AVG is among the most renowned antivirus software programs in the world. It’s a completely free program that is as good as any other antivirus software. It’s easy to install and use, and the interface is simple and not flashy.
It’s worth noting that although AVG’s suite comes with a variety of features that protect against malware and other cyber-related threats, many are only available if you opt to upgrade to the premium version. AVG’s Support Center is accessible straight from the software. It has an online forum, a help section, community advice, and an online ticket submission. There’s also a designated phone line for premium customers, though that’s only open during working hours.
The malware scanner makes use of machine learning and heuristics to detect threats that might be missed by traditional signature-based detection methods. It can detect rootkits as well as worms, trojans as well as other sophisticated malware. It also has an auto-scan function that runs automatically for a quick scan that ignores files AVG recognizes as safe and a more thorough scan designed to last longer but offer more comprehensive protection.
AVG’s antiphishing system is extremely effective. It also has a firewall that can be configured to block certain ports or programs. It also has an optimization tool for devices that can get rid of unneeded programs and speed up the PC. It also has a photo vault that stores passwords. The anti-theft tools are superior to those offered by rival programs, allowing you mark a lost or stolen device as such and monitor it using GPS. You can also remotely lock or wipe data and set up a siren if you suspect someone has stolen the device.