AVG offers a powerful feature package, strong malware protection and excellent performance in a variety of tests. The free version is limited in options, while the premium version provides more options like a device optimizing tool and VPN.
The malware scanner of the software uses machine learning and heuristic analysis to find and eliminate any threats, including trojans cryptojackers, and rootkits. It also protects against ransomware, phishing attacks and malicious websites by blocking downloads. AVG’s smart scanners are fast and comprehensive. They display a number “advanced problems” that you can fix right now, including sensitive items that require password protection, a vulnerable firewall, or a webcam which isn’t secured. It’s more aggressive than other top antivirus software in this regard. If you click on any of these issues, it will prompt you buy the paid version.
Its AV Test results are generally excellent. It was able to detect and protect 100% of the malware during March and April 2022 testing. However its performance in detecting 0-day attacks is not as good as the other highly-rated products I’ve tried, and sometimes it slows the system.
The free version offers security for email and websites Identity theft monitoring of leaked passwords Photo vaulting, and AVG Cleaner, which can help speed up your device by clearing junk data. The premium version boosts security features with webcam protection and ransomware, safer banking and an enhanced firewall. It also includes an optimization of performance that accelerates your PC’s performance and extends battery life, and it also includes an VPN to protect your identity online.