AVG is one of the most well-known antivirus software programs available. It offers a free product that is just as good as other antivirus software. It’s easy to setup and use, and the user interface is more functional than flashy.

The software comes with several features that protect you against cyber-attacks and malware but the majority of them are only available to you if upgrade to the premium version. The Support Center of AVG is accessible straight from the software. It includes forums, a How-To section, community assistance, and an online ticket submission. There’s also a dedicated phone line for premium users, but only during working hours.

The malware scanner uses heuristic analysis and machine learning to identify potential threats that might slip through traditional signature-based detection systems. It is able to detect rootkits trojans, trojans and worms as well as other sophisticated malware that may be missed by other scanners. It comes with an auto-scan feature that runs on autopilot and a speedy scan that ignores files AVG is sure are safe, and a deep scan that’s designed to take longer, but provide greater protection.

The antiphishing technology of AVG is highly effective. It also has a firewall that can be configured to block specific ports or programs. It also includes an optimization tool for devices that can remove unused apps and speed up the PC as well as a photo vault which stores passwords. Its anti-theft features are more advanced than those offered by some competitor applications, allowing users to mark a lost or stolen device as such and remotely track it with GPS. You can also set a siren and remotely lock the device or wipe the data if you suspect someone of taking it.