AVG antivirus comes with a simple, modern interface that’s easy to use. Upon launching, it displays an overview of your device’s protection status. It displays clear messages that tell you if the software’s virus definitions are up-to date and if the security program is active. AVG also examines for malware and other dangers on external storage as well as performs the performance tuneup to improve the speed of your system by removing unnecessary data and improving battery life.
Premium AVG plans include more robust features to provide an enhanced security experience. The paid plan, for instance offers anti-ransomware, which protects your data and files from hackers who can extort money through stealing your device. In addition, AVG Ultimate includes web and email protection to guard against attacks from phishing and spam. Other features include a file shredder, safer banking, and webcam protection.
AVG users can take advantage of a variety of free features, including the photo vault, which stores photos in an encoded format, and a cleaner that optimizes 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 monitors leaks of passwords and allows you to remotely locate the phone that was stolen and more sophisticated anti-theft features like cameras that secretly takes a photo of anyone who attempts to take the device.
AVG’s strong security against malware is backed by a stellar record in the monthly tests conducted by AV-Test. This includes a perfect result in the most recent test that was carried out between March and April this year.