AVG Antivirus Review
AVG is a top option for security against cyberattacks. It has a great feature pack, excellent scores for malware protection, and a reasonable cost. There were some negative aspects, like it being heavy on system’s resources and having a couple of false positives.
AVG’s interface is simple and easy to understand design. Its dashboard will let you know whether your PC is protected and lets you run a manual scanner through its menu. You can alter the scans and notifications. You can also black-list or white-list applications and choose what information AVG will share with its parent company. AVG offers a variety of extra tools, such as shredders for documents and an option of no disturbance that prevents you from being disturbed when playing games or watching movies.
Its security features include firewalls, an anti-virus scanner, a password manager, and a social media protection that flags suspicious links or messages. The anti-phishing and ransomware security is near perfect and its Enhanced Firewall has additional functionality such as data leak protection as well as ARM Spoofing alerts. The firewall is extremely robust for public networks because it makes use of machine learning to determine what is normal and what’s not and then adjust automatically.
AVG offers a variety of support options, including a forum, online community as well as a comprehensive Knowledge Base. You can also contact its customer service via email or chat options on the site. The free version doesn’t come with annoying upgrade prompts, however you will be forced to endure pop-up ads when using the program.