AVG’s premium packages offer more robust features to provide the best security experience. The paid plan, for example includes anti-ransomware to safeguard your files and data from hackers who try to extort money by stealing your device. In addition, AVG Ultimate includes web and email security to protect you from attacks from phishing and spam. A file shredder is included as well as better security for banking and webcams.
AVG users can avail of a wide range of no-cost features, such as the photo vault, which stores images in an encoded format, as well as an optimization tool that cleans Android devices by removing junk files. However, the majority of the program’s other features are only available to paid subscribers. This includes an identity-protection feature that monitors password leaks and the ability to remotely locate lost phones as well as more advanced security tools, such as a camera trap which secretly captures a photo of anyone attempting to steal the device.
AVG’s robust security against malware is confirmed by a strong record in the AV-Test monthly tests. This includes a perfect score on the most recent test, which was conducted in March and April this year.