Exclusively review of AVG Antivirus.
AVG AntiVirus is one of the better security products on the market but due to a few flaws, such as an unusually heavy system impact during scans, it’s not quite the best.
- Great scan customization options
- High threat detection rates
- Can be used for free
- Premium version is pricey
- Noticeable system impact
- Throws up more false-positive alerts than competitors
With over 200 million users, AVG Antivirus is easily one of the most popular antivirus software platforms in the world. It’s part of the Avast family of security products which includes the similarly well-known Avast Antivirus package.
AVG Antivirus shares the same core technology as other Avast programs but has its own unique user-interface design. With the free version of this software, you’ll get access to important features such as virus-detection, PC performance checks, and rapid security updates.
However, some useful antivirus tools can only be accessed by upgrading to a paid AVG product. For example, you’ll need to purchase AVG Internet Security to block web-cam snoopers, get enhanced firewalls, or block fake eCommerce websites.
Costs and What’s Covered
AVG Antivirus Free is the most basic version of this platform and can run on modern Windows, Os X, and Android devices. Because it uses the same AVG threat database as premium AVG programs to uncover dangerous viruses before they do damage to your devices, for most users it will provide plenty of protection.