AVG has a dazzling feature set, solid malware protection, and solid performance across a range of tests. The free version has a few issues, while the premium version includes additional features, including the device optimization tool and VPN.
The software’s malware scanner uses machine learning and heuristic analyses to identify and remove any potential dangers, such as trojans cryptojackers and rootkits. It also shields you from ransomware, phishing attacks and malicious websites by blocking downloads. AVG’s smart scanners are fast and complete. They show a list of “advanced problems” that you can solve immediately, including items that require password protection, a vulnerable firewall, or a webcam which isn’t secured. It’s more aggressive than other high-quality antivirus software in this regard. If you click on one of these issues, it’ll suggest you to buy the paid version.
Its AV Test results are generally good. It detected and protected 100% of the malware during the March and April 2022 testing. Its performance in detecting zero-day malware is lower than that of the top-rated products that I’ve tried. It can also slow down the system.
The free version includes web and email protection identity theft monitoring, leaked passwords and photo vault features. Additionally, the free AVG Cleaner utility speeds up devices by eliminating junk files. The premium version increases the security features by incorporating webcam and ransomware protection more secure banking and an upgraded firewall. It also comes with performance tuning that speeds up your PC and helps extend battery life, as well as a VPN for privacy online.