AVG Antivirus Review
AVG is a solid choice to protect your computer from cyberattacks, boasting near-perfect malware detection scores, as well as an extensive feature-set. It also includes one of the top firewalls I’ve tested with a reliable web and email scanner and a powerful features for optimizing your device. It does not have parental controls and ransomware protection isn’t reliable. It also has a tendency to slow down performance, especially on less powerful computers.
The free version of AVG offers basic malware protection but does not include an internet scanner or firewall. The basic plan includes a much more robust array of features. On the other hand, premium plans include helpful tools like a system tune-up tool as well as the option of a VPN.
In addition AVG’s mobile applications include certain exclusive features that aren’t available in the desktop program. Android apps, for example let you remotely secure and wipe your phone in the event it is lost. It also comes with an image vault that lets you store all your personal photos and videos safely. It also comes with an anti-theft feature that allows you to monitor the location of your phone and sound an alarm.
The user-friendly interface dig this of AVG uses clear thumbnails and headings to guide you through its numerous features. The settings menu lets you to modify your scan sensitivity, add or remove file types from the scan and enable advanced options such as deep scanning and the capability to shred files after they’ve been scanning. You can also modify pop-up notifications and set the type of information is shared with AVG and activate a “do not disturb” mode for full-screen gaming or video-watching.