AVG antivirus is a tool which protects against viruses ransomware, and other threats. It also scans websites to identify links that may be dangerous. It’s available on PCs and Macs and comes with an application for mobile phones for Android and iOS devices.
The antivirus software for free offers most of the features you’d expect from an modern virus scanner, such as real-time protection that scans received and sent emails and directories, scans files and directories for potential malicious code and quarantines any infected files. It has a more robust firewall than other free alternatives, and allows you to control and set rules for specific applications. It identifies private and public networks to apply a distinct level of security. It also provides a variety alerts, including data leak protection, port scan alerts and ARM spoofing warnings.
AVG’s performance tuning tools can aid your computer in speeding it up and clear out junk files and extend battery life. It can also help keep your programs up to date, preventing them from becoming obsolete and vulnerable to vulnerabilities. The premium versions of AVG antivirus offer additional features, such as safer banking, or a VPN that secures web browsing.
The interface of AVG has a clean design, with clearly identifiable headings and thumbnails to provide a quick overview of what the program is protecting you against. It’s easy to launch a basic scan or other more extensive checks, however accessing other features requires through a confusing menu system. It’s also a bit disappointing that AVG doesn’t offer a technical telephone support line that is common among other suites.