Security

Safest Encrypted Messaging Apps for Android & iOS

A secure messaging app can protect your chats from the prying eyes of hackers and governments. But how can you be sure? Discover your best options here.

How to Scan and Remove a Virus From Your Phone

Learn how to scan & remove viruses from your Android phone or iPhone in a few short steps. Clean your mobile of malware, malicious apps and annoying adware pop-ups.

The Most Dangerous Hackers Today

No matter the color of their hat, hackers are a dangerous force to reckon with. AVG takes a look at some of the most prolific of our time. From state actors to skilled individuals, these people have rocked the digital world in some form or another. What can we learn from their exploits?

How to Check if an Android App is Safe to Install

With scams and viruses lurking on the Play Store, how can you ensure an app is safe to use? Whether gaming or mobile banking, try these quick checks.

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Performance

How powerful a computer do you really need?

In the market for a new PC? Here's what you need to know to buy the right PC for you depending on what you do with it. Find out how much RAM you really need, what graphics card you should buy, what kind of CPU works best for your applications, and more. Don't know what any of that means? We cover that too.

How To Boost Your Home Wi-Fi Signal

Don't put up with a weak Wi-Fi signal. Turn your router into a Wi-Fi powerhouse will reach even the furthest room in your home with these simple tips.

Why your phone gets hot and how to fix it

Worried your phone is getting too hot? Find out the possible causes of overheating and learn how to fix them — whether you use an iPhone or Android.

Should you shut down, sleep or hibernate your PC or Mac laptop?

Don’t know when to shut down, sleep or hibernate your PC or Mac laptop? Does putting your computer to sleep damage it? We cover all the pros and cons of the different ways you can give your laptop a well-deserved rest, and show you when to choose one option over the others.

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