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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.9.3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    28,463
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 15, 2017
  • Price:
    Free; Requires Android phone
  • File Size:
    1.35MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    234
  • Platform:
    Android
  • Product ranking:
    #11 in Chat

Editors' Review

AVG AntiVirus scans your Android phone for malicious activity and -- with an annual subscription -- offers a range of related security tools. The free version, however, is burdened by intrusive and confusing ads.

Pros

Free or paid malware protection: AVG's AntiVirus app comes in a free ad-supported version, with a "Pro" subscription in-app purchase that runs $11.99 a year. (To save a few bucks, you can get find it on Amazon for $7.99.)

The free version provides antivirus, antitheft, and Wi-Fi security tools. A subscription removes the ads and provides tools for device locking, app locking, and app backup. And if your Android phone gets lost or stolen, you also get the ability to use your device's camera remotely, to get a photo of the thief that you can send to the authorities.

Quick scanning: The app opens on the virus scanning screen. Tap scan, and the app displays scan progress and the results. You can schedule scans to occur daily or weekly, or you can manually activate one. However, this app doesn't automatically check new and updated apps for malware when you download them from a store.

Cons

No recent third-party test scores: AVG last publicly participated in malware-detection tests run by AV-Test -- a security and antivirus research firm -- in the fall of 2016. In those tests, AVG's antivirus app scored around average for the 27 mobile security apps tested.

Misleading ads: After a virus scan, the free version displays intrusive -- and at times misleading -- ads. For example, several ads mimicked the look of the AVG app and offered to scan for malware and clean out junk files.

Bottom Line

The paid version of AVG AntiVirus offers a broad range of useful security tools. The app, however, is held back by the intrusive, misleading ads that litter the free version.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.9.3.1
Enhancements and bug fixes. If you enjoy our app and find it helpful, please help us by star rating it (1 star=bad - 5 stars=good). Thanks for your support. If you're still downloading our app and haven't used it yet, please wait before star rating it.
General
Publisher AVG Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date February 15, 2017
Date Added February 15, 2017
Version 5.9.3.1
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.35MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 28,463
Downloads Last Week 234
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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