The free AVG virus protection we know of was born in 1991 and is now considerably one of the best rated antivirus. AVG has offices in the United Kingdom and United States as well as other parts of the world.
In 2018, the AVG free virus protection software is amongst the top-performing free antivirus software security suites in the market.
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Is AVG Antivirus 2018 Any Good?
Well known and respected independent IT-security institute “AV-Test” brute tested the 2018 AVG antivirus and scored it high based on its ability to protect the consumer from known threats.
Among the tests that AV-Test ran was for usability. The results show that when stacked against other antivirus software suites, AVG has proven to be a top performer.
For new users, figuring out AVG won’t be an issue.
AVG AntiVirus Security Software 2018 Has Multiple Layers of Protection
The first security layer is traditional antivirus code which analyses threats by matching each signature to a frequently updated database of known threats. Adware and spyware are also handled by the first layer.
The second layer of AVG antivirus protection is Resident Shield. This tool helps to prevent you from opening infected files you might download knowingly or unknowingly from the internet. The information highway is facing new threats every day.
Some of these threats haven’t been added into the databases of any antivirus companies. Luckily, AVG gives its users the option to opt in to share zero-day data so they can receive immediate updates to their AVG software’s signature database.
Doing this protects you from zero-day attacks. If an error ever occurs, you will see a security pop up with an alert with an Auto-Fix button. If you press the button, AVG will reset and go back to the last known best protection mode.
AVG 2018 won’t intrude on you when you’re not expecting it
Instead, AVG watches your computers idle time before it starts running a scan. AVG already knows what it’s already scanned so it’ll ignore any files that were previously scanned and deemed safe. There’s no need to worry about wasted scan time anymore. Game Mode: When you use game mode, you don’t need to worry about AVG updates or scans affecting your network speeds.
AVG Antivirus 2018 Can Protect You from More Than Just a Few Internet Threats
There are a few features that come with AVG antivirus that are worth noting. Example: AVG Social Network Protection. Upon installation, this is activated. When you exchange links from Twitter or Facebook, AVG will check them.
While you’re surfing the internet, AVG will try its best to make sure you don’t land on a site that is suspicious. If you happen to land upon a page that is deemed inappropriate or not safe you’ll be given the option to proceed or to go back to the previous page you were visiting.
AVG also offers a mobile app for Android devices so you can stay protected on the go
A useful feature to have from an antivirus company is being able to protect yourself on the go with your mobile devices, AVG now offers an app that’ll help scan your phone for viruses and adware that could potentially spy on your browsing habits and collect personal information. We have great respect for AVG for this. Currently they do not have an antivirus app for iOS devices.
The in-program help guide that comes installed with the AVG Antivirus software is very helpful.
Any issue you might have with the software can easily be resolved looking through the user manual and links to helpful online resources.
AVG offers e-mail and chat support.
However, there is NO phone support unless you’re paying for premium support or calling to upgrade your current package.
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AVG AntiVirus 2018 Review Summary
AVG antivirus 2018 has it’s quirks but for antivirus protection its effectiveness and well thought out features make it a good solution for the basic computer user. AVG internet security however offers much better protection.
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