AVG AntiVirus FREE 17.2.3008

AVG AntiVirus FREE 17.2.3008

Reviewed by Chad Faith on - Version tested: 2.11

"Free protection for web surfing and emailing."

Winner Best software in 2014 - Antivirus.

Overview

A quick glance at the market trends will reveal that mobile transactions are slowly taking over other means of online shopping. The increase of mobile e-commerce also includes a negative side effect, namely the unscrupulous individuals who are trying to take advantage of the mobile devices’ vulnerabilities. However, there is no need to panic as nowadays you have various apps to install on your smartphone to protect yourself from scammers and viruses.

Introducing the antiVirus for Android, a free app with a wide array of features that guarantee the safety of online navigation and keep your smartphone protected! Even though it is generically dubbed anti-virus, the protection against smartphone malware is just one of the safeguards provided by this AVG Mobilation app, as you are about to find out.

Interface

Overall, although the interface’s appearance will vary from smartphone to smartphone, it is deemed as clean, comprehensive, sleek and intuitive. Unlike other desktop or mobile antivirus applications, the AVG Mobilation app presents the advantage of not starting that annoying automatic scan you are accustomed with automatically. Instead, it directs you to a main menu where you can set your preferences and options to manually scan your device. Another noteworthy aspect about this app is that it will not add a permanent icon in your tray, despite the fact that you mark the real-time protection option.

Pros

Essentially, the number one reason why smartphone users install the app is for its scanning and antivirus features. So far, the mobile AVG Mobilation antiVirus has been able to successfully scan other apps that you are about to install or that you already have on the phone, settings and files and detect malware and viruses in real time.

In addition to protection, the app is also able to backup and restore the data on your mobile device and it can help you locate it via Google maps thanks to the GPS. Furthermore, antivirus can lock and wipe the mobile and it can aid in closing unwanted background apps with ease. Last but not least, because all the features are included into one app, your battery life is unaffected. In fact, the developers claim that when it is running in the background, the app will not take more than 0.1% of your battery life.

Cons

A few users have complained that on certain smartphones, the AVG Mobilation antivirus app drains more battery life than it should.

Alternatives

Even though there have been several mobile antivirus apps released on the market in the past couple of years, the only true competitor of AVG antiVirus for Android is Lookout Security & Antivirus, the latter being the very first mobile security suite released on the market. However, its main setback is that it consumes a substantial amount of your Smartphone’s resources, namely about 2% of the battery life and around 25 Mb of RAM during scans.

Conclusion

The AVG antiVirus app is an excellent choice for users who are looking for a lightweight security suite that is also easy to use. Considering the multitude of features it includes and that it is free of charge, AVG's antiVirus for Android is definitely worth a try!

Winner Best software in 2014 - Antivirus.

Requirements: Intel Pentium 1.5 GHz; 512 MB of RAM; 1000 MB disk space

What's new in this version: Added privacy with File Shredder for safe file deletion. Easy access to AVG mobile apps. Improved detection and file reputation.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested AVG AntiVirus FREE on 9 Mar 2017 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • AVG:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
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