AVG antivirus provides a simple modern interface that is easy to use. When it launches, it shows an overview of your device’s security status, with clear messages that inform you if the program’s virus definitions are current and up to date and if the security package is currently in use. AVG examines external storage for malware and other threats. It also performs a performance tuning that speeds up your system through the elimination of junk files and increasing the battery’s life.
Premium plans from AVG include more robust features that provide more security. For instance, the premium plan comes with anti-ransomware protection to ensure your data and files remain protected from hackers who can extort money through stealing your device. In addition, AVG Ultimate includes web and email protection to guard against spam and phishing attacks. A file shredder is included as is a more secure banking and webcam security.
AVG users can take advantage of a wide range of no-cost features, including the photo vault, which stores photos in an encrypted format, as well as a cleaner to optimize Android devices through the removal of junk files. Most of the other features offered by AVG are only available to paid subscribers. This includes an identity protection feature which monitors leaks of passwords and allows you to remotely track the phone that was stolen and more advanced anti-theft tools such as a camera trap that secretly snaps a picture of any stranger who attempts to take the device.
AVG’s security against malware is backed by a proven track record in AV Test’s monthly tests. This includes a perfect score in the most recent test that was carried out between March and April of this year.