AVG antivirus has an easy modern interface that is easy to use. It provides the summary of your device’s state, with clear messages that tell you whether its virus definitions are up to date and if it is active. AVG scans external storage for malware and other threats. It also performs optimization of performance to speed up your system by eliminating junk files, and improve battery life.

Premium AVG plans include more robust features that provide an enhanced security experience. The paid plan, for instance, offers anti-ransomware to protect your files and data from hackers who try to extort money through stealing your device. AVG Ultimate also includes web and email security to protect against phishing and spam. Additional features include a document shredder, safer banking, and protection for webcams.

Some of the free features available to AVG users is an image vault that can store photos in encrypted format and a cleaner that helps optimize Android devices by deleting junk files. However, most of the other features are available only to paid subscribers. This includes an identity protection feature that monitors leaks of passwords, as well as the ability to remotely track a stolen phone as well as more sophisticated anti-theft tools, such as camera traps that secretly takes a photo of anyone who attempts to take the device.

AVG’s malware protection is backed by a stellar record in AV Test’s monthly tests. This includes a perfect score in the test that was which was conducted between March and April of this year.