Let’s talk all things Android. Here is where you'll find a collection of articles we've put together to give you the lowdown on all things Android based. Which means you can ensure you always get the best performance and security out of your device.

Cybersecurity, Performance & Privacy | Top Tips & Guides

From preventing viruses, to keeping your personal info private online, to getting the most out of your devices, AVG is here to help with our advice roundup.

5 Quick Tips For a Safer Browsing Experience

5 top tips to help you learn more about safe browsing when you’re online, from why it's important to keep your software updated, to ad blockers, VPNs, cookies, and password safety.

Contact Tracing Apps and Their Privacy Concerns

An overview of the state of contact tracing apps, how they might stop the spread of COVID-19, and the privacy concerns surrounding their fast adoption.

How to Unblock Websites & Access Restricted Content

Blocked websites are a pain, especially when they stop you from accessing your favorite content. Learn how to unblock websites at school, work, or home.

Download Free Anti-Spyware Tool | Spyware Removal

Scan and remove spyware from your PC with our free anti-spyware software. Protect your activity and personal data from bad actors with the click of a button.

Download Free Trojan Scanner & Remover

Scan and remove trojans & viruses on Windows, Mac or mobile for free with the click of a button. Clean out your PC and protect against other threats.

Free Rootkit Scanner & Remover | Anti-Rootkit Tool

Scan and remove malicious rootkits the easy way with our complete anti-rootkit tool. Prevent unauthorized access to your system and personal files.

Download Free Adware Cleaner & Removal Tool

Download our free anti-adware tool to scan, detect and remove adware with the click of a button. Protect your PC, Mac or phone and banish irritating ads.

Free Virus Scanner & Cleaner | Malware Removal Tools

Download our free virus scan and malware removal tool. Clean your PC or other devices and stay protected with the most advanced anti-malware solution.

Free Ransomware Protection Tool | Anti-Ransomware Software

Download our free ransomware protection software and defend against ransomware attacks on Windows, Mac, or your smartphone.

Is Your Smartphone Tracking You

An overview of the complex ways your smartphone and its apps track your personal data, the legality of it, and what you can do to protect some of your privacy.

The Most Secure Messaging Apps for Android & iOS 2020

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.

Why Your Phone Gets Hot | iPhone & Android Overheating

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

Should I Use a VPN, Proxy, or Tor: What’s the Difference?

VPNs vs. proxy servers vs. Tor: learn how they work, discover the differences between them, and decide which will best protect your online identity.

What is Adware and How to Get Rid of it

Adware is aggressive or malicious advertising software that bombards you with unwanted ads. Find out more about adware and how to remove it.

How to Hide Apps on Android: Hide Icons & Disguise Apps

Read our step-by-step guide to hide apps on your Android phone. Keep your activity a secret from prying eyes or clear out your home screen icons.

How to Clear Your Search and Browser History

Everything you need to clear your search and browsing history everywhere, including your computer, phone, Chrome, Firefox, and more.

What is Spyware and How to Remove it Forever

Spyware is malicious software that spies on you and steals your private data. Learn how spyware works and how to remove it with anti-spyware software.

5 Threats to Watch Out for in 2020

A new year means new threats. Let AVG tell you what online dangers to look out for in 2020, and how to stay safe.

How to Remove a Virus from Your iPhone or Android Phone

Learn how to scan and remove viruses from your iPhone or Android phone. Say goodbye to mobile malware, malicious apps, and annoying adware pop-ups!

Stop Robocalls with these 5 Steps | Ultimate How-To Guide

The increase of robocall scams is a scourge. Read our guide on how to stop unwanted robocalls in 5 steps. Use a blocker app, report to the FTC, and more.

Why Your Wi-Fi Isn’t Working & How to Fix It | Desktop or Phone

In today's world, a broken Wi-Fi connection is more than just annoying. Find out what's wrong and how to fix it here, on Windows, Mac, Android or iPhone.

Top 10 Android Resource Hogs: Battery, Storage & Data

Snapchat, YouTube, and Google Maps are among the top 10 Android resource hogs, while Netflix has become far less demanding. Learn more in our report.

Is Malware Spying on You Even When Your Mobile Is Off?

Newly discovered Android malware hijacks your phone even when you believe you have switched it off. Find out how it works.

AVG Android App Performance Report Q4 2014

AVG Android App Performance Report for Q4 2014 reveals the latest storage-eating, battery-draining, and mobile data-hogging apps draining your devices.

AVG Android App Performance Report Q1 2015

Check out the AVG Android App Report Q1 2015. Learn about hot new apps, performance drainers, which apps people spend the most time on, and more.

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.

How to Set Up & Use a VPN on Your Mobile Phone

This step-by-step guide helps you set up and connect to a VPN client on your iPhone or Android phone. Start using a mobile VPN today and keep your online activity private and anonymous.

Why isn’t My Android Phone Getting Updates?

There’s a serious problem with Android system updates. Why do they take so long to arrive and what can be done to improve this?

What All Android Users Need to Know About Ransomware

Your complete guide to Android ransomware and what you can do to protect yourself against attacks.

Guide to Android App Permissions & How to Use Them Smartly

Android app permissions can give apps control of your phone and access to your private conversations, photos, and more. Here's what you need to know to stay safe and in control.

Meltdown and Spectre Megabugs: a Quick ‘n Easy Guide

The latest on the Meltdown and Spectre processor bugs -- where they come from, who they affect, how they work and how to fix them -- explained simply.

Top 10 Apps That Kill Your Android Phone's Battery

Our latest app report shows the worst battery-draining apps for Android phones of late 2016. Is your favorite app among them? Find out.

6 Great Ways to Reduce Mobile Data Usage

Most mobile data plans aren’t unlimited: If you’re constantly hitting your provider’s data limit, these insights & tips will help you greatly reduce your 3G/4G traffic usage on the go.

App Report Home

Battery life and proper charging is a science in and of itself, with lots of misinformation out there: This myth buster helps you treat your smartphone’s battery the right way.

3 Reasons to Never Use Fingerprint Locks on Phones

Fingerprint locks may be easy to use but they have some serious flaws and may be more dangerous than they are worth.

5 Smartphone Battery Myths Put to The Test

Battery life and proper charging is a science in and of itself, with lots of misinformation out there: This myth buster helps you treat your smartphone’s battery the right way.

Give Your Android Device More Space, Speed & Battery Life

Clean your Android Smartphone or Tablet with these simple one-tap tips and tricks! They’re all free, so get started today.

Which is the Most Secure Android Smart Lock?

Android Lollipop comes with several innovative security features to lock and unlock your phone with ease. But just how safe are they? Let’s take a look.

Analyzing an Android WebView Exploit

Mobile threat team analyzes a recently discovered Android WebView exploit. What to do and how to fix? Read on!

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