AVG is a powerful program that offers a broad range of features, good security against malware, and excellent performance in countless tests. The free version isn’t as extensive in options, while the premium version provides additional options, such as the device optimization tool and VPN.
The software’s malware scan uses machine learning and heuristics in order to find and eliminate any potential threats including trojans rootkits and Cryptojackers. It also protects against attacks like phishing, ransomware and suspicious websites by blocking downloads. The smart scans of AVG are fast and thorough, and they show a variety of “advanced issues” which you can address right now, such as securing items that require protected with passwords, a vulnerable webcam or an inadequate firewall. It’s more aggressive than other high-quality antivirus scanners in this regard and will prompt you to buy its paid flavor in the event that you click on one of these issues.
The AV-Test results are generally excellent, and it detected and protected against all malware during the March and April 2022 tests. However its performance in detecting zero-day attacks is lagging behind the other top-rated products I’ve tested, and it may slow the system.
The free version comes with security for email and websites identity theft monitoring of passwords leaked to the public photo vaulting, as well as AVG Cleaner, which can help speed up your device through the elimination of junk data. The premium version includes webcam security and protection against ransomware and secure banking and a firewall. It also includes a performance tuning tool that improves the performance of your PC and helps extend battery, and a VPN to ensure your privacy online.