The Good: A well-known and reliable brand name, AVG Antivirus 2018 provides one of the most capable antivirus programs, capable of finding and eliminating practically all malware attacks on a clean system. The toolbar offers interesting features such as Facebook view, secure searching and do not track. On top of that, it is very frequently updated to ensure all of the latest viruses and malware are detected and removed.
The Bad: Poor installation on medium and heavily malware-invested systems.
The Verdict: Highly capable, very user-friendly and great at detecting a wide-range of viruses and malware. AVG is definitely one of the better antivirus products and lives up to its reputation as one.
AVG is a well-known brand that is used the world over by both businesses and individuals. It provides a great free virus scanner on its website, but this doesn’t contain many of the very attractive features of the paid version.
AVG gives great coverage against all major and minor viruses along with constant and frequent updates to allow you to stay protected against all of the newest dangers. Multiple layers of protection are present and make it much harder for viruses to infect your computer or for malicious files to be accidentally installed or given a chance to creep in.
AVG firstly contains standard, but powerful antivirus software – It will sweep the computer and look for suspicious files and deal with them either by itself or depending on how you choose for it to. A second layer, called AVG Resident Shield, flags up whenever you try to access infected or suspicious files. AVG has a huge database on potential threats and what isn’t a threat, so it won’t be hassling you every time you try to open something, rather it is extremely accurate and will give you little to no interference in your daily routine or when installing safe programs.
On zero-day (the very first day) new viruses are detected by AVG’s cloud system and update your AVG virus scanner providing immediate protection to any new or growing threats, and in the event one is detected, AVG will provide an Auto-Fix button, which will clear or disinfect whatever is infected and return to its standard operating state, allowing for quick and robust security against even the newest of threats.
AVG is also non-invasive and cleverly chooses the best times to scan your computer when it’s most idle, and this makes it resource-light. It also provides great online features, from having dedicated social networking link protection through to protecting gamer’s online profiles from hacking and keeping itself from scanning or popping up during playing sessions. AVG contains something for everyone and is a highly recommended and quality security software that will undoubtedly prevent and cure many if not all problems you might encounter online with regards to malware and viruses.
Windows XP SP2 and above, including Windows 8.
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