AVG internet security provides an impressive suite of tools for keeping your computer safe, but it’s not able to distinguish itself from the other. The smart scan is effective, as it checks for a range of issues like unsafe browser extensions and unsecure web pages that could act as gateways to malware. However, it is not as effective of rival products in other areas, such as detecting fake websites that try to steal your personal information.
The software is simple to install and use. It has a straightforward interface that looks stunning on any device. It works flawlessly whether you have a touch screen or not. The five protections that are included in the entire package – Computer Internet & Emails, Hacker attacks, Privacy and Payments are grouped into basic categories. They are further divided into sub-categories such as password protection and webcam protection.
You can upgrade to premium support for your phone or TuneUp tools for a small fee if you want extra features. There’s even a version which comes with the option of a VPN at a cost.
The upselling is highly competitive and, regardless of which plan you choose certain features aren’t available until you upgrade to the higher-tier product. If you choose the free version of AVG Internet Security will prompt you to install Google Chrome or AVG SafePrice. Be sure to read the terms and conditions before downloading any software. You may end up having something that is not as powerful as you expected.