MRG Effitas Q3 2021 360 Android Assessment and Certification

Test Lab

MRG Effitas

Test Title

MRG Effitas Q3 2021 360 Android Assessment and Certification






AVG, Avira, Bitdefender, Comodo, ESET, MalwareBytes, NortonLifeLock, Zemana, Zoner

Publication date


Statement from Test Lab

“A first-of-its-kind test that covers all angles, our pioneering 360 Android Assessment and Certification Test targets the key threats faced by internet users. In each test case we employ the full spectrum of Early Life Malware. MRG Effitas has a core focus on efficacy assessments in the anti-financial fraud space, but we also publish more traditional “Real World” detection tests. Our Android test suite provides a comprehensive yet realistic test set for any Android AV on the market to make sure that its protection capabilities are sufficient for security conscious real-life users. This Programme is called a “360 Android Assessment and Certification” since it deals with the full spectrum of malware instead of just financial malware. In all 360 Assessments, trojans, backdoors, ransomware, financial malware and “other” malware are used.”

Tested products

VendorProductVendor status
AVGAVG Mobileparticipant
AviraAvira Mobile Antivirusparticipant
BitdefenderBitdefender Mobile Security Antivirusincluded
ComodoComodo Mobile Security Antivirusincluded
ESETESET Mobile Security Antivirusincluded
MalwareBytesMalwareBytes Virus Cleaner Antimalwareincluded
NortonLifeLockNorton Security and Antivirusincluded
ZemanaZemana Antivirus Antimalware Web Securityincluded
ZonerZoner Antivirusincluded

AMTSO Standard compliance info

Notification issued


Notification method

Publicly posted test plan, Contact list notification

Test plan

Commencement date



These Vendors chose to adopt Participant status under the AMTSO Standard, gaining certain guaranteed rights in return for attestations.

“Included” Vendors


These Vendors did not chose to adopt Participant status under the AMTSO Standard, but may have engaged with the test lab in other ways.

Commentary dates
CommentaryStart dateEnd date
Phase 1 Commentary2021-08-232021-08-31
Phase 2 Commentary2021-11-232021-12-02

AMTSO Standard compliance status

Confirmed compliant with AMTSO Standard v1.3Compliance Report