Sony chooses AVG as its mobile security partner for Xperia devices (including the Z3 series)

Sony chooses AVG as its mobile security partner for Xperia devices (including the Z3 series)
AVG this week announced that Sony appointed it as its exclusive provider of mobile security, as part of a new three-year partnership. In consequence, Sony’s Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact now come with the AVG AntiVirus PRO app pre-installed. This is a 6-moth free trial, and, after 6 months, you can either pay for the app, or use its free version.

While AVG doesn’t mention this, it looks like you can download the AVG AntiVirus PRO app and use the free trial for six months on any Xperia that runs Android 2.3.3 or later.

Sure enough, if you download apps only from trusted sources (Google Play or Amazon Store), you don’t really need an antivirus. But the AVG AntiVirus PRO app offers more than just protection against alleged viruses and malware, including performance and privacy tools. You can get the AVG AntiVirus PRO for Xperia app from Google Play via the second source link below.

As a reminder, the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact are already available in some markets, and should be released in the US in the near future (with T-Mobile already confirming that it would offer the Z3).

sources: AVG, Google Play via Xperia Blog



1. TheMoltenD

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

AVG makes horrible software...

2. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

AVG's windows version consumes a lot of processing resources (cpu, ram) but i still use it because its free. Im not sure about this one. Who uses AVG on thier androids anyway? I never use antivirus on my android phone ever.

3. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Avg works quite good, i am using it.

5. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

You should definitely try it, it's a 6 MOTH free trial...

7. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

I think Avast! do a better as Free choice ~

11. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013


4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I don't want more bloat than I already have thank you very much.

6. frequency

Posts: 109; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

avg is one of the best, i use it for years, nothing i can complian about. i stongly recommend it

12. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I don't, so far no virus here and just run what windows comes with. Though if I was to recommend one, antivir is nice

8. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

More bloatware???

9. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Modern anti-virus is mostly just spyware. There is no reason to use it. Most apps don't contain viruses. They just steal your data as Android doesn't have any robust data security. So running anti-virus is basically just having one master app scan your system and steal all your data. How do you think 5M+ Gmail accounts got hacked?

15. Amir1 unregistered

is there an app that only does the spyware part?

19. Ziggy

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

I rather wipe and full restore the moment I feel something is out of place with my phone. I don't trust anti-spyware to do their job.

10. kwirin

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

is it possible to uninstall this?

20. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Mcafee used to be pre installed on xperias and you could uninstall that one. So i only hope its the same with avg

13. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

AVG is not bad at all go Sony.

14. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

More battery drain.....

16. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Android doesn't need antivirus app crap....

17. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I am glad that the McAfee app pre-installed in my Xperia devices is able to uninstall normally... so I only hope that AVG will also be able to pre-install. There is no need for antivirus in Android if you are careful enough

18. Ziggy

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

I rather be the nice guy, buy my apps and avoid viruses all together, I hate antivirus software.

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