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AVG Antivirus Review

AVG is a well-known antivirus program across the globe. It is a great free program as well as a comprehensive suite of security tools that competes with the best suites from Bitdefender and McAfee. It is easy to install and use, and its interface is not flashy.

It’s worth noting that although the suite includes a number of features that protect against malware and other cyber-related threats, many are only available if you opt to upgrade to the premium version. AVG’s Support Center is available directly from the program. It features forums, a how-to section, community advice and an online ticket submission. There is also a phone line dedicated to premium users however it’s only available during normal business hours.

The malware scanner makes use of machine learning and heuristics in order to detect threats that may pass through traditional signature-based detection methods. It can detect rootkits as well as worms, trojans and other sophisticated malware. It comes with an auto-scan feature that runs automatically for a quick scan that skips over files AVG is sure are safe, and a deep scan that’s designed to run longer but provide more thorough protection.

AVG’s antiphishing system is extremely effective. It also comes with a firewall that can be set up in order to block certain ports or programs. AVG also has an optimization tool for devices that can get rid of unneeded programs and speed up the PC and an image vault that can store passwords. The anti-theft tools are more advanced than many of its competitors, allowing users to remotely track a stolen or lost device through GPS. You can also set a siren, and remotely lock the device, or erase the data if you suspect someone of taking it.

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