AVG Anti-Virus Software Review

#8 in Anti-Virus Software

AVG anti-virus software has been a popular tool for keeping computers protected from offline and online threats. Its free version which is easily available for download is quite capable of preventing threats and cleaning infected files. AVG may appear light on the outside but its effectiveness as an anti-virus software has been proven consistently. With better and more advanced features, AVG is certainly one anti-virus that is here to stay.   

Pricing

30 Day Free trial

AVG Anti-virus (1 PC,1 Year) $49.99

AVG Internet Security (1 PC,1 Year) $64.99

Performance Test AV Comparatives

  • PC Mark score 97.7
  • Total 185.7
  • Impact score 4.3

Real World Protection

  • Protection Rate 99.6

Features

  • Real-time scanner
  • On-access scanner
  • On-demand scanner
  • Compressed file scanner
  • Scheduled scans
  • Quarantine infected files
  • Auto-clean infected files
  • Script blocking
  • Webmail scanning
  • Instant messaging protection
  • Automatic updates
  • Bootable rescue 
  • External storage devices scanning
  • Registry protection
  • Parental control

Advance Features

AVG utilizes different levels of protection to keep your information secure. It does this by first checking each file against its database of viruses and repairing or blocking it if found. AVG’s virus database is constantly updated and this information is passed to a client’s computer accordingly. Users are prompted to take action once a threat is identified and actions are taken. 

AVG’s file shredder features ensures that all information contained in your files are disposed properly and could not be retrieved for unauthorized use. AVG’s Online Shield protects you online, scanning sites for potential threats and even checks links shared through social media sites.

Slow speeds experienced when playing games which have been attributed to anti-virus software running in the background is a problem of the past. AVG Accelerator fine tune setting to minimize its usage. This different layers of protection, ensures that not only your computer’s integrity is maintained but all your personal information is protected against identity theft. 

  • AVG Online shield
  • File shredder
  • Game mode
  • AVG accelerator
  • AVG enhanced firewall
  • AVG identification protection

Support Services

  • AVG Advisor
  • AVG Auto-fix
  • Phone support

Summary

AVG has long been a trusted name in anti-virus software. Millions of users worldwide have downloaded its free version and it has performed excellently well in protecting computers even in its most basic form. The free version even works better than Windows Defender, preventing malware and blocking known viruses. And if this is an indication of what AVG brings into the table, its paid versions are definitely something that buyers should consider.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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