AVG Antivirus; an active shield against malwares

AVG Antivirus

AVG (Anti-Virus Guard) is a cyber-security solution developed by AVG technologies. This organization is a sub-branch of Avast. AVG is compatible for Windows, macOS and Android.  AVG antivirus mainly consists of three different products. Apart from providing security from viruses and malwares, they help you to secure you privacy and boost the performance of the system.

AVG is one among the best defender software available in the market. They offer protection for more than one device in a single package.

AVG has always topped the list when the test labs listed the best threat protection softwares. They have the capability to block all kinds of threats and attacks even if it is known or unknown. The labs have certified that AVG safeguards your device from 99% of attacks. They can also protect you from zero day attacks effectively. By analysing the performance, AVG stands above other big softwares like McAfee, Kaspersky etc.

AVG is basically developed to prevent malicious hacks and malware attacks. When these are under control all the other exploits are taken care of. Once you have installed the software, it actively runs in the background and keeps examining the files and folders and alerts you when any suspicious activity is found. With AVG security, nothing happens in your system without your knowledge.

With the turbo scan option, you can perform the scans instantly. They neglect the files which were scanned during the full scan and scan the remaining files and folder. If any threat was detected, AVG sends them to the Threat Lab team to investigate their behaviour.

AVG provides advanced firewall system that prevents suspicious activities and traffic from affecting your system. They also help your to thwart ransomware attacks. Ransomware attacks are increasing these days and they are considered as one of the dangerous strategies of attacks. Ransomware prevention feature consists of regular scan option and a special folder which is encrypted. In this folder, you can upload all the files, photos, documents such that no one can access them without your permission. You also have the freedom to choose the programs that can make changes to these files.

The impressive feature of AVG is its Payment Protection. They monitors the activities while doing any transactions or shopping. If any suspicious behaviour is found, it automatically notifies you prevent you from entering those sites. They also protect your device from email spams and scams.

Advantages  

  • It has a very simple interface. Even a beginner can use it easily.
  • You can choose different features without paying them.
  • They work equally efficient in Windows, Mac and Android.
  • Users can customize them according to their needs.
  • They are fast and reliable. They block 99% of malware without slowing down the performance of the system.

Disadvantages

  • The free version of the software only provides basic protection.
  • They are not compatible with iOS.
  • They performance scan is a bit slow.
  • The upgraded version of the software is much expensive.

Versions

  • AVG Antivirus Free: This is the free antivirus software of AVG. They are also available for Mac and provides the same features and functions as that of Windows and Android.
  • AVG Internet Security: This version is available for Rs.5, 100 per year. This is one of the highest yearly packages available for an antivirus. They don’t have much attractive features that they are compatible with all the Windows functioning devices. They have the money back policy. If you did not like the software, you money will be refunded within 30 days.
  • AVG Ultimate: This is the most expensive package of AVG. This cost around Rs.14, 600 per year. The difference in rates is because the Ultimate version has compatibility option and TuneUp tool. For this package, there is no money back guarantee.

Basic features

  • Real-time malware protection
  • Protection against phishing websites and malicious URLs.
  • Wi-Fi protection
  • Tool bar remover
  • Improved firewall
  • Ransomware protection
  • Webcam security
  • Anti-spam
  • Website cleaner

Note: There were controversies with this software that it has been allegedly spying on their user’s data and leaking them for the corporate companies. Due to the same reason, Google and Mozilla have removed their web extension with this software.

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