Announcement of 22. August 2018

G DATA at AV-TEST: 100 percent malware detection for the fifth time in a row

German security provider’s mobile security solution gets full marks once again.

Outstanding result for the German IT security experts: G DATA Internet Security for Android has detected every malware in the last five AV-TEST test series since November 2017. Consequently, in July 2018, the German IT security provider’s security solution achieved a 100 percent record in fending off threats for the fifth time in a row and was accordingly awarded full marks.

AV-TEST examined a total of 21 security products for Android in July 2018. The latest security solutions from various providers were used for this test. In its investigations, renowned research institute AV-TEST studied only realistic test scenarios and checked the products against current threats. All of the security solutions had to demonstrate their capabilities using all of their functionality and protection levels. G DATA Internet Security for Android impressed in every category and with 100 percent detection performance. The German IT security provider was awarded the coveted AV-TEST certification.


G DATA has been repeatedly achieving top marks in our Android tests for a considerable time. As such, G DATA has continually confirmed the exceptional effectiveness of its protection and the user-friendliness of its Android product."

Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-TEST

Test details

Effective protection for smartphones and tablets

G DATA Internet Security for Android offers total protection for mobile data on smartphones and tablets using the Android operating system. Besides fending off Trojans, viruses, malware and dangers while mobile surfing, the smart security app also protects users against the fatal consequences of losing the device or having it stolen. Smartphones can be located and all the data stored on them can be deleted remotely, protecting them from third party access.


  • Protection against phishing and malicious websites via cloud-based detection methods
  • Protection against dangerous apps: The app control verifies the permissions of apps and issues warnings about inquisitive apps
  • Protection against Android malware: The Cloud connection enables the resource-saving Advanced Scan to detect all malware and stay fully up-to-date at all times
  • Customisable SMS and call filter for telemarketing calls, etc.
  • Protection if the device is lost or stolen: If the smartphone or tablet is lost, all the data stored on it can be deleted, or the device can be locked or located.
  • Comprehensive, configurable parental controls so children can also use the mobile device.
Announcement of 22. August 2018