AVG is a good choice for protection against cyberattacks. It offers a good feature set, high scores for malware protection and is priced at a reasonable price. It also had some bad points, such as being heavy on the system resources, and some false positives.
The interface of AVG is simple and easy to understand design. Its dashboard informs you that your computer is secured, and allows you to run a manual scan through its menu. The settings allow you to customize scans and notifications as well as white- or black-list apps, and configure what data AVG shares with its parent company. AVG comes with a range of additional tools, such as shredders for documents and a mode of non-disruption that prevents you from being disturbed when playing games or watching films.
Its security features include firewalls, an antivirus scanner and a password manager and a social network security that flags suspicious links or messages. The anti-phishing and ransomware security is near perfect and its Enhanced Firewall has additional functionality such as data leak protection as well as ARM Spoofing alerts. The firewall is especially robust for public networks because it employs machine-learning to discern what is normal and not and adapts automatically.
AVG offers a variety of support options, such as forums, online communities and a vast Knowledge Base. You can also contact its customer service via email or through a chat feature on the website. The free version isn’t overloaded with annoying upgrade prompts, but you’ll have to put up advertisements when using the application.