Energy Consumption for Anti-virus Applications in Android OS

  • Elsa Vera-BurgosEmail author
  • Willian ZamoraEmail author
  • Homero Mendoza-RodriguezEmail author
  • Alex Santamaría-PhilcoEmail author
  • Denise Vera-NavarreteEmail author
  • Patricia Quiroz-PalmaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 918)


The present investigation aims to carry out a comparative study on the energy consumption associated with the applications of anti-virus for smartphones running with the Android operating system. The characteristics and attributes of the devices used in this study are provided, with the details of the functionality offered by the different anti-virus applications. A methodology is proposed that includes the development of an application that through a service performs periodic measurements of the remaining percentage of the battery and the voltage demanded by the applications; allowing to estimate the variations of the voltage generated by anti-virus applications and their energy impact on the battery. The experimental results show that in general, anti-virus applications have a high power consumption with power levels ranging from 6 to 16 mW when the application is active, although the different anti-virus solutions are also verified.


Energy consumption Mobile devices Anti-virus Android Smartphone 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Laica Eloy Alfaro de ManabíMantaEcuador
  2. 2.Universitat Politecnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain

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