AVG antivirus comes with a simple, modern interface that’s easy to use. It displays a summary of your device’s performance, with clear messages that inform you the virus definitions that are up-to-date and if it is active. AVG also looks for malware and other dangers on external storage and also performs an optimization of performance to speed up the performance of your system by removing junk data and improving the battery’s life.
AVG’s premium plans include more robust features, which provide more security overall. For example, the paid plan includes anti-ransomware to keep your data and files protected from hackers who can extort money through stealing your device. Additionally, AVG Ultimate includes web and email protection to stop spam and phishing attacks. Additional features include a file shredder, safer banking and protection against webcams.
AVG users can take advantage of a number of free features, including the photo vault, which stores photos in an encoded format, and a cleaner that optimizes Android devices by removing junk files. Most of the other features of AVG are only available to paid subscribers. This includes an identity protection feature that monitors leaks of passwords, as well as the ability to remotely locate phones that have been stolen and more advanced anti-theft tools like a camera trap that stealthily takes a photo of anyone who attempts to take the device.
AVG’s powerful malware protection is backed up by a strong record in the AV-Test monthly tests. This includes a perfect score in the most recent test that was conducted in March and April of this year.