AVG antivirus has an easy modern interface that’s simple to use. It provides a summary of your device’s status, with clear messages that inform you whether its virus definitions are current and if the virus is active. AVG also scans for malware and other dangers on external storage and performs an optimization of performance to speed up your system by deleting junk data and increasing the battery’s life.
The premium plans of AVG offer more robust features to provide an enhanced security experience. The paid plan, for example offers anti-ransomware, which protects your data and files from hackers who steal money through hacking into your device. Furthermore, AVG Ultimate includes web and email security to protect you from attacks like phishing and spam. A file shredder is available, as are secure banking and webcam protection.
Some of the free features available to AVG users are an image vault that can store photos in encrypted format, and an optimizer that helps Android devices by removing unnecessary files. However, the majority of the other features are only available to subscribers who pay. This includes an identity protection feature that tracks leaked passwords and the ability to remotely track the phone that was stolen as well as more advanced anti-theft tools such as a camera trap that stealthily captures photos of any person who attempts to take the device.
AVG’s powerful malware protection is backed up by a strong record in the monthly tests of AV-Test. This includes a perfect score during the test that was conducted between March and April this year.