AVG antivirus has a simple, modern interface that’s easy to use. When it is launched, it displays an overview of your device’s protection status, with clear messages that let you know if the virus definitions are up to date and if the security package is currently active. AVG scans external storage for malware and other threats. It also performs a performance tuning that speeds up your system by deleting junk files and increasing the battery’s life.

AVG’s premium plans offer more robust features that offer greater security overall. For instance, the premium plan comes with anti-ransomware protection to keep your data and files safe from hackers who try to steal cash by stealing your device. Furthermore, AVG Ultimate includes web and email protection to prevent attacks like phishing and spam. A file shredder is included, as are more secure banking and webcam security.

One of the features that are free to AVG users is a photo vault which stores photos in a protected format, and cleaning tools that help optimize Android devices by deleting 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 track phones that have been stolen as well as more advanced anti-theft tools such as a camera trap that secretly snaps a picture of anyone who attempts to take the device.

AVG’s malware protection is backed by a strong record in AV Test’s monthly tests. This includes a perfect score in the last test conducted in March and April this year.