AVG Antivirus Review

With millions of subscribers worldwide, AVG Antivirus is easily one of the most used antivirus software platforms. Whereas other antivirus software like Bullguard antivirus, Avira Antivirus, and Norton Antivirus, boasts of a few million uses, AVD Antivirus has close to 300 million users in the world. The antivirus is among the Avast collection of security products, which consists of the equally popular Avast Antivirus system.

AVG Antivirus has a similar working system as other members of the Avast security program. However, what makes it stand out from the rest is its responsive user interface. The antivirus software comes with mouth watering features that will give you the security and protection you desire.  The software comes in two distinct packages; free and premium version. The free version comes with capable features like virus scans, computer performance scans, as well as quick security updates.

AVG Antivirus Review

AVG Antivirus Review

The premium version, on the other hand, comes with a set of robust features in addition to the markers you get from the paid version. However, some of the extra antivirus options are only accessible when you upgrade to a paid AVG product. Some of these additional features; blocking unauthorized webcam access, advanced firewalls, ad blocks, and more

Pros

  • Third-party testing companies praise this antivirus for its impressive performance in testing.
  • The interface is straightforward; even your child will understand it.
  • You can choose between the different features of the package without having to pay for them all.
  • Clients for Windows, Mac, and Android applications are excellent.
  • Users can customize AVG Antivirus according to their preferences.
  • Fast, reliable, and “beats” 99% of malware without “melting” the computer.

Cons

  • The free version only offers basic protection.
  • Unfortunately, it is not available on iOS. However, the Android mobile app is excellent.
  • Performance analysis is entirely unnecessary.
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Features

Like McAfee Antivirus, Emsisoft Antivirus, and Bitdefender Antivirus, the free AVG Antivirus can run on a number of devices (smartphones and PC). Since the antivirus shares similar database with AVG threats as well as other premium AVG programs, it has the ability to detect harmful viruses before they can inflict any potential damage to your device. So even in its most basic form, it will offer excellent protection for most of the users.

To get the best AVG experience, upgrade to AVG Ultimate. This is the AVG Internet Security package reinforced with AVG TuneUp. Together they work hand in hand to remove unnecessary data from your device, boost your battery life, among other things.

Antivirus Protection

The AVG Antivirus offers real-time protection. The antivirus is designed with scanning tools that work in real-time to go through your device and compare its files against an extensive database of malware signatures. When it comes in contact with a suspicious file that is not a known virus, the antivirus uses a robust monitoring system to know if it is a threat and a risk to your device.

After installing the free version of AVG Antivirus, you have protection against spyware and malware hidden in e-mail attachments. Mind you, you will have to get the premium AVG Internet Security to unlock tailored protection against specific ransomware viruses.

By installing AVG Antivirus, you also get the chance to use the very effective AVG Secure Browser. The browser has very close similarities to Google Chrome. Still, it offers more by protecting you against data pilfering, forced ads, tracking, and more.

Antivirus Performance

Thanks to the combination of previously different antivirus engines from Avast and AVG, AVG Antivirus performs well when it comes to detecting new and known security threats. However, it is not a market leader; you may want to look elsewhere for optimal protection.

There are several reports that speak highly of AVG Antivirus’ performance. In a comparative test carried out between  AVG, Bitdefender Antivirus, Panda Antivirus, and other known antivirus, AVG came out tops by blocking all of the malware used for the test.

User Interface               

AVG antivirus comes with a user-friendly interface. The basic menu gives you an array of options that you can easily make use of. You can easily select between running a free scan or do a more comprehensive scan. There are six different scanning options to choose from, including basic scan, computer scan, and more advanced options like startup scan, which will alert you to any malicious applications loaded before Windows starts.

There is also a scheduled scan option lets you set a plan for your PC. The option is simple and, at the same time, very advance in the way it acts. This function allows you to pick a time for scanning multiple devices and decide which areas in your device you want to be examined.

You can also determine in advance how potential threats are handled and save the custom scan to start it manually in the future. Once saved, the scan will appear next to the traditional scan types on the menu. In short, it is an excellent option for advanced users who want complete control over the security of their system.

Conclusion

AVG Antivirus is one of the leading Antivirus tools in the world today. It is responsive, easy to use, user-friendly, and does a good job of offering real-time protection on your devices. This antivirus package has one of the cleanest user interfaces on the market today. It remains an excellent option for advanced users who want to customize their threat monitoring system fully.

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