Reviewed in The best Apps and Games - Daily Update
My favorite program for virus protection on smartphones and tablets! Should you perhaps even have no virus-program installed, just do it right now! P.S.: There are also In-App purchases to finance the program! Also available as a paid pro-version for smartphones and separately for tablets!
Reviewed in Tried and Tested Apps
I think most people would admit that AVG is dependable. Even if you're not sure if these anti-virus apps actually do what they claim. Blind faith is often times needed like trusting your tax is being used for the benefit of the country...? lol I no longer use it because of 3 reasons: 1- Larger apk file size compared to CM. (update: while this is true the overall file sizes, including data, are similar and both increase with use/update.) 2- It's not really free. Other apps that give the same functionality without a premium charge do exist. 3- It suspects even some of my built-in apps of being malicious. NB: I've not used it in a while and I do not know if my issues were addressed by the developers.
Free, top-rated, real-time anti virus and anti-theft security and protection for Android™ devices. AVG AntiVirus FREE security for Android™ protects you from harmful viruses, malware, spyware and text messages and helps keep your personal data safe.
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Over 100,000,000 people already installed AVG’s antivirus mobile security apps. Join them now and:
✔ Scan apps, settings, files & media in real time
✔ Enable finding/locating your lost / stolen phone via Google Maps™
✔ Lock / wipe your device to protect your privacy
✔ Kill tasks that slow your device
✔ Browse the web safely & securely
✔ Monitor battery, storage and data package usage
AVG AntiVirus FREE – mobile security software for Android. Quick & easy protection for your phone!
With the AVG Android app you’ll receive effective, easy-to-use virus and malware protection, as well as a real-time app scanner, phone locator, task killer, app locker, and local device wipe to help shield you from threats to your privacy and online identity. Real-time security scanner protection keeps you protected from downloaded apps and games.
AVG AntiVirus FREE also:
✔ Defends against malicious apps, viruses, malware and spyware
✔ Identifies unsecure device settings and advises how to fix them
✔ Helps ensure contacts, bookmarks and text messages are safe
✔ Checks media files for malicious software and security threats
✔ Guards you from phishing attacks
✔ Scan downloaded apps and files and remove malicious content
✔ Search, shop and use social networks with peace of mind knowing your identity and personal data are protected from phishing and malware
✔ Scan websites for harmful threats. If a suspicious URL is detected, you will be redirected to a “Safe Page”
* Safe Web Surfing is applicable to only to Android's default browser and Chrome
✔ Kill tasks and processes that can slow down or freeze up your device
✔ Monitor battery consumption, set battery level notifications and enable power saving
✔ Monitor traffic - keep track of your 3G /4G mobile data plan usage by getting notifications when you are near to reaching your monthly data plan limit
✔ Optimize internal and SD card storage space by either uninstalling apps and games or by moving them between the internal device memory and SD card
Anti-Theft & Phone Location:
Use AVG’s remote management console or text messages (SMS) to:
✔ Locate your lost or stolen phone and get help finding it via Google Maps™
✔ Lock your phone and set a lock screen message to help the locator find you
✔ Make your phone ring (shout) even if it is on silent mode
✔ Wipe your phone and SD card content
✔ Camera Trap [30 day trial]: discreetly emails you a photo of anyone who enters 3 wrong passwords when trying to unlock your phone
✔ Device Lock [30 day trial]: automatically locks your phone whenever someone replaces your SIM card
✔ App Lock [30 day trial]: lock apps to protect your privacy and safety or lock your device settings to secure its configuration
✔ App Backup [30 day trial]: backup apps from your device to your SD card so you can restore them whenever necessary
✔ Call and Message Blocker: protect yourself against spammers, hackers and scammers. Get warned about suspicious text messages, filter and block unwanted calls and messages (SMS Blocker is currently unavailable for Android v4.4 devices)
✔ Wipe contacts, text messages, photos, browser history, calendar, format SD card and restore device to factory settings
AntiVirus FREE is available in 30 languages
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