AVG Protection 2016 is a collection of malware-blocking tools for PCs, Android devices and Macs.

AVG Internet Security 2016 detects and removes viruses in your files, downloads and email attachments. Any links you follow - on the web, in documents or emails - are checked for safety, preventing you reaching malware or phishing sites. A firewall blocks network attacks, while encryption and secure file deletion tools ensure your confidential information stays private.

AVG AntiVirus PR for Android also has strong core antivirus and browsing protection, but then adds a stack of antitheft features. Along with the usual options to remotely locate, lock or wipe your device, you can also use the camera to take a shot of the thief, or have your device automatically lock if the SIM is replaced. Elsewhere, a call blocker blocks unwanted apps, a backup tool backs up important apps to your SD card, and the App Lock feature password-protects key apps and settings.

AVG AntiVirus for Mac is a capable desktop tool, scanning your system for all viruses (Mac, Windows and Android). Real-time protection ensures you stay safe with the minimum of hassle, too, although you can manually check particular files or folders just by dragging and dropping.

You're not restricted to using just one of these, or one per device: the AVG Protection PRO licence covers all your PC, Mac and Android hardware, no matter how many of each you've got.

And to keep things in order, you also get AVG Zen. Once you've set up an account (nothing complicated, just give them an email address and password), Zen acts as a central dashboard which displays all your devices along with their protection status, so if there are problems anywhere you'll know about it right away.

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A capable collection of security tools, good value if you've lots of devices to protect