AVG Antivirus Review

AVG is one of the most popular antivirus software programs in the world. It’s a completely free program that is just as good as other antivirus software. It’s simple to install and use, and its interface is functional and not flashy.

The suite comes with several features that protect you against cyber-attacks and malware however, most of them will only be available if you upgrade to the premium version. The Support Center of AVG is accessible straight from the software. It offers an online forum, a help section, community assistance, and an online ticket submission. There’s also a telephone line dedicated to premium users, but it’s only available during working hours.

The malware scanner employs heuristic analysis and machine learning to detect potential threats that may pass traditional signature-based detection systems. It can identify rootkits, trojans, worms and other complex malware that might be missed by other scanners. It also has an auto-scan function that runs automatically, a quick scan that does not scan files AVG is sure are safe, and a more thorough scan designed to take longer but offer more comprehensive protection.

AVG’s antiphishing technology is very efficient. It also comes with firewalls that can be configured in order to block certain ports or programs. It also includes a device optimization tool that can get rid of unneeded programs and speed up the PC, as well as a photo vault that stores passwords. Its anti-theft features are more advanced than the ones offered by other software, allowing you to mark a stolen or lost device as such and track it with GPS. You can also remotely wipe or lock data and install a siren if you suspect that someone has stolen the device.