AVG antivirus provides an intuitive modern interface that is easy to use. When it is launched, it displays an overview of your device’s protection status. The information is clear and will let you know if the virus definitions are current and up to date and if the security suite is currently active. AVG will scan your external storage for malware, and other threats. It also performs performance tuning to speed up your system by clearing junk files and increasing battery life.
Premium plans from AVG offer more robust features, which provide greater security overall. The paid plan, for instance provides anti-ransomware protection to protect your files and data from hackers who extort cash through hacking into your device. Additionally, AVG Ultimate includes web and email protection to guard against spam and phishing attacks. A file shredder is available as well as more secure banking and webcam security.
Among the free features available to AVG users is the photo vault, which stores images in a secure format, and cleaning tools that help optimize Android devices by eliminating junk files. Most of the other features of AVG are only available to paid subscribers. This includes an identity-protection function that detects leaks of passwords and the ability to remotely locate a lost device, as well more advanced antitheft tools like camera traps that secretly snaps pictures of anyone who attempts to steal the device.
AVG’s robust malware protection is backed up by a stellar record in AV-Test’s monthly tests. This includes a perfect score on the last test conducted in March and April of this year.