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Permissions required by AVG AntiVirus for Android

Android data and programming interfaces are protected by permissions. AVG AntiVirus for Android requires certain permissions to function as intended. We take your privacy very seriously and we do not use the permissions to transmit private data to our servers or to cause unwanted costs to your phone bill.

The number of required permissions may differ depending on the Android system version and device model.

Permissions required by AVG AntiVirus for Android are divided into the following groups, which consist of a permission name and a short description that explains what the permission does and why the app needs it. This article describes only the most important permissions. To check the full list of permissions on your device:

  1. Open Settings on your device.
  2. Search for or select Apps / App permissions.
  3. Select AVG AntiVirus from your list of installed apps.
  4. Select Permissions.

Tap or click the permission group names below to read more about each permission:


  • Allows App Locking to restore a PIN.
  • Allows access to contact details and device accounts to sign in via Google Account.
  • Allows Anti-Theft to store settings in the cloud.


  • Allows Anti-Theft to access your location based on your network and GPS. This permission can help you locate your device if it is lost or stolen.
  • Allows Scan Wi-Fi to identify new networks and scan them for threats.


  • Allows access to files in the device storage and scans them for security threats.
  • Allows deletion of malware and junk files from the device storage.
  • AVG AntiVirus 6.x for Android
  • Google Android 6.0 (Marshmallow, API 23) or later

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