PCs are certainly the most common target for virus attacks, but this does not mean that other platforms are immune. The increased use of mobile devices means that platforms such as Android devices are prone to virus infection and AV software is now available to help counter this.
AVG is most famous for its desktop virus protection software, but Anti-Virus Free is also available for Android and its aim is to protect your mobile in a number of ways.
As you might expect, the app provides virus protection on a real-time basis as well as enabling you to scan on a schedule or manually. Surfing the web is the source of many threats, and to this end the app includes phishing and malware protection. But Anti-Virus Free also goes far beyond this, and includes a number of handy extra tools and utilities.
If your phone is lost or stolen, there are a couple of remote tools that will be of interest. The app can be used to remotely switch on GPS and then broadcast the location of your phone so you can go and pick it up. Remote locking is also available so you can prevent a thief or anyone that should find your phone from running up a huge bill or prying into your personal information.
While AVG’s focus is understandably on avoid virus infection and other threats, data protection is also important. There is a beta version of a backup utility that can be used to backup you text messages, contacts and other data while a task management tool is available to enable you to kill apps and processes that become problematic.
You can find out more and download a free copy of the app by paying a visit to the Anti-Virus Free review page.
This article originally appeared at softwarecrew.co.uk