To test your Android security solution, we also offer a “TestVirus” app on Google Play. This is of course not “real” malware, but a harmless test file that should be recognized by all Android virus scanners.
This app can be used to test the functionality of security apps and to monitor the behavior of the app in case of a threat: The IKARUS TestVirus should be treated like a “real” pest and rendered harmless by warning the user of the infection and deleting the file.
The Android security app IKARUS mobile.security displays the message “IKARUS TestVirus” when the file is detected. Other antivirus programs will rename the file or simply classify it as virus or malware. The detection of the IKARUS TestVirus, however, does not say anything about the other detection or protection features of a security app.