AVG AntiVirus is a security app for Android, designed to protect your device against unwanted phishing, malware, spyware, and malicious viruses such as trojans. To fully protect your device, AVG AntiVirus for Android needs to run in the background at all times.
Why does AVG AntiVirus run in the background?
AVG AntiVirus runs in the background of your device at all times to ensure its complete and continuous real-time protection. The app is designed to have minimal impact on battery life, while protecting your device with maximum security. Running in the background is also required for certain security features to work, such as App Locking and Anti-Theft. Devices running Android 8.0 or higher notify you about AVG AntiVirus running in the background, but they do not inform you that this is crucial to your device's protection. Without the ability to run, AVG AntiVirus cannot protect your device. We advise you to submit all feedback about this notification directly to Google.
How can I disable the sticky notification?
The sticky notification (or permanent notification on older Android versions) ensures your device's complete protection by preventing Android from stopping AVG AntiVirus processes. On devices running Android 8.0 or higher, disabling the sticky notification is not an option. However, the notification can be minimized or configured for minimal interruption, without sacrificing your device's safety.
How can I send my feedback to Google?
- Open Google Play Store on the Home screen of your device.
- Tap ☰ Menu (three lines) in the top-left corner.
- Select Help & feedback.
- Tap Send feedback.
- Type your feedback, for example, I think antivirus apps should be allowed to run without the sticky notification on the status bar.
- Tap the arrow in the top-right corner to Send the feedback.
- AVG AntiVirus 6.x for Android
- Google Android 8.x (Oreo, API 16) and later