AVG has a dazzling feature package, solid protection against malware and solid performance across a variety of tests. The free version has few limitations, and the premium version comes with additional features, including the device optimization tool and VPN.
The malware scan of the software employs machine learning and heuristics in order to identify and eliminate any possible threats, including trojans rootkits as well as Cryptojackers. It also shields you from ransomware, phishing attacks and suspicious websites by blocking downloads. AVG’s smart scanners are swift and complete. They will show you a list of “advanced issues” that you can address now, like sensitive items that require password protection, a weak firewall, or a camera which isn’t secured. It’s more aggressive than other high-quality antivirus software in this respect and will prompt you to purchase its paid flavor when you click on any of these issues.
The AV-Test test results are generally good and it was able to detect and protected itself against 100% of the malware during the March and April 2022 tests. However, its performance in detecting zero-day attacks isn’t as good as some of the other highly-rated products I’ve tried, and it can slow down the system.
The free version offers email and web security identity theft monitoring for password leaks, and photo vault features. Additionally, the free AVG Cleaner utility can speed up devices by eliminating junk files. The premium version comes with webcam security and ransomware protection and secure banking and firewall. It also comes with the performance tuneup which speeds up your PC and prolongs battery life and it comes with a VPN to keep you private online.