AVG Protection

Contains adsIn-app purchases
439K reviews
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About this app

Protect your smartphone or tablet against viruses, ransomware, spyware, phishing attempts and other malware in real-time with AVG’s full featured Android protection.

✔ Scan apps and files for malicious viruses, malware and spyware
✔ Locate your lost/stolen phone via Google Maps
✔ Kill tasks and processes that can slow down your phone
✔ Check Wi-Fi speed and scan it for threats
✔ Clean unnecessary files and get more storage space
✔ Protect your photos against prying eyes with Photo Vault

App features:
✔ Scan for viruses, malware and spyware
✔ Scan websites for harmful threats (Android's default browser and Chrome)
✔ Wi-Fi Scanner for network encryption, password strength and Captive Portal (ones with 'sign-in' requirement)
✔ VPN Protection: Secure your online privacy

✔ Task and process Killer
✔ Turn off apps draining device's resources
✔ Clear files and free up storage space
✔ Wi-Fi network speed test

Anti-Theft & phone location: (using the AVG website)
✔ Locate your lost/stolen phone via Google Maps
✔ Lock your phone or wipe its content
✔ Set a lock screen message
✔ Make your phone sound a siren

✔ App Locking: protect sensitive apps with a PIN, pattern, or fingerprint
✔ Hide private pictures in a password-protected Vault
✔ App Permissions: get insight into the level of permission required by your installed apps

App Insights:
✔ Find out how much time you spend in each app on your device
✔ Take back control of your phone-life balance
✔ See where your data is used
✔ Discover potential privacy issues

This app uses the Device Administrator permission. This permission allows you to remotely lock and wipe your device from my.avg.com.

This app uses Accessibility permission to protect visually impaired and other users against phishing attacks and malicious websites.

By installing/updating this app, you agree that your use of it is governed by these terms: http://m.avg.com/terms

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Updated on
Sep 17, 2021

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 7 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
439K reviews
A Google user
May 19, 2019
This app came installed on my phone and wasn't an issue for the last year. But recently they decided that it needs to be running in the notification bar at all times without being able to choose to hide it. Since this change I have noticed a dip in my battery life, and it's because the app continuously changes and runs new programs within itself. Also I have every notification turned off and every time it updates it turns all of them back on, and it updates pretty often.
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AVG Mobile
December 2, 2020
Hi, it should not consume too much battery, but bugs may happen. We would like to resolve it so please contact my colleagues on mobile-support@avg.com with further details about your phone (type, app and android version, any ROM modifications?). They will find a solution for you. Thanks, David*AVG
Gk Exp
May 7, 2020
This is an update to my previous review: HORRIBLE. It came with the phone, did scans and a couple other minor chores on a regular basis. Ok. But recently it began popping up full screen ads. A nuisance, but I can just click them off. Now it pops up full screen ads with full volume crashing sounds including loud high action music for full action game apps. Talk about a nuisance! Go to disable it, & get a warning that doing so may destabilize phone. Thx AVG. If I have to buy one it won't be yours.
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AVG Mobile
September 15, 2020
Dear user, you can either adjust the ads and notifications of upgrade to Pro version which provides ad-free experience. Thanks for your review. David*AVG
Rachel Gregory
March 10, 2021
A video cartoon or a word game pops up at the end of scan and takes over the screen. Not related to avg. But it keeps happening. I am uninstalling. by the way, I paid for unlimited devices protection for AVG and it is current on my computer. there does not seem to be a workable way to let the AVG app know. I get stuck in a loop.
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AVG Mobile
March 10, 2021
Hi, developing apps costs money, so in order to support our operation, we display ads within our FREE version and promote our Pro version, which doesn’t include ads or promotional campaigns. However, we are always collecting feedback and might change the way the ads and notifications are set at the moment. David*AVG

What's new

✓ Introducing Hack Alerts — This free feature will warn you if any passwords linked to your email address were compromised in a hack or a leak. (Simply turn it on within the app)
✓ Junk Clean notifications fixed — We've fixed a bug in Junk Clean that spammed you with notifications throughout the day. (Thanks to everyone for reporting this!)
✓ Better accessibility — We now work better with Android's accessibility features
✓ General maintenance