AVG is one of the most popular antivirus programs around the world. It’s a completely free program that is as effective as other antivirus software. It is simple to install and use, and its interface is not flashy.
The suite comes with many features that protect you against cyber-attacks and malware, but many of them are only accessible if you upgrade to the premium version. AVG’s Support Center can be accessed directly from the program. It features forums, a How-To section, community-based advice, and an online ticket submission. There’s also an exclusive phone line for premium users, though that’s only open during working hours.
The malware scanner utilizes machine learning and heuristics to identify threats that could pass through traditional signature-based detection methods. It can detect rootkits trojans, trojans and worms as well as other malware that could be missed by other scanners. It has an automatic scanning option, a quick scan that does not skip files AVG is sure to be secure, and a more thorough scan that is more thorough but offers more comprehensive security.
AVG’s antiphishing system is extremely effective. It also comes with a firewall that can be configured to block certain ports or applications. It also includes an optimization tool for devices to remove unused applications and speed your PC, and a photo vault for passwords. The anti-theft tools are more advanced than those offered by some competitor programs, allowing you to mark a stolen or lost device as such and track it with GPS. You can also remotely lock or wipe data and set up a siren when you suspect someone has stolen the device.