TrustGo Earns Highest Possible Virus Detection Accuracy From AV-Comparatives

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 18, 2012) - TrustGo Mobile Inc. (TrustGo), a leading mobile security company, today announced that its TrustGo Antivirus & Mobile Security app for Android has received the highest detection accuracy rating in AV-Comparatives' latest Mobile Security Review conducted August 14th, 2012 (http://av-comparatives.org/comparativesreviews/mobile-security). By detecting 98 to 100% of malware within a test set comprised of 18,021 malicious apps (about 75 main families), TrustGo was one of a select group of security apps with near-perfect or perfect accuracy.

"AV-Comparatives' test results are a great validation of the hard work and dedication of our team in the TrustGo Security Labs," says Xuyang Li, CEO of TrustGo. "Our researchers and engineers have done so much to put TrustGo at the forefront of the security industry. We are grateful to the team at AV-Comparatives for putting so much time and effort into their report."

In addition to rating TrustGo's virus detection accuracy, AV-Comparatives also tested the product for its impact on battery drain. In this test also, TrustGo was found to be at the top of the tested apps. The report also cites TrustGo for its unique features and the quality of the product and website interface. According the report's authors, "TrustGo Antivirus & Mobile Security is the only product to offer a search for trustworthy apps only. It should be considered by anyone who has security concerns with Google Play." Other highlights within the report include high praise for TrustGo's simple installation process and its Device Protection features where the report writers said, "The web interface is very intuitive and also aesthetically well designed."

The announcement of AV-Comparatives results follows recent announcements by TrustGo of the discovery of two new types of viruses by TrustGo Security Labs (MMarketPay and SMSZombie) and numerous high-profile positive reviews. 

Jeff Becker, Head of Marketing at TrustGo, says, "When it comes to mobile security, users need the absolute best protection possible. In addition to industry-leading virus detection capabilities, we offer a complete set of tools that protect users' mobile lives."

TrustGo Antivirus & Mobile security offers five levels of mobile security in its free app:

  • App Security -- Secure App Finder Engine™ (SAFE) technology helps users discover safe, certified apps and offers industry-leading detection and elimination of malware and viruses, plus protection against privacy intrusions, data leaks, unauthorized payments and aggressive adware
  • Device Protection -- Device location (Find My Phone), remote lock, alarm and wipe
  • Data Security -- Cloud backup and restoration of contacts, SMS messaging and call logs
  • System and Expense Management -- Storage and memory management, data usage monitoring and alerts to avoid excess data charges
  • Web Browsing Security -- Detection and blocking of malicious and "phishing" sites

About TrustGo Mobile Inc.
TrustGo, a Santa Clara-based mobile security company, provides Android users the freedom and confidence to find, download and use the apps they love, wherever they find them. Dedicated to providing the ultimate security platform for Android smartphones and tablets, TrustGo's app offers a comprehensive suite of advanced security and mobile device management (MDM) features to the consumer for free. In addition to protecting users against traditional threats such as malicious app activity, privacy breaches, identity leaks, device loss and theft, TrustGo prevents users from downloading dangerous apps through its Secure App Finder Engine (SAFE). TrustGo was founded by web security veterans in 2011. TrustGo is available now on Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trustgo.mobile.security). For more information, visit TrustGo at www.trustgo.com 

About AV-Comparatives
AV-Comparatives e.V. is an Austrian Non-Profit-Organization, which is providing independent Anti-Virus software tests free to the public. More information about the organization can be found at www.av-comparatives.org.