AVG Antivirus Review

AVG antivirus features a contemporary, simple interface that is simple to use. It displays a summary of your device’s status, with clear messages that tell you the virus definitions that are up to date and if it is active. AVG also checks for malware and other threats on external storage, and performs the performance tuneup to speed up the system by removing junk data and prolonging the battery’s life.

Premium plans from AVG offer more robust features and an overall better security experience. For example, the paid plan offers anti-ransomware protection to ensure your data and files remain secure from hackers that extort money by stealing your device. AVG Ultimate also includes web and email security to protect against phishing and spam. A file shredder is included, as are better security for banking and webcams.

Among the free features available to AVG users is the photo vault, which stores photos in a protected format, and an optimizer that helps Android devices by deleting junk files. However, the majority of the program’s other features are limited to paid subscribers. This includes an identity-protection feature which monitors password leaks, and the capability to remotely locate lost phones as well as more advanced antitheft tools such as camera traps that 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 monthly tests of AV-Test. This includes a perfect score in the last test that was conducted in March and April this year.