AVG Antivirus Review

AVG has a dazzling feature set, solid malware protection and solid performance in a variety of tests. The free version isn’t as extensive in features, whereas the premium version provides more options such as an optimization tool for devices and VPN.

The malware scan of the software employs machine learning and heuristics to identify and eliminate any possible threats, including trojans rootkits as well as Cryptojackers. It also guards against ransomware attacks, phishing and suspicious websites. AVG’s smart scanners are fast and comprehensive. They show a list of “advanced problems” which you can resolve right now, including sensitive items that require password protection, a vulnerable firewall, or a camera which isn’t secured. It’s more aggressive than the other top-quality antivirus scanners in this area, and it will prompt you to purchase its paid version when you click on any of these issues.

Its AV Test results are generally good. It was able to identify and block 100% of malware during March and April 2022 testing. However its performance in detecting zero-day attacks lags behind some of the other best-rated software I’ve tested and sometimes it slows the system.

The free version offers web and email protection identity theft monitoring, passwords that were leaked and photo vault features. Additionally, the free AVG Cleaner utility helps speed up devices by eliminating junk files. The premium version enhances the security features with webcam and ransomware protection more secure banking and an upgraded firewall. It also comes with performance tuning tool that speeds up your PC and helps extend battery life, and an VPN for privacy online.