AVG antivirus offers an intuitive, modern interface that’s easy to use. It displays an overview of your device’s state, with clear messages that tell you whether its virus definitions are current and if the virus is active. AVG also examines for malware and other threats to external storage and also performs the performance tuneup to speed up the performance of your system by removing unnecessary data and increasing the battery’s life.
The premium plans of AVG provide more robust features, which provide greater security overall. The paid plan, for instance, offers anti-ransomware to protect your files and data from hackers who try to extort money by hijacking your device. Furthermore, AVG Ultimate includes web and email protection to guard against attacks of phishing and spam. A file shredder is also included as is a secure banking and webcam protection.
AVG users can take advantage of a number of free features, such as an image vault that can store photos in an encoded format, as well as cleaning tools to optimize Android devices by removing junk files. Most of the other features offered by AVG are only available to paid subscribers. This includes an identity protection feature that monitors leaked passwords and the ability to remotely locate the phone that was stolen as well as more sophisticated anti-theft features such as a camera trap that stealthily takes a photo of anyone who tries to take the device.
AVG’s powerful malware protection is backed up by a solid track record in the monthly tests conducted by AV-Test. This includes a perfect score in the last test that was conducted in March and April of this year.