September 17, 2023

AVG Antivirus Review

AVG antivirus has a simple modern interface that is easy to use. It provides an overview of your device’s current status, and provides clear messages telling you the virus definitions that are up-to-date and if it is active. AVG scans external storage for malware and other threats. It also performs performance tuning that speeds up your system by eliminating junk files and increasing battery life.

Premium plans from AVG include more powerful features that offer the best security experience. The paid plan, for example provides anti-ransomware protection to protect your data and files from hackers who steal money by hijacking your device. In addition, AVG Ultimate includes web and email protection to stop attacks of phishing and spam. A file shredder is also included along with more secure banking and webcam security.

AVG users can avail of a variety of free features, such as the photo vault, which stores images in an encoded format, as well as cleaning tools to optimize Android devices by removing junk files. However, the majority of the other features are available only to subscribers who pay. This includes an identity-protection function that detects leaks of passwords and the ability to remotely locate a lost device, as well more advanced antitheft tools such as a camera trap which secretly captures a photo of anyone trying to steal the device.

AVG’s powerful security against malware is confirmed by a solid track record in the AV-Test monthly tests. This includes a perfect score on the most recent test, which was conducted in March and April this year.