avg antivirus is an antimalware program that guards against viruses spyware, ransomware attacks, phishing attacks and other threats. It also scans for dangerous links that are included in emails and on search websites to ensure they're safe to browse. It is available for Macs and PCs, as well as an app for mobile Android and iOS devices.

The antivirus software AVG for free has all the features you'd expect from a modern antivirus scanner. It examines emails sent and received and also scans directories, files and directories for malicious code, and blocks the infected. It also comes with a sophisticated firewall, which is more robust than other free options and allows you to define and manage rules for specific applications. It identifies private and public networks to apply a distinct level of security, and provides a variety alerts, such as data leak protection portscan alerts, data leak protection, and ARM spoofing warnings.

AVG's performance tuneup tools will aid in speeding up your computer and clean up files that are causing problems and extend battery life. It can also update programs, preventing them to become vulnerable and out of date. The premium editions of AVG antivirus come with extra data room features, including safer banking or a VPN which secures your internet browsing.

AVG's interface is clean in design, with clearly identifiable thumbnails and headings to provide an overview of what the software is protecting you against. It's simple to run a basic scan or other more thorough checks, but accessing other features requires navigating a confusing menu system. It's also a bit disappointing that AVG doesn't have a tech phone support number that is common among other suites.