The Rating Scale Breakdown:
- 0 – 0.5 – Abysmal
- 1.0 – 1.5 – Terrible
- 2.0 – 2.5 – Poor
- 3.0 – 3.5 – Average
- 4.0 – 4.5 – Great
- 5.0 – Excellent
- Undetermined – Too soon to tell or lacking evidence to provide a solid answer
- Not Tested – Has yet to be requested or there is some limitations to prevent accurate test results
- N/A – Not Available and or Not Applicable to this program
V. 7.5 – “AVG Anti-Virus Free Smart Phone App“ Review Template
Tested On A: Samsung Galaxy Ace Q (Model: SGH-I827D)
Operating System: Android (V4.4.2)
Price: Free (Google Play App Store)
A. Installation AVG Anti-Virus Free Smart Phone App – 5.0 “Excellent” – Very easy just click on AVG Anti-Virus Free App icon and press Install.
B. Un-installing AVG Anti-Virus Free Smart Phone App – 4.5 “Great“ – It could be a little easier to remove. Just follow the steps below to un-install your AVG App.
B1. Go to your “Settings”
B2. Then go to “Applications“.
B3. Then choose the “Anti-Virus App“.
B4. The press and hold your finger on the app
B5. There should be a screen that appears where you can un-install the AVG App.
B6. Wait a few seconds till the App is fully un-installed
B7. Then your good to go
C. Stability Of Program – 5.0 “Excellent” – No crashes or freezing. Since I downloaded the app.
AVG Anti-Virus Free for Android – Protection
D1. File Scanner – 5.0 “Excellent” – AVG will give you the option to scan any files on your Smart Phone.
D2. Settings Protection – 5.0 “Excellent” – This option is very simple yet very important. It makes sure in your options to install and download apps of “unknown sources” will not be allowed to occur. Other then that super important job. I saw no other reason for this Protection option.
AVG Anti-Virus Free for Android – Performance
E1. Battery Usage – 4.0 “Great“- This option could of been so much more then. Here’s your phone and this where you are at ##% wise.
E2. Task Killer – 3.0 “Average“ – This option is exactly what you would expect and nothing else.
E3. Clean Junk – 4.0 “Great” – A great app to clean out al thous useless files
E4. Data Plan – 4.0 “Great” – Great, if you are on a set data plan.
E5. Storage Usage – 4.5 “Great” – A really great option to check on both your Internal Memory and your SD card memory stats.
AVG Anti-Virus Free for Android – Anti-Thief
F. Camera Trap – Not Tested
F1. Device Lock – N/A – Not available on the free version of AVG. But there is a 30 day trial of the PRO features.
F2. Anti-Theft PIN – N/A – Not available on the free version of AVG. But there is a 30 day trial of the PRO features.
F3. Enhanced Protection – N/A – Not available on the free version of AVG. But there is a 30 day trial of the PRO features.
AVG Anti-Virus Free for Android – Privacy
G. App Locker – N/A – Not available on the free version of AVG. But there is a 30 day trial of the PRO features.
GG. App Backup – N/A – Not available on the free version of AVG. But there is a 30 day trial of the PRO features.
G1. Online Privacy – 4.0 “Great” – This option helps protect all your sensitive social media data from falling into the wrong hands.
G2. Wipe SD Card – 5.0 “Excellent” – Great for when you are upgrading your devices memory or if you wish to trade or sell your SD card.
G3. Wipe Device (AKA. Factory Re-set) – 4.0 “Great” – Great tool for people who unwittingly corrupted or infect their device with something really nasty.
H. Speed of Scan – 4.0 “Great“ – Way faster scans then in past versions of this app. Way to improve AVG Team.
I. Updating – 4.0 “Great“ – Updates Automatically. So you have one less thing to worry about.
J. AVG Support – Not Tested
My Overall Score: 65/75
86.6% = A
My Final Verdict –Part 1– The main difference with AVG Anti-Virus Free Smart Phone App. Is that is it split into 4 different layers of protection.
The 1st layer would be – Protection
1. Apps -This is where the scanner will pick up any rouge apps. That are not certified via the (Google Play App Store).
2. Content – This is where you’ll find out if you downloaded or transferred a virus on to your smart phone. Via Wi-Fi, USB or Bluetooth.
3. Settings – Is also very important and often overlooked when people first get their phone. Often there are settings with in setting that make your smart phone less then secure. Such as letting unknown or un-certified apps to collect your private data, Or transmitting your location without your permission (Also known as Geo-tagging).
The 2nd layer is the AVG Anti-Virus Free Smart Phone App – Performance
1. Battery Usage
2. Task Killer
4. Clean Junk
5. Data Plan
6. Storage Usage
The 3rd layer is the AVG Anti-Virus Free Smart Phone App – Anti-Theft
1. Camera Trap
The 4th layer is the AVG Anti-Virus PRO Smart Phone App – Privacy
1. Wipe Device
2. Online Privacy
3. Wipe Device By Category
4. Wipe SD Card
My Final Verdict –Part 2– Now performance wise. This is no watered down version of the full blow PC version of AVG. Yes, there are less options and scanning is a lot slower. Due to mobile phone limitations. But other then that you get what you would expect.
**As per the norm it is highly recommend that you upgrade to the newest version of AVG Anti-Virus Free Smart Phone App when available.
Here are 2 links to download AVG Anti-Virus Free Smart Phone App:
1. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antivirus (Google Play App Store)
2. http://www.avg.com/us-en/for-android (Via AVG Main Page)
Till The Next Review,