CCleaner (5.16.5551) Free Edition – Freeware Review

April 21, 2016

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

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V. 7.5 D“CCleaner” Freeware Review Template

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Price: Free

A. Installation CCleaner – 5.0 Excellent” – Fast, Safe and Simple

B. Un-installing CCleaner – 5.0 Excellent” – Fast, Safe and Simple

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C. Stability Of Program – 5.0 Excellent” – Absolutely no stability Issues

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D. Cleaner

D1. Windows Cleaner4.5Great” – Works very well. Just 1 really important note a warning if you will. You will lose all your data on the items you have decided to check off. So check your list of “Windows Features” you are gonna clean first.

D2. Application Cleaner4.5Great” – Works very well. Just 1 really important note a warning if you will. You will lose all your data on the items you have decided to check off. So check your list of “Windows Applications” you are gonna clean first.

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E. Cleaner Quality Test:

E1. Windows XP5.0Excellent

E2. Windows Vista5.0Excellent

E3. Windows 7 5.0Excellent

E4. Windows 8 – 5.0Excellent

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F. Registry

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G. Speed of Analyze – 5.0Excellent – Again, it will be over in about 1 or 2 minutes at max. Unless you are running a really old rig. Then even then it is faster then most paid programs out there.

GG. Speed of Repair4.5Great – It will be over quite quickly you just maybe surprised. But be warned if you decide not to back-up your registry. Before fixing your registry ERROR(S) you’ll be doing it at your own risk / peril. I say that just to warn people. I have never had an issue and I have been using this program for about 10 + years now. Perhaps maybe even longer.

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H. Registry Cleaner Quality Test:

H1. Windows XP5.0Excellent

H2. Windows Vista5.0Excellent

H3. Windows 7 5.0Excellent

H4. Windows 8 – 5.0Excellent

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I. Tools

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I1. Un-installer3.0 Average” – This option is shaky at best. This option often leaves a mess in its wake. But be warned not all of said un-installed programs components / files maybe completely gone. I often have to run a separate PC utility like Auslogic BoostSpeed or Registry Mechanic (Both are Paidware). If you want to go freeware you can give IObit Advanced System Cleaner 8. But be careful I have had very mixed results with it.

I2. Start-up 4.5Great– This option is the king of killing start-up programs and process. But there are some that programs for what ever reason fail to yield to this CCleaner option. Be warned you can cause your computer damage if you don’t allow certain programs to run on boot up. You may also cause MAJOR security holes in your PC.

I3. System Restore3.0Average” – It would be awesome if it worked every time. But sadly I only use this option as the last last resort.

I4. Drive WiperNot Tested – I’ve never tried it and don’t plan too anytime soon. Sorry, if you want to give this option a go. By all means let me know the fallout. I’d be more then happy to post your score on the next review we do.

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J. Options

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J1. Settings4.5Great” – Simple and to the point exactly what you want. You can even undo stuff you had to choose when you originally installed Cleaner.

J2. Cookies4.0Great” – this option is only great if you know what you are doing. and my friend this will take a wee bit of Computer Knowledge and a tad bit of Internet Savvy to pull of exactly what you want. And even then you may not get the outcome you want on the first or second go at it.

J3. IncludeNot Tested – I have never used this option and have really no clue what it does. Beyond the very simplistic description it offers above.

J4. ExcludeNot Tested – Same as above. I have never used this option and have really no clue what it does. Beyond the very simplistic description it offers above.

J5. AdvancedNot Tested – Same as above. But it appears simple enough to navigate.

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K. Updating4.0Great – Needs to be updated manually. Sometimes your promoted when there is a new version of CCleaner out. And other times your not. I’m not really sure why that is because, I have the option checked off.

L. CCleaner Support – Not Tested – Never needed it before and I doubt I will in the future. But I imagine if it’s anything like CCleaner itself. It would be pretty awesome.

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My Overall Score: 96.5/105

91.9 % = A +

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My Final Verdict Part 1-: CCleaner still remains at the top of it’s class when it comes to the freeware model of a PC Utility programs. They really don’t make freeware programs like this very often. I have never really had any real issues with CCleaner. Other then maybe it tries to do too much and it falls flat or stretches itself too thin.

Perfect examples of this are the uninstaller and restore features. Why not drop them and add that vim and vinegar in improving other aspects of CCleaner Free.

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My Final Verdict Part 2-: I have to admit at first glance CCleaner looks too good to be true in it’s freeware package. Even my score is an almost perfect, which absolutely floors me every time. As I don’t normal see that type of score or quality in most programs. Let alone a freeware version of a PC Utility.

I honestly wonder if there will be a time where there will be a small cost to even the basic CCleaner version. I hope not. But I do believe it is possible at some point down the line. That or they could strip the program down to be even more basic.

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1. http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download (CCleaners Main Download Page)

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SUPERAntiSpyware (6.0.1216) Professional Edition – Full Review

April 14, 2016

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

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V. 7.5 D“SAS” Professional Review Template

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Price: $29.95 USD/CAD For A 1 year Subscription For Up To 3 PC’s.

Is SUPERAntiSpyware Pro Worth The Price ?: Yes it is. If you want the full protection with the added benefits of Automatic Updating, Scheduling Scanning and Real-Time Protection. Then you will be more then happy with the $29.95 USD/CAD price point.

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A. Installation SUPERAntiSpyware – 5.0 Excellent” – Fast, Safe and Simple

B. Un-installing SUPERAntiSpyware3.5Average – No start menu un-install feature. But you can un-install using the Windows control panel.

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C. Stability Of Program – 5.0 Excellent” – Absolutely no stability issues.

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D. Residential Shield Test 4.5Great – Very useful and its always great when you can add an extra layer protection to your PC.

DD. Browser Hi-Jack And Registry Protection4.0Great – Great. But there is still no protection for ether Mozilla Firefox or Chrome.

DDD. System Repair Option4.0Great – Used it and it works like a charm. Thou you still should read the descriptions over a few times. Before you decide to use one of the many repair options SUPERAntiSpyware Pro has.

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E. Detection Rate Test:

E1. Windows XP5.0Excellent

E2. Windows Vista5.0Excellent

E3. Windows 7 5.0Excellent

E4. Windows 85.0Excellent

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F. Speed of Scan4.5Great – Just as Danny talked about in the freeware version review of SUPERAntiSpyware. It seems instead of decreasing overall scan times. They have actually in some cases increase 10 to 20 minutes overall. But just like Danny said “We will keep a close eye on the next version to see if this is a new trend.” Or just a blip on an otherwise positive trending direction.

FF. Scan Boost5.0Excellent– This option seems to have remained. So much so even my dual core computers have show at least a 10 to 20 mins differences between using regular or “Low Boost” as oppose to “High Boost” scanning option.

FFF. Types Of Different Scans Available 5.0Excellent– With 5 different types of scans to suite your fancy. You can’t go wrong regardless of your final choice of scan.

G.Update Manager5.0 Excellent – Works like a charm with no lag at all.

H. Scan Logs – 4.0Great– The logs could be quite a bit easier to read. But they are in the same league as most programs in this category.

I. SUPERAntiSpyware Support 3.0Average – You have their “Free, unlimited 24/7 technical support via e-mail”,  “Customer Support Request Form” or “User Forums

**Yes, people I agree it is SUPER lame that SUPERAntiSpyware Pro. The paid version of SUPERAntiSpyware has no phone support or live chat support.

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My Overall Score: 72.5/80

90.6 % = A +

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My Overall Outlook: SUPERAntiSpyware remains a very easy and safe program to use. SUPERAntiSpyware is truly your one stop shop for Spyware, Adware, Malware and Internet Cookie detection and removal.

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Here is link a to download SUPERAntiSpyware Professional Trial Edition:

1. http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html (SUPERAntiSpyware Main Site)

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SUPERAntiSpyware (6.0.1216) Free Edition – Freeware Review

April 13, 2016

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

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V. 7.5 C“SAS” Freeware Review Template

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Price: Free

A. Installation SUPERAntiSpyware – 5.0 Excellent” – Fast, Safe and Simple

B. Un-installing SUPERAntiSpyware3.5Average – No start menu un-install feature. But you can un-install using your Windows control panel.

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C. Stability Of Program – 5.0 Excellent” – Absolutely no stability Issues

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D. Residential Shield TestN/A – Not available In Free version

DD. Browser Hi-Jack And Registry ProtectionN/A – Not available In Free version

DDD. System Repair OptionN/A – Not available In Free version

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E. Detection Rate Test:

E1. Windows XP5.0Excellent

E2. Windows Vista5.0Excellent

E3. Windows 7 5.0Excellent

E4. Windows 85.0Excellent

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F. Speed of Scan4.5Great – It might just be me. But it seems scan times have gone down in this latest version of SUPERAntiSpyware.

FF. Scan Boost5.0Excellent– This option seems to have vastly improved (yet again). So much so even my dual core computers have show at least a 10 to 20 mins differences between using regular or “Low Boost” as oppose to “High Boost” scanning options.

FFF. Types Of Different Scans Available 5.0Excellent– With 5 different types of scans to suite your fancy. SuperAntiSpyware has all the different types of scans you’ll need. For any job you want to tackle.

G.Update Manager4.5Great – Needs to be updated manually. But works like a charm with no lag at all. As SUPERAntiSpyware has implemented smaller definition updates. There are also a lot more definitions updates available to be manually updated.  Which is great to see.

H. Scan Logs3.5 Average” – The logs could be quite a bit easier to read. But they are in the same league as most programs in this category.

I. SUPERAntiSpyware Support3.5Average – You have their “Customer Support Request Form” or “User Forum” options.

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My Overall Score: 59.5/65

91.5 % = A +

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My Overall Outlook: SUPERAntiSpyware still remains an extremely effective anti-spyware / malware program. (Even in it’s freeware version package.) You are not choked to death with excessive over the top software limitations, like so many other freeware programs out there. You are still required to update SUPERAntiSpyware manually and you can still use SUPERAntiSpywares 5 different scanning options (minus of course the scan scheduler option).

The only 2 very minor downsides that I can see, are that you have to manually scan and manually update SuperAntiSpyware yourself. (But for most people that is not even a very big deal. Because we already do it anyways with so many other free programs such as Spybot and Malwarebytes.)

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Here is the download link to SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition:

1. http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html (SUPERAntiSpyware Main Site)

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AVG AntiVirus PRO for Tablets for Android (5.1.3.1) – Paid Android App Review

April 7, 2016

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

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V. 7.5 – “AVG AntiVirus PRO for Tablets App Review Template

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Tested On A: Nexus 7 (2013) (Model: ME37OT)

Operating System: Android (V5.1.1)

Price: $14.50 USD (Google Play App Store)

Is This App Worth The Price – Without a doubt it is the best way to have piece of mind. In regards to a safe and secure Tablet.

A. Installation AVG AntiVirus PRO for Tablets – 5.0 Excellent” – Very easy just click on AVG Anti-Virus Free  App icon and press Install.

B. Un-installing AVG AntiVirus PRO for Tablets4.5Great – 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

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C. Stability Of Program – 5.0 Excellent” – No crashes or freezing. Since I downloaded the app.

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AVG Anti-Virus PRO for TabletsProtection

D1. App(s) Protection5.0Excellent” – AVG will tell you is the app is rouge and not affiliated with the Android App store. It does an excellent job at this. Thus far it has warned me 3 times.

D2. Settings Protection5.0Excellent” – 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.

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AVG Anti-Virus PRO for TabletsPerformance

E1. Battery Usage4.0Great“- 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 Junk4.0Great” – A great app to clean out al thous useless files

E4. Data Plan – 4.0Great” – Great, if you are on a set data plan.

E5. Storage Usage – 4.5Great” – A really great option to check on both your Internal Memory and your SD card memory stats.

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AVG Anti-Virus PRO for Tablets Anti-Thief

G. Camera TrapNot Tested

G1. Device Lock5.0Excellent” – This option will lock up your Smart Phone if someone tries to remove your SIM chip and put their own in.

G2. Anti-Theft PIN5.0Excellent” – This option will allow you to unlock your Smart phone in case it ever gets locked up.

G3. Enhanced Protection5.0Excellent” – This option allows you to remotely wipe your phone and use the Camera trap remotely from your lock screen.

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AVG Anti-Virus PRO for Tablets Privacy

F. App Locker4.0Great” – A great app to lock up all your apps on your Smart Phone. With a 4 digit pin code.

FF. App Backup 4.0Great” – This option allows you to back-up all your apps on your SD card.

F1. Online Privacy4.0Great” – This option helps protect all your sensitive social media data from falling into the wrong hands.

F2. Wipe SD Card5.0Excellent” – Great for when you are upgrading your devices memory or if you wish to trade or sell your SD card.

F3. Wipe Device  (AKA. Factory Re-set) – 4.0Great” – Great tool for people who unwittingly corrupted or infect their device with something really nasty.

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H. Speed of Scan4.0Great – Way faster scans then in past versions of this app. Way to improve AVG Team.

I. Updating4.0Great – Updates Automatically. So you have one less thing to worry about.

J. AVG SupportNot Tested

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My Overall Score: 88/100

88 % = A

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My Final Verdict –Part 1 The main difference with AVG AntiVirus PRO for Tablets. 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 AntiVirus PRO for Tablets Performance

1. Battery Usage

2. Task Killer

3. Clean Junk

4. Data Plan

5. Storage Usage

The 3rd layer is the AVG AntiVirus PRO for Tablets Anti-Theft

1. Camera Trap

The 4th layer is the AVG AntiVirus PRO for Tablets  Privacy

1. App Lock

2. App Backup

3. Wipe Device

4. Online Privacy

5. Wipe Data By Category

6. Wipe Device

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 AntiVirus PRO for Tablets when available. 

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Here are 1 links to download AVG AntiVirus PRO for Tablets App:

1. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.antivirus.tablet (Google Play App Store)

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AVG AntiVirus PRO for Android (5.1.3.1) – Paid Smart Phone Android App Review

April 6, 2016

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

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V. 7.5 – “AVG Anti-Virus PRO Smart Phone App Review Template

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Tested On A: Samsung Galaxy Ace Core (Model: SM-G386W)

Operating System: Android (V4.4.2)

Price: $14.50 USD (Google Play App Store)

Is This App Worth The Price ? – Without a doubt this is the best way to have piece of mind. In regards to having a safe and secure Smart Phone.

A. Installation AVG Anti-Virus PRO 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 PRO Smart Phone App4.5Great – 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

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C. Stability Of Program – 5.0 Excellent” – No crashes or freezing. Since I downloaded the app.

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AVG Anti-Virus PRO for AndroidProtection

D1. File Scanner5.0Excellent” – AVG will give you the option to scan any files on your Smart Phone.

D2. Settings Protection5.0Excellent” – 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.

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AVG Anti-Virus PRO for AndroidPerformance

E1. Battery Usage4.0Great“- 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 Junk4.0Great” – A great app to clean out al thous useless files

E4. Data Plan – 4.0Great” – Great, if you are on a set data plan.

E5. Storage Usage – 4.5Great” – A really great option to check on both your Internal Memory and your SD card memory stats.

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AVG Anti-Virus PRO for Android Anti-Thief

F. Camera TrapNot Tested

F1. Device Lock5.0Excellent” – This option will lock up your Smart Phone if someone tries to remove your SIM chip and put their own in.

F2. Anti-Theft PIN5.0Excellent” – This option will allow you to unlock your Smart phone in case it ever gets locked up.

F3. Enhanced Protection5.0Excellent” – This option allows you to remotely wipe your phone and use the Camera trap remotely from your lock screen.

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AVG Anti-Virus PRO for Android Privacy

G. App Locker – 4.0Great” – A great app to lock up all your apps on your Smart Phone. With a 4 digit pin code.

GG. App Backup – 4.0Great” – This option allows you to back-up all your apps on your SD card.

G1. Online Privacy4.0Great” – This option helps protect all your sensitive social media data from falling into the wrong hands.

G2. Wipe SD Card5.0Excellent” – 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) – 4.0Great” – Great tool for people who unwittingly corrupted or infect their device with something really nasty.

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H. Speed of Scan4.0Great – Way faster scans then in past versions of this app. Way to improve AVG Team.

I. Updating4.0Great – Updates Automatically. So you have one less thing to worry about.

J. AVG SupportNot Tested

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My Overall Score: 88/100

88% = A

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My Final Verdict –Part 1 The main difference with AVG Anti-Virus PRO 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 PRO 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 PRO Smart Phone App Anti-Theft

1. Camera Trap

2. Device Lock

The 4th layer is the AVG Anti-Virus PRO Smart Phone App Privacy

1. App Lock

2. App Backup

3. Call Blocker

4. Online Privacy

5. Wipe Device By Category

6. Wipe SD Card

7. Wipe Device

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 PRO Smart Phone App when available. 

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Here are 1 links to download AVG Anti-Virus PRO Smart Phone App:

1. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antivirus (Google Play App Store)

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AVG FREE Tablet AntiVirus Security (5.1.3.1) – Free Android App Review

April 5, 2016

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

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V. 7.5 – “AVG FREE Tablet AntiVirus Security for Android” Review Template

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Tested On A: Asus Nexus 7 (2013) (Model: ME37OT)

Operating System: Android (V5.1)

Price: Free (Google Play App Store)

A. Installation AVG Mobile Anti-Virus Free – 5.0 Excellent” – Very easy just click on AVG Anti-Virus Free  App icon and press Install.

B. Uninstalling AVG Mobile Anti-Virus Free4.5Great – 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 uninstall the AVG App.

B6. Wait a few seconds till the App is fully uninstalled

B7. Then your good to go

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C. Stability Of Program – 5.0 Excellent” – No crashes or freezing. Since I downloaded the app.

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AVG FREE Tablet AntiVirus Security – Protection

D1. App(s) Protection5.0Excellent” – AVG will tell you is the app is rouge and not affiliated with the Android App store. It does an excellent job at this. Thus far it has warned me 3 times.

D2. Settings Protection5.0Excellent” – 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.

D3. Content Protection4.0Great” – This feature is by no means outstanding. But I have had a few “AD” detection’s. I’m assuming that means “AD”-ware. But I can’t be sure at this point.

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E. Real Time Scanner5.0Excellent” – This feature works like a charm. You can ever see it in action.

E1. SD Card Scanner – 3.5Average– Nothing special here. This is pretty much an external drive scanner. In this case your SD card.

E2. File Scanner5.0Excellent” – This feature works like a charm.

E3. Safe Web Surfing3.5Average” – Nothing special here. No detentions or warning. I’m still unclear as to what this protection is suppose to do.

E4. Deep File Scanner – 3.5 Average” – Nothing special here. No detentions or warning.

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AVG FREE Tablet AntiVirus Security – Performance

F1. Task Killer – 3.0 Average This option is exactly what you would expect and nothing else.

F2. Battery Consumption3.0Average” – This option could of been so much more then. Here your tablet is at ##% left.

F3. Data Usage – 4.0Great” – Great, if you are on a set data plan.

F4. Storage Usage – 4.5Great” – A really great option to check on both your Internal Memory and your SD card memory stats.

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AVG FREE Tablet AntiVirus Security  Privacy

F. App LockerN/A – Not available in Free version

FF. App Backup N/A – Not available in the Free version

F1. Wipe Device  (Factory Re-set) – 4.0Great” – Great tool for people who unwittingly corrupted their device.

F2. Wipe SD Card5.0Excellent” – Great for when you are upgrading your devices memory or if you wish to trade or sell your SD card.

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AVG FREE Tablet AntiVirus Security  Anti-Thief

G. Anti-TheftNot Tested

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H. Speed of Scan4.0 Great – A little slow. But what do you expect with very limited Smart phone system resources.

I. Updating3.5Average – It needs to be updated manually and it won’t always update. The first time.

J. AVG SupportNot Tested

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My Overall Score: 80/95

76.0 % = B

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My Final Verdict –Part 1 The main difference between AVG 2013 for the PC and AVG for the Android Tablet. Is that is it setup into 4 different layers of protection.

The 1st layer would be your Protection

1. Apps -This is where the scanner will pick up any rouge apps. That are not certified via the Google Play Android App store.

2. Content – This is where you’ll find out if you downloaded or transferred a virus on to your tablet. 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 (We Are Talking About Non-Google Play App Store Certified/Approved)  to your private data, or transmitting your location without your permission..

The 2nd layer is the AVG Anti-Virus FREE for Android Performance

1. Task Killer

2. Battery Consumption

4. Wipe Personal Data

5. Data Usage

6. Storage Usage

The 3rd layer is the AVG Anti-Virus FREE for Android Anti-Theft

1. Device Locator

The 4th layer is the AVG Anti-Virus FREE for Android Privacy

1. App Locker – Only 10 day limited trial

2. App Backup – Only 10 day limited trail

3. Wipe Device

4. Wipe SD Card

My Final Verdict –Part 2 Now performance wise. This is no watered down version of the full blow PC version. Yes, there are less options and scanning is a little slower. Due to tablet limitations. But other then that you get what you would expect. A rather good free Anti-Virus program.

**As per the norm it is highly recommend that you upgrade to the newest version of AVG FREE Tablet AntiVirus Security for Android when available / prompted. Also important is to update your AVG virus definitions as often as possible. Which in the case of this app there are new virus definitions everyday.

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Here is a link to download AVG FREE Tablet AntiVirus Security
for Android

1.  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antivirus.tablet&hl=en (Google Play Store)

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Remy “Se7en”


AVG AntiVirus FREE for Android (5.1.3.1) – Free Smart Phone Android App Review

April 4, 2016

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

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V. 7.5 – “AVG Anti-Virus FREE Smart Phone App Review Template

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Tested On A: Samsung Galaxy Core (Model: SM-G386W)

Operating System: Android (V4.4.2)

Price: Free (Google Play App Store)

A. Installation AVG Mobile Anti-Virus Free – 5.0 Excellent” – Very easy just click on AVG Anti-Virus Free  App icon and press Install.

B. Un-installing AVG Mobile Anti-Virus Free4.5Great – 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

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C. Stability Of Program – 5.0 Excellent” – No crashes or freezing. Since I downloaded the app.

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AVG Anti-Virus FREE for AndroidProtection

D1. App(s) Protection5.0Excellent” – AVG will tell you is the app is rouge and not affiliated with the Android App store. It does an excellent job at this. Thus far it has warned me 3 times.

D2. Settings Protection5.0Excellent” – 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.

D3. Content Protection4.0Great” – This feature is by no means outstanding. But I have had a few “AD” detection’s. I’m assuming that means “AD”-ware. But I can’t be sure at this point.

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E. Real Time Scanner5.0Excellent” – This feature works like a charm. You can ever see it in action.

E1. SD Card Scanner – 3.5Average– Nothing special here. This is pretty much an external SD card memory scanner.

E2. File Scanner5.0Excellent” – This feature works as expected.

E3. Safe Web Surfing3.5Average” – Nothing special here. No detentions or warning. I’m still unclear as to what this protection is suppose to do.

E4. Deep File Scanner –  5.0Excellent” – This feature works as expected.

E5. Text Message Scanner – 3.5 Average” – Nothing special here. No detentions or warning.

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AVG Anti-Virus FREE for AndroidPerformance

F1. Task Killer – 3.0 Average This option is exactly what you would expect and nothing else.

F2. Battery Consumption3.0Average” – This option could of been so much more then. Here’s your phone and this where you are at ##% wise.

F3. Data Usage – 4.0Great” – Great, if you are on a set data plan.

F4. Storage Usage – 4.5Great” – A really great option to check on both your Internal Memory and your SD card memory stats.

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AVG Anti-Virus FREE for Android Privacy

F. App LockerN/A – Not available in Free version

FF. App Backup N/A – Not available in the Free version

F1. Wipe Device  (AKA. Factory Re-set) – 4.0Great” – Great tool for people who unwittingly corrupted or infect their device with something really nasty.

F2. Wipe SD Card5.0Excellent” – Great for when you are upgrading your devices memory or if you wish to trade or sell your SD card.

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AVG Anti-Virus FREE for Android Anti-Thief

G. Anti-TheftNot Tested

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H. Speed of Scan4.0Great – Way faster scans then in past versions of this app. Way to improve AVG Team.

I. Updating3.0Average – It needs to be updated manually and it won’t always update the first attempt.

J. AVG SupportNot Tested

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My Overall Score: 84.5/100

84.5 % = A –

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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 your 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. Task Killer

2. Battery Consumption

4. Wipe Personal Data

5. Data Usage

6. Storage Usage

The 3rd layer is the AVG Anti-Virus FREE Smart Phone App Anti-Theft

1. Device Locator

The 4th layer is the AVG Anti-Virus FREE Smart Phone App Privacy

1. App Locker – Only 10 day limited trial

2. App Backup – Only 10 day limited trail

3. Wipe Device

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. A rather good free Anti-Virus program.

**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. Also important is to update your AVG virus definitions as often as possible. Which in the case of this App there are new virus definition updates (Nearly) everyday.

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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://free.avg.com/us-en/for-mobile (AVG’s Main Site)

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Danny


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