AVG is a well-known antivirus program around the world. It offers a free product that is just as good as other antivirus software. It’s simple to set up and use, and the user interface is more functional than flashy.
It’s worth noting that although the suite offers a range of features that protect against malware and other cyber threats, some are only available if you decide to upgrade to the premium version. AVG’s support centre is accessible directly from the client and includes a forum, how-to sections as well as community-based advice and an online ticket submission form. There’s also an on-line number for premium users but it’s only accessible during normal business hours.
The malware scanner utilizes machine learning and heuristics in order to identify threats that could be missed by traditional signature-based detection methods. It can detect rootkits as well as worms, trojans and other sophisticated malware. It also has an auto-scan function that runs automatically, a quick scan that ignores files AVG recognizes as safe and a more thorough scan designed to last longer but give you more protection.
The technology used by AVG’s anti-phishing is reliable and has an upgraded firewall that can be set to stop specific ports or programs. It also has a device optimization tool that can remove unused apps and help speed up the PC. It also has a photo vault that stores passwords. Its anti-theft capabilities are superior to those offered by some competitor programs, allowing you to mark a stolen or lost device as such and track it using GPS. You can also set a siren, and remotely lock the device, or erase the data if you suspect someone of stealing it.