AVG is a popular antivirus program that is widely used around the world. It offers a free product that is just as good as other antivirus software. It’s easy to setup and use, and its user interface is functional rather than flashy.
It’s worth noting that although the suite includes a number of features that guard against malware and other cyber threats, some are only available if you opt to upgrade to the premium version. AVG’s support center can be accessed directly through the software client and includes forums, how-to sections as well as community assistance and an online form for submitting tickets. There’s also a designated phone number for premium users, though that’s only open during business hours.
The malware scanner uses machine learning and heuristics Home Page in order to detect threats that might escape detection using signature-based methods. It can detect rootkits as well as worms, trojans as well as other sophisticated malware. It also has an auto-scan function that runs automatically as well as a fast scan that ignores files AVG is confident are safe, and a deep scan that’s designed to take longer but provide more thorough protection.
The antiphishing technology of AVG is highly effective. It also has a firewall that can be configured to block certain ports or applications. It also includes an optimization tool for devices to remove unused applications and speed your PC, as well as password vaults for photos. The anti-theft tools are superior to the ones offered by other software, allowing you to identify a stolen or lost device as such and track it with GPS. You can also set a siren, and remotely lock the device or erase the data in case you suspect someone of taking it.