AVG Antivirus Review
AVG’s malware scanner uses machine learning, heuristics, and an online malware database to detect emerging threats. During our tests it scored high with outstanding deep scan and smart scan performance. It is not as good as its competition in its ability to identify unknown as well as new “zero-day malware”.
After a quick install after which the program starts its “Smart Scan” that performs a general scan of your system to look for threats and malware. It takes around 35 minutes, and it looks at 430,167 files in our test systems. This is lower than other tools, but it’s quite a large number of files.
The program’s modern and clean interface makes starting a scan or navigating its other features simple. It comes with recognizable thumbnails and headings that help you quickly identify what each feature does. Its settings menu is also well-organized and provides customization options, including the ability to modify the degree of sensitivity a deep scan is or configure a data shredder, which adds a choice to Windows’ right-click menu.
Premium subscribers are able to enjoy certain additional features that aren’t included in the free version. These include “Webcam Protection” A feature that blocks access to your camera and makes video calls more secure as www.doniphanwest.org/ma-transactions-can-be-carried-out-effectively-from-almost-any-location-with-online-data-room-providers/ well as “Sensitive Data Shield”, encrypting your private files. Other paid programs from AVG offer fancy extras such as an enhancement of performance or a password manager.
The mobile app from AVG offers a number of advantages, including the capability to remotely wipe or lock an Android device (Android only) as well as a photo vault that lets you securely share files. Its most popular mobile feature is its anti-theft feature. This helps you find a lost smartphone or tablet and can even sound a siren to scare it away.