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AVG Anti Virus Free for Android

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    Sep. 20, 2011
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Editors' Review


Is your Android device vulnerable to viruses and malware? Short answer: Yes. While threats to Android aren't yet on a par with Windows malware, it's a growth market, so it only makes sense to take steps to protect yourself and your device. Downloading apps only from the Play Store is probably the easiest way to keep your Android device safe from malware, but AVG Anti Virus Free for Android offers extra protection. This free app from one of the most trusted names in antivirus protection scans your Android smartphone or device for vulnerabilities such as unsecured settings and tells you how to fix them. Like your desktop antivirus client, it scans your incoming e-mail, SMS, and other data to prevent malicious code from entering your device, and it also scans your media files and other data for malware. It can monitor your battery level and data usage, too. A neat trick is AVG's ability to find or lock your phone remotely using SMS or a mobile control panel.

AVG's main page displays four modules: Protection, Performance, Privacy, and Anti-Theft. The first three showed our phone's Protected status, but we needed to register for the free Anti-Theft feature by providing our Google account details. When it's active, AVG's Anti-Theft option lets you find your lost device using Google Maps, lock your device remotely, and even wipe personal data remotely. AVG packs some extra tools, too. Be careful with the Task Killer feature for stopping running apps!

Nearly every security app or tool starts with a scan, and AVG is no exception. It identified two vulnerabilities in our phone's Settings. Tapping each took us directly to the issue and explained how (and why) to change our settings. AVG's modules offer extensive choices for customizing scans, protection, performance, and other options. We enabled the Deep Scan option under the Protection settings to scan all our phone's files. AVG AntiVirus Free for Android not only protects your device from existing threats but, thanks to regular updates, from emerging ones, too. Add its privacy and performance enhancements and its theft-prevention tools, and it's an easy recommendation.

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2 stars

"Doe's the job"

December 05, 2013  |  By samyoboy

 |  Version: AVG Anti Virus Free for Android 2.9


It's free and scans and checks everything


Like AVG free for pc this software slows down your os. I am removing it.


I would not recommend this product. AVG really need to work on there software. As everything I have ever had AVG on just gets really slow.

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4 stars

"Cool App for Android Phone"

February 12, 2013  |  By BusinessCnet

 |  Version: AVG Anti Virus Free for Android 2.9


This is a really cool app, easy to install works very good.


Its a little slow at times.


Overall I am happy with the app

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5 stars


July 27, 2012  |  By jpaluska

 |  Version: AVG Anti Virus Free for Android 2.9


Not only does it scan apps, it also scans every other file in your phone. This keeps your phone from being infected by photos, music, any any way else.


none whatsoever



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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.9
Version 2.9 added SMS permissions changed to improve scan and device remote control, new scan results page, tuneUp monitor device resources (Beta), find my phone improvements, new Lock Screen message to help the finder reach you, and SMS scanner improvements.
Publisher droidsecurity
Publisher web site http://www.droidsecurity.com
Release Date September 20, 2011
Date Added September 20, 2011
Version 2.9
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements Android 1.5
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File Size Not Available
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Total Downloads 34,535
Downloads Last Week 3
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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