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AVG FREE Antivirus Security & Protection

by AVG Mobile
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (349 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Product Details

  • ASIN: B0089XH38M
  • Release Date: June 8, 2012
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (349 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,855 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Protection
  • Performance
  • Anti-Theft & Phone Location
  • Privacy

Product Description

Free, top-rated, real-time antivirus and anti-theft protection for Android™ devices.

AVG AntiVirus FREE for Android™ protects you from harmful viruses, malware, spyware and text messages and helps keep your personal data safe.
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Over 100,000,000 people already installed AVG’s antivirus mobile security apps. Join them now and:
• Scan apps, settings, files, and media in real time
• Enable finding/locating your lost or stolen phone via Google Maps™
• Lock/wipe your device to protect your privacy
• Kill tasks that slow your device
• Browse the web safely and securely
• Monitor battery, storage and data package usage

AVG AntiVirus FREE – mobile security software for Android. Quick & easy protection for your phone!
With the AVG Android app you’ll receive effective, easy-to-use virus and malware protection, as well as a real-time app scanner, phone locator, task killer, app locker, and local device wipe to help shield you from threats to your privacy and online identity.
Real-time security scanner protection keeps you protected from downloaded apps and games.

AVG AntiVirus FREE also:
• Defends against malicious apps, viruses, malware and spyware
• Identifies unsecure device settings and advises how to fix them
• Helps ensure contacts, bookmarks and text messages are safe
• Checks media files for malicious software and security threats
• Guards you from phishing attacks

App Features:
• Scan downloaded apps and files and remove malicious content
• Search, shop and use social networks with peace of mind knowing your identity and personal data are protected from phishing and malware
• Scan websites for harmful threats. If a suspicious URL is detected, you will be redirected to a “Safe Page”
* Safe Web Surfing is applicable to Android's default browser only

• Kill tasks and processes that can slow down or freeze up your device
• Monitor battery consumption, set battery level notifications and enable power saving
• Monitor traffic - keep track of your 3G /4G mobile data plan usage by getting notifications when you are near to reaching your monthly data plan limit
• Optimize internal and SD card storage space by either uninstalling apps and games or by moving them between the internal device memory and SD card

Anti-Theft & Phone Location:
Use AVG’s remote management console or text messages (SMS) to:
• Locate your lost or stolen phone and get help finding it via Google Maps™
• Lock your phone and set a lock screen message to help the locator find you
• Make your phone ring (shout) even if it is on silent mode
• Wipe your phone and SD card content
• Camera Trap [14 day trial]: discreetly emails you a photo of anyone who enters 3 wrong passwords when trying to unlock your phone
• SIM Lock [14 day trial]: automatically locks your phone whenever someone replaces your SIM card

• App locker [14 day trial]: lock apps to protect your privacy and safety or lock your device settings to secure its configuration
• App Backup [14 day trial]: backup apps from your device to your SD card so you can restore them whenever necessary
• Call and Message Blocker: protect yourself against spammers, hackers and scammers. Get warned about suspicious text messages, filter and block unwanted calls and messages
• Wipe contacts, text messages, photos, browser history, calendar, format SD card, and restore mobile device to factory settings

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Technical Details

  • Size: 9.7MB
  • Version:
  • Developed By: AVG Mobile (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Formatting file systems for removable storage
    • Read the low-level system log files
    • Monitor incoming SMS messages, to record or perform processing on them
    • Read the user's contacts data
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Initiate a phone call without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call being placed
    • Clear the caches of all installed applications on the device
    • Write (but not read) the user's contacts data
    • Read only access to device state
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • Allows an application to write (but not read) the user's browsing history and bookmarks
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Manage the list of accounts in the AccountManager
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Access information about networks
    • Allows installation of home screen shortcuts
    • Send SMS messages
    • Allows an application to uninstall home screen shortcuts
    • Call killBackgroundProcesses(String)
    • Modify global audio settings
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
    • Disable the keyguard
    • Write (but not read) the user's calendar data
    • Write the sync settings
    • Open windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other applications
    • Open network sockets
    • Connect to paired bluetooth devices
    • Read or write the system settings
    • Discover and pair bluetooth devices
    • Allows an application to read or write the system settings
    • Get information about the currently or recently running tasks: a thumbnail representation of the tasks, what activities are running in it, etc
    • Write to external storage
    • Write SMS messages
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Write data to the device
    • Mount and unmount file systems for removable storage
    • Access observed cell information of the device
    • Read SMS messages
    • Write to the user dictionary
    • Find out the space used by any package
    • Collect battery statistics
    • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
    • Read the sync settings
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Change the subscribed feeds ContentProvider
    • Allows an application to read (but not write) the user's browsing history and bookmarks
    • One or more permissions that have no effect because they are no longer supported in Android.
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
45 of 51 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DANGEROUS: BEWARE LATEST INVASIVE PERMISSIONS!! October 24, 2013
I have never seen an anti-virus program with so many unnecessary, obtrusive and downright dangerous permissions and I have used several. This program has morphed from anti-virus to data mining. Many users are beginning to complain about their browsers being hijacked, contacts being used to send spam texts and emails promoting this product as well as affiliated products, and so forth. There is no excuse for any anti-virus program to not only access but also be able to utilize user's contacts data for whatever purposes AVG sees fit; permissions as they are now give them complete control over nearly all of your information without restraint. There is also zero necessity to track and record your whereabouts via your own built-in GPS with no option to prevent them from doing so. The list goes on and on and on. I urge everyone to take a long hard look at ALL permissions this program is requesting access to before you install. Be cautious. These are some serious privacy invasions and should not be taken lightly. While anti-virus programs do require more permissions than other programs to work effectively; this one goes far beyond what is necessary and into the danger zone. There are other excellent anti-virus programs available that work just as well, if not better, without all the unnecessary permissions. Best of luck --
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hope others had better luck March 2, 2013
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So, I downloaded this to my kindle fire because I use it for emails, etc and wanted some protection. I have AVG on my computer and it works wonderfully. However, this is not the case for my kindle. It locks up my kindle every time I use it. Will be uninstalling.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AVG February 19, 2013
By Nancy
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Have used on other electronics and have never had a problem, Would recommend it to others. Aiso like that it is free but still provides protection.
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feel safer when browsing on my phone. December 24, 2012
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As soon as I found out there was malware for Android I installed AVG. I do avoid the odder sites, but I have not had a problem so far. I also have it set to scan before an installation.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Constant annoyance on the Kindle Fire June 22, 2013
Verified Purchase
This app always wants to update itself, but the update installation process always fails. What's the point of an antivirus program that can't keep up with emerging threats?
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Protection February 26, 2013
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I am so glad their is a good AntiVirus that is free. I help to stay worry free. I have had a paid version of AVG on my PC but is nice to have this free edition for so many other things like Cell phone, laptops and my Christmas present Kindle.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars avg dl for kindle February 4, 2013
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I tried installing it twice and one setting would not work. Sorry cant rmember which one.SAID setting I have avg on my laptop and desk top so was disappointed.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars uninstalled. February 21, 2013
Verified Purchase
I uninstalled. I was not happy with it. It scanned then would say not responding check again at a later time . I got rid of it fast . Not happy at all.
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Kindle Fire compatibility?
I got the same message, too.
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