AVG Antivirus, A must have App for Android…!!!

The #1 downloaded antivirus app on Google Play

[dropcap3]A[/dropcap3]ndroid’s increasing popularity has led to increased security threats, ranging from common malware to advanced Phishing and ID theft techniques. In order to help Android users to deal with these issues, many security software companies have launched their own security Apps..

Viruses and malware aren’t a big threat, but what’s more important is to provide an all-round package that includes handy features such as backup, app locker, task killer and an anti-theft utility.Hence, most antivirus apps for Android smartphones and tablets combine basic protection with a bunch of useful stuff.AVG is not only an antivirus but it also helps you scan apps, find location of your lost or stolen phone by being there in your device in the form of an app.AVG AntiVirus Pro for Android combines the very best of AVG’s mobile technologies, from safer browsing, real-time app scanning and privacy controls through to battery and performance tune-ups.

[blockquote align=”left”] Viruses and malware aren’t a big threat, but what’s more important is to provide an all-round package that includes handy features such as backup, app locker, task killer and an anti-theft utility [/blockquote]

AVG Pro is loaded with stunning features through which you can Scan apps, settings, files, media, calls & text messages (SMS) in real-time, locating your lost or stolen phone via Google Maps, Lock & wipe your phone to protect your privacy, Kill tasks that can slow down your phone, Browse the web safely and securely, Monitor battery, storage and data package usage and Filter & block unwanted calls & text messages (SMS).

[blockquote align=”right”] AVG is not only an antivirus but it also helps you scan apps, find location of your lost or stolen phone by being there in your device in the form of an app [/blockquote]

The highlight of AVG Anti-virus is its Anti-theft Feature. It provides variety of features to protect your stolen phone and data, Its Remote Management feature can be used to locate your stolen phone using location-based services (Google Maps). Other features include:

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  • Rings the phone at full volume even though it’s kept on silent.
  • Displays the location of the phone on Google Maps.
  • Locks the phone with a password-protected long screen.
  • Locks the phone with a password-protected long screen.
  • Locks the phone with a password-protected long screen.
  • Unlocks the phone without having to specify the password
  • Wipes all the information away and formats the memory card on your command.
  • Performs a scan for security threats on your android device.
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The most unique and exclusive feature is the Camera Trap which discreetly emails you a photo of anyone who enters 3 wrong passwords when trying to unlock your phone.It makes it even easier to locate your phone and get to the culprit.

 Along with the numerous benefits there are also a couple of limitations to AVG Antivirus that are affecting its productivity.  Such as:

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  • Your phone could only be located if 2G/3G is active on your device. This way the Anti-theft feature goes out of the window if the SIM in your device is not active.
  • Requires constant updating in order to detect latest threats.
  • Some versions have to be paid.
  • Selecting files you wish to scan can be quite painful as there’s no option for selecting all files or an entire folder and files have to be selected one-by-one using checkboxes.
  • In order to password-protect your apps and even backup installed apps to the SD card you would have to upgrade to the PRO version to unlock them.
[/list][blockquote align=”left”] The most unique and exclusive feature is the Camera Trap which discreetly emails you a photo of anyone who enters 3 wrong passwords when trying to unlock your phone [/blockquote]Despite a few drawbacks AVG Anti-Virus is a solid solution for protecting Android phone with clean and well-designed easy to use interface. It certainly is a must have app for Android..!

Kanwal Ayub

Kanwal Ayub is a 23rd March Aries | Technology Blogger | Radio Jockey | Avid Photographer | Terrible Singer =P | Pure Punjabi | Kattar Sunni | & a Traveler.

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