AVG Family Safety® for mobile is a free, secure web browser that helps you make the right choices while you or your loved ones are online. AVG Family Safety® provides protection against scam, fraud, phishing and potentially malicious online content, as well as family protection from inappropriate websites.
The AVG Family Safety® mobile application is based on protection offered by AVG Family Safety® software and on AVG LinkScanner® technologies. The browser comes on top of the built-in mobile security provided by Windows® Phone operating system and Internet Explorer.
The benefits of using the AVG Family Safety® mobile browser include the following:
To install and run AVG Family Safety®, you need a mobile device running Windows® Phone version 7.5 (Mango) or higher.
You can download AVG Family Safety® from the Windows® Phone Marketplace:
AVG Family Safety® is an alternative browser to Internet Explorer® and it does not automatically replace Internet Explorer. However, by making AVG Family Safety® your preferred browser, you can enjoy an enhanced set of security features that are not offered by Internet Explorer.
On the Windows® Phone operating system it is not possible to make AVG Family Safety® your default mobile browser. Therefore, it is highly recommended to use AVG Family Safety® as your preferred browser for surfing the web.
Yes. Starting with AVG Family Safety® version 3, the app supports using the newly introduced Kid’s Corner feature of the Windows Phone 8 operating system.
The benefit of using the AVG Family Safety browser within the Kid’s Corner feature is that it allows you to set the AVG Family Safety browser as the only mobile browser for your kid’s use.
For how to use the Kid’s Corner feature, please read the Windows Phone FAQ.
AVG Family Safety® for Windows Phone supports only English at this time.
It is not necessary to have an AVG Family Safety® account in order to use AVG Family Safety® on your mobile.
However, if you do not have an account, the mobile app is only able to block the following web filtering categories:
|For Windows Phone 7.5 devices||For Windows Phone 8 devices|
|Proxies and anonymizer web services||Proxies and anonymizer web services|
To enjoy the added benefit of full protection offered by the AVG Family Safety® mobile app, it is recommended to purchase AVG Family Safety® PC software and create an account.
Using your AVG Family Safety® account, you will be able to set up unique and more sophisticated security profiles and apply them to specific mobile devices in your household.
When you open AVG Family Safety® for mobile on one of these devices, you will be prompted to supply your AVG Family Safety® account credentials (this is a one-time requirement - you will not be prompted to enter your credentials again).
After you enter your credentials, AVG Family Safety® browser will follow the restrictions and limitations you defined in the profile assigned to this device.
To create an AVG Family Safety account, go to https://familysafety.avg.com/ww-en/family-safety-login, click on Create Account and follow the instructions on the screen.
Most of AVG Family Safety® features are supported on AVG Family Safety® for Windows Phone. However, the following security settings are not supported at present:
All users are welcome to read our FAQ section which is constantly being updated with new questions and answers.
If you encountered a technical issue or if you have a question regarding AVG Family Safety®, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you.
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