AVG is a powerful program that offers a broad range of features, good security against malware, and a solid performance in numerous tests. The free version comes with a couple of drawbacks, while the premium version includes additional features such as the device optimization tool and VPN.

The malware scanner in the software utilizes machine learning and heuristics to identify and eliminate any potential threats including trojans rootkits and Cryptojackers. It also protects you from ransomware-related attacks, phishing, and suspicious websites. AVG’s smart scans are fast as well as thorough. They provide a range of «advanced issues» which you can address now, such as sensitive items that require password-protected, a vulnerable webcam or a weak firewall. It’s more invasive than other top-quality antivirus programs in this respect. If you click on any of these issues, it will prompt you buy the paid version.

Its AV Test results are generally high. It was able to identify and block 100% of the malware during the March and April 2022 testing. Its performance in detecting zero-day attacks is lower than some of the top-rated programs that I’ve tried. It can also slow down the system.

The free version provides security for email and websites, identity theft monitoring of leaked passwords photo vaulting, as well as AVG Cleaner, which will help speed up your device by deleting junk data. The premium version increases security features with webcam protection and ransomware secure banking, as well as an enhanced firewall. It also comes with performance tuning that speeds up your computer and extends battery, and a VPN to protect your privacy online.

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