AVG AntiVirus Security Free

Protect your device with free security software that safeguards against viruses, spyware and malware intrusions

  • Category:

    Security

  • Works under:

    Android 4.3 / Android 4.2.2 / Android 4.2.1 / Android 4.2 / Android 4.1.2 / Android 4.1.1 / Android 4.1 / Android 4.0 / Android 3.3 / Android 3.2 / Android 3.1 / Android 3.0 / Android 2.3 / Android 2.2 / Android 2.1 / Android 2.0.1 / Android 2.0

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    8.6 (63)

AVG AntiVirus Security Free is a security suite for Android smartphones and tablets brought to you by the creators of one of the most popular free antivirus programs for PCs. As the number of mobile device users increases, so does the amount of security threats that specifically target them. Android devices can be affected by malware, viruses, phishing links and security exploits that can impair the function of a device or allow an attacker to remotely access its contents.

This security app helps secure Android devices by integrating on demand and real-time scanning. It can detect malware, as well as other threats such as rogue apps that collect Internet usage information without making it clear to users, phishing links and spoof websites and a variety of security exploits. AVG AntiVirus Security Free scans not only installed apps, but also running services, web pages, text messages and stored files. Just like its PC counterpart, the Android security suite is regularly updated so that it can protect you from the latest threats.

There are other interesting features offered by this free security toolkit. The user interface is easy to figure out, with the main features organized by category. However, you may need to spend a bit of time on each tab to discover all of the useful features, as they're not always placed prominently. With AVG AntiVirus Security Free, you can also improve your device's performance by clearing various caches and seeing which apps are using the most battery power, system resources and data.

AVG can help protect your privacy by completely wiping the data on your device or SD card. This feature can be useful if you're returning a defective mobile device, as well as when selling or giving away an Android device to another person. The latest version of this mobile security suite lets your device secretly take a camera snapshot when a wrong password is entered three times in a row. It can also help locate a lost or stolen device and even remotely wipe the data on it.

AVG AntiVirus Security Free is completely free to use and comes with a 14-day trial of the Pro version. The free edition is quite complete, but some of the more advanced functions, including locking and backing up apps, are only available in the paid edition.

Pros

  • Protects Android devices from the latest security threats.
  • Developed by AVG Technologies, a highly trusted name in security software tools.
  • Includes anti-theft and privacy features.
  • Constantly updated to keep up with latest threats.

Cons

  • Some of the main features take a bit of time to find.
  • More advanced functions only available in paid edition.

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