AVG antivirus is a tool which protects against viruses ransomware and other threats. It also scans websites and detects links that may be dangerous. It is available for Macs and PCs, as well as an application for mobile phones for Android and iOS devices.
The antivirus software AVG for free comes with the majority of features that you would expect from a modern antivirus. It checks emails sent and received and scans directories and files for malicious code, and blocks the infected. It also comes with a sophisticated firewall that is more robust than other free options and enables you to define and manage rules for specific applications. It distinguishes between public and private networks to apply a distinct level of security, and offers a range of advanced alerts, such as data leak protection port scan alerts, data leak protection and ARM warnings for spoofing.
AVG’s interface has a clean layout, with easily identifiable thumbnails and headings that give you a quick overview of what the program is protecting you from. It’s easy to start a basic check or another more thorough one. However, accessing additional options requires navigating through an unwieldy menu system. It’s also unfortunate that AVG does not have a technical phone support number, which is typical of other suites.