AVG is a great option for cyberthreat protection, with nearly perfect malware detection scores as well as an extensive feature set. It also includes one of the best firewalls I’ve ever tried as well as a reliable web and email scanner and powerful device optimization features. It does not have parental controls and ransomware protection isn’t reliable. It also can slow down the performance of computers, especially ones with less power.
AVG’s free version offers basic malware protection, but it does not come with an internet scanner or firewall. The basic plan includes an even more comprehensive set of features, while premium plans come with useful features like a system tune-up tool and a VPN.
The mobile apps from AVG come with exclusive features that are not available in the desktop version. For instance the Android application lets you remotely secure and wipe your phone if it gets lost. It also offers a photo vault which can store all of your private pictures and videos in a secure way. Its anti-theft tool is excellent, allowing you to locate your phone and then sound a siren.
The user-friendly interface of AVG allows you to easily navigate through its numerous features. It makes use of well-known headings and thumbnails. In its settings menu, you can adjust the sensitivity of your scan and add or remove formats from the scan. You can also turn on advanced options such as shredding and deep scanning after they’ve been checked. You can also adjust pop-up notifications and set the type of information is shared with AVG and set the “do not disturb” mode to allow full-screen gaming or video-watching.