AVG’s premium plans include more robust features and more security overall. For instance, the paid plan offers anti-ransomware protection to ensure your data and files remain safe from hackers who attempt to extort money through stealing your device. AVG Ultimate also includes web and email security to guard against phishing and spam. A file shredder is included as is a more secure banking and webcam security.
The free features available to AVG users are an image vault that can store photos in an encrypted format, and a cleaner that optimizes Android devices by removing junk files. However, the majority of the program’s other features are only available to paying subscribers. This includes an identity-protection function that detects leaks of passwords and the capability to remotely locate lost phones and more sophisticated antitheft tools such as a camera trap which secretly snaps pictures of anyone trying to steal the device.
AVG’s security against malware is backed by a strong record in AV Test’s monthly tests. This includes a perfect score in the test that was that was conducted between March and April this year.