The software’s malware scanner uses machine learning and heuristic analysis in order to detect and eliminate any threats, including trojans, cryptojackers, and rootkits. It also protects against ransomware, phishing attacks and malicious websites by blocking downloads. AVG’s smart scans are quick and complete, and they display a number of «advanced issues» which you can address right now, such as securing items that must be password-protected, a vulnerable webcam or weak firewall. It’s more aggressive than some other top antivirus software in this respect. If you click on any of these issues, it will prompt you to buy the paid version.
The tests by AV-Test are generally top-quality as it detected and protected against 100% of the malware in the March and April 2022 tests. However, its performance in detecting zero-day attacks lags behind some of the other top-rated products I’ve tested, and it sometimes slows down the system.
The free version provides email and web security and identity theft monitoring for passwords that have been leaked photo vaulting and AVG Cleaner, which can help speed up your device through the elimination of unnecessary data. The premium version enhances security features, including webcam protection and ransomware, safer banking and an upgraded firewall. It also comes with performance tuning that increases the speed of your computer and increases battery life, and an VPN for privacy online.