected to also be available on Nighthawk WiFi 6 Mesh Systems (MK62/63), which will be provided via automated firmware update.
Existing customers of supported products can use their app to update the firmware to the latest version and activate NETGEAR Armor by clicking on the 'Security' tile.About NETGEAR, Inc.NETGEAR® (NASDAQ: NTGR) has pioneered advanced networking technologies for homes, businesses, and service providers around the world since 1996 and leads the industry with a broad range of award-winning products designed to simplify and improve people's lives. By enabling people to collaborate and connect to a world of information and entertainment, NETGEAR is dedicated to delivering innovative and advanced connected solutions ranging from mobile and cloud-based services for enhanced control and security, to smart networking products, video over Ethernet for Pro AV applications, easy-to-use WiFi solutions and performance gaming routers to enhance online game play. The company is headquartered out of San Jose, Calif. with offices located around the globe. More information is available from the NETGEAR Investor Page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the NETGEAR blog at©2020 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, Nighthawk, Nighthawk Pro Gaming and the Nighthawk Pro Gaming logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.* Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product's compatibility with any future standards.Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease-of-use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease-of-use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.Source: NETGEAR-GU.S. Media Contact: Nathan Papadopulos, (408) 890-3889,
U.S. Sales Inquiries: (408) 907-8000,


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