AVG Internet Security review
AVG Internet Security is much more robust than the free version. A yearly subscription gives you access to advanced perks like ransomware encryption, an enhanced two-way firewall, and payment protection to help you shop safely.
Features and flaws
AVG Internet Security has some impressive features, like an advanced AI that identifies and stops new malicious software that hasn’t been cataloged. You’ll also get access to phishing and spam protection for your email. AVG integrates with email clients like Microsoft Outlook to automatically send any phishing or spam messages into a separate folder.
Internet Security’s enhanced firewall also protects you from hacker attacks. The firewall works in two ways. First, it blocks attacks from hackers who attempt to steal your private files, like sensitive documents or photos. Secondly, it makes sure that programs running on your system aren’t misusing your internet connection.
Plus, if you’re looking for an antivirus program for Android, you’re in luck. AVG Internet Security lets you lock private apps and photos on your phone, keeps potential thieves away from your personal information, and lets you locate your phone if it’s stolen (or if you can’t remember whether or not you left it in the car again).
Although AVG includes PCs, Macs, and Android devices in its covered devices, your Mac won’t get the same coverage as your Windows computer—AVG covers Macs only in its free, basic suite.
AVG Internet Security covers up to 10 devices for $79.99 a year. That’s pretty in line with the higher tiers of other antivirus programs—both Bitdefender Internet Security and Kaspersky Internet Security are the same price—but AVG offers a little less.
At the same level as AVG Internet Security, Bitdefender and Kaspersky offer bonuses like parental control and limited VPN access. Both also offer a significant discount for your first year as a subscriber.
ASecureLife’s recommendation: AVG Internet Security is pretty comparable to other big-name antivirus suites—looking at you, Kaspersky—although it’s a bit pricier considering its coverage. Still, it makes a great fit if you’re looking for malware protection for multiple PCs and Android devices.
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