AVG internet security provides an impressive suite of tools for keeping your computer secure, however it isn’t able to differentiate itself from its rivals. The smart scan is effective, as it checks for a range of issues such as unsafe browser extensions as well as unsecured websites that could be gateways to malware. However, it falls short of its competitors in other areas like detecting fake websites trying to take your information.
The program is simple to install and use, with a simple interface that looks stunning on any device, and works great regardless of whether you have a touchscreen or not. The five security features that come in the full version that include Computer, Web & Email, Hacker Attacks, Privacy and Payments – are grouped together into categories that are easy to navigate on the main dashboard. They are further subdivided into sub-categories, such as webcam protection and password protection.
If you’re looking at additional features, you can opt to add on premium phone support and TuneUp tools for a nominal cost. There’s a version with a VPN added for an additional fee.
It’s quite aggressive and, regardless of which plan you choose, some options are not accessible unless you upgrade to a higher-end product. For example, if you opt for the free version AVG Internet Security you’ll be encouraged to install Google Chrome and AVG SafePrice. Check the terms and conditions before downloading any software. You may get something that isn’t as powerful as you expected.