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AVG Antivirus

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Protect your device from viruses, theft and more with this highly customizable antivirus app for Android

Pros

  • Total protection against an array of malicious programs including viruses, malware, spyware and more
  • Highly compact, easy-to-use interface
  • Optimize smartphone battery life and improve performance
  • Filter emails and text messages for unwanted or harmful content
  • Track your phone is if it lost or stolen
  • On-screen widget
  • Remotely lock or wipe your device

Cons

  • Uses up battery quite quickly

AVG Antivirus 2015 is a free security and antivirus program for your Android device, developed by AVG, which helps you keep all of your apps, files, emails, messages and other important information safe and secure. The program is available to download in its full version here, completely free. 

Stay Protected on the Go

For many of us, our smartphones are the single most important items in our possession, allowing us to access and interact with our world in limitless ways. As such, it is important that we keep our smartphones safe while surfing the web and interacting with this vast online community. If we are not careful, our device could be overrun with viruses and other malicious programs without our realizing it. This is where AVG Antivirus comes in. As a free version, it is designed to support the PC version of the same name. AVG Antivirus will protect your smartphone, extend its functionality and overall make it a better device, all on the move as you go about your day.

A Focused Protection Suite

AVG Antivirus is highly focused in its approach. Its user interface is highly compact and minimalist, with little or no learning curve. When you open the app you will see four menus, each dedicated to keeping your device safe from harm. These are tailored to the specific needs of a smartphone users, rather than being a direct copy of PC functions (firewall, for instance, is not included). This dedicated set of options (Protection, Performance, Anti-Theft, Privacy) allows you to protect what's most important to you. From the main interface you can also check on the status of each ("protected", "activated", etc.), activate and deactivate them as required and customize their settings. The app will also inform you when a scan was last completed and whether you need to perform another. 

The most familiar of these will be the Protection menu. By performing a scan, you can protect your device against a wide array of malicious programs including viruses, malware, spyware and much more. Protection will run continuously unless otherwise specified. It will scan your files, emails, or any updates you download for your apps and filter out any potentially harmful programs or files. Perform automatic updates, scan through files, configure safer web surfing options, scanning frequency and much more. Another great feature is 'Performance', allowing you to optimize your device's performance. Use it to clean unwanted or unused apps or programs from your device, clear your internet cache, manage battery consumption and ensure your device is running as smoothly as possible. 

One of the biggest concerns of any smartphone user is that their device will become lost or misplaced. With AVG Antivirus, you'll never have to worry about this, as the app contains a built-in locator for your device, integrated with GPS functions. A 'camera trap' will take a photo of someone who fails to enter your password correctly. A remote wipe and lock facility is also available to clear off any potentially useful data. This extends to the app's Privacy mode, allowing you to remotely lock, back up, and wipe your device or SD card if necessary. 

A 'camera trap' will take a photo of someone who fails to enter your password correctly. A remote wipe and lock facility is also available to clear off any potentially useful data

With this app, you'll never have to worry about protecting any of your devices again. In fact, once you have signed up for an account with AVG, you'll even be able to connect multiple devices to it for the same level of protection. Protect all of your devices without unnecessary downloads and configuration. If you want, you can upgrade to a Pro version 

The Verdict

AVG Antivirus 2015 is a great app for anyone looking to effectively manage their phone, whether it's security settings, privacy, anti-theft procedures and more. The four-menu interface is clean, highly compact and easy to navigate, displaying a summary for each option to view at a glance. Configure each of them individually for the most comprehensive level of protection. While the free version offers all of these great options, if you upgrade to the Pro version, you will be afforded even more useful features. Keep your device safe, optimize its performance, track it down if it's lost or stolen and much more with AVG Antivirus. 
 

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Type Freeware

Version 5.1.1

Size 15.43 MB

Other versions

5.1.1 4.2.1 4.0.1.2 3.4.1 3.3

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