AVG antivirus has an intuitive modern interface that is easy to use. After launching, it displays an overview of your device’s protection status with clear messages that inform you if the program’s virus definitions are up to date and if the security suite is active. AVG examines external storage for malware and other threats. It also performs performance tuning process to speed up your system through the elimination of junk files and improving the battery’s life.
Premium AVG plans include more powerful features that offer the best security experience. The paid plan, for instance, offers anti-ransomware to protect your data and files from hackers who can extort money through stealing your device. Furthermore, AVG Ultimate includes web and email security to protect you from attacks from phishing and spam. A file shredder is available as well as safer banking and webcam protection.
Among the free features available to AVG users is an image vault that can store photos in a protected format, and cleaning tools that help optimize Android devices by eliminating junk files. However, most of the other features are limited to paying subscribers. This includes an identity-protection feature that monitors password leaks and the ability to remotely locate lost phones as well as more advanced antitheft tools like camera traps that secretly captures a photo of anyone who attempts to steal the device.
AVG’s powerful protection against malware is supported by a solid record in the AV-Test monthly tests. This includes a perfect score on the most recent test, which was conducted in March and April of this year.