AVG is one of the most well-known antivirus software programs around the world. It is a great free service as well as a comprehensive set of security tools that competes with the best suites from Bitdefender and McAfee. It is easy to install and use, and its interface is practical and not flashy.
The suite includes a number features that help safeguard you from cyber-attacks and malware, but most of them will only be available when you upgrade to the premium version. AVG’s Support Center is available directly through the software. It features a forum, a how-to section, community assistance, and an online ticket submission. There is also a phone line for premium users but it’s only accessible during working hours.
The malware scanner employs machine learning and heuristics to detect threats that could be missed by traditional signature-based detection methods. It is able to detect rootkits trojans, trojans and worms as well as other sophisticated malware that may be missed by other scanners. It offers an automatic scan option, a quick scan that doesn’t skip files AVG is confident of being safe, and a more thorough scan that takes longer but provides more thorough security.
AVG’s antiphishing system is extremely efficient. It also has firewalls that can be set up in order to block certain ports or programs. It also comes with a device optimization tool to remove unneeded programs and speed your PC, and a password vault that can be used to store photos. Its anti-theft features are more advanced than some of its competitors that allow users to remotely track a stolen or lost device by using GPS. You can also remotely lock or wipe data and set up a siren when you suspect that someone has stolen the device.