AVG antivirus offers a simple modern and contemporary interface that’s easy to use. It displays an overview of your device’s state, with clear messages that tell you the virus definitions that are up-to-date and if it is active. AVG also looks for malware and other threats on external storage, as well as performs an optimization of performance to speed up your system by removing junk data and prolonging the life of your battery.
Premium AVG plans include more powerful features that offer a better security experience. The paid plan, for instance includes anti-ransomware to safeguard your data and files from hackers who extort cash by stealing your device. In addition, AVG Ultimate includes web and email protection to stop attacks from phishing and spam. A file shredder is also included as well as safer banking and webcam protection.
AVG users can take advantage of a wide range of no-cost features, such as a photo vault which stores images in an encoded format, as well as a cleaner to optimize Android devices through the removal of junk files. Most of the other features of AVG are available only to paid subscribers. This includes an identity-protection feature that detects leaks of passwords and the capability to remotely locate lost phones and more sophisticated security tools, such as camera traps that secretly takes a picture of anyone who attempts to steal the device.
AVG’s security against malware is backed by a strong record in AV Test’s monthly tests. This includes a perfect result during the test that was conducted between March and April of this year.