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AVG Cell Phone Antivirus App
As a blogger, it’s one of my biggest fears to have any of my digital platforms compromised. From social media, to bank accounts and thousands of memories in photos, so much is riding on technology these days!
Many of us already invest in antivirus programs on our laptops and desktops, but what about our cell phones? So many (if not all) of our accounts are logged in on our mobile, which has only basic protections. When I learned about AVG’s new (FREE!) cell phone antivirus app, I knew I wanted to share it with you all in the hope that it prevents even one hacking nightmare!
This app defends your phone against theft, malicious apps, viruses, malware, and spyware, not to mention suggests settings for you to make your phone safer. My favorite feature of the app is the Camera Trap, which secretly emails you a photo of anyone who enters 3 wrong passwords when trying to unlock your phone! How cool is that? Read on for more ways the AVG antivirus app can protect your phone or tablet:
✔ Scan apps, games and files to remove malicious content
✔ Scan websites for threats. If a suspicious URL is detected, you will be directed to a “Safe Page”
✔ WiFi Scanner, Analyzer and Inspector for network encryption, password strength, Captive Portal (ones that make you ‘sign-in’ before you can use the WiFi) and ARP Poisoning (lets attackers re-direct you to a different URL)
✔ Monitor battery and enable power saving
✔ Stop processes which can slow down your phone
✔ Track your mobile data plan usage
✔ Optimize storage space (internal and SD card)
✔ Locate your lost / stolen phones 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 [30 day trial]: discreetly emails you a photo of anyone who enters 3 wrong passwords when trying to unlock your phone
✔ Device Lock [30 day trial]: automatically locks your phone whenever the SIM card is replaced
✔ Hide private photos in a password-protected Vault to prevent others from snooping on your memories
✔ App Lock [30 day trial]: lock sensitive apps to protect your privacy and safety or lock your phone settings to secure its configuration
✔ Call and Message Blocker: protect yourself against spammers, hackers and scammers. Get warned about suspicious text messages, filter and block unwanted calls and messages (SMS Blocker isn’t available for devices with Android v4.4 and newer)
✔ Delete call history, clipboard content and browsing history (Chrome)
✔ Wipe contacts, text messages, photos, browser history, calendar, format SD card and restore device to factory settings
If you have any questions about the app, be sure to head contact AVG.com.
Comment Challenge: How do you protect your cell phone from viruses and theft?