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AVG AntiVirus

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Editor Updated: May 06, 2016 Published: January 04, 2016
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Guarantee
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Better Business Bureau
A+

Software

Platforms
Windows
Max Installs on Devices
1

Subscription

Subscription Type
Paid Option(s)
Price Per Month
$3.33 (min cost)
Yearly subscription for $39.99.
Shortest Plan Available
1 year
Free Trial
Yes
30 day free trial is available.

Antivirus

Features
  • Anti-malware
  • Anti-spyware
  • Anti-spam
  • Internet Browser Protection
  • Email Protection
  • Download Protection
  • Removable Media Protection
  • Game Mode

Internet Secuirty

Features
  • Firewall
  • File Shredder Tool
  • Data Encryption

Customer Resources

Help & Support
  • 24-hour Support
  • Chat
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Online Remote Assistance
  • Forums
  • Articles
Expert Advice
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Community Support
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AVG AntiVirus is created by AVG Technologies which specialize in online security for protecting devices and data. More than 200 million active users and businesses use AVG security products. AVG AntiVirus is not only popular with users on their home machines but in the business world as well.

Features

AVG AntiVirus is serious protection for your PC. It helps stops, removes, and prevents the spread of worms, trojans, and viruses. It also helps protect your PC from Rootkits. Rootkits are dangerous and installed outside the control of the operating system so if your PC gets infected with one they can be very difficult to remove.

AVG uses several different technologies to help protect your PC from new threats. This includes real-time outbreak detection which is an artificial intelligence built into AVG AntiVirus which is designed to pro actively identify malware samples that haven't yet been catalogued by the AVG ThreatLabs team. There is also a cloud-based outbreak detection technology which uses telemetry data shared between AVG users.

Link Protection

The AVG LinkScanner is a prevention technology which helps you from visiting infected websites. LinkScanner checks links you click and warns you if it detects anything suspicious. This includes links from emails, the web, Twitter, and Facebook.

Email Protection

With AVG AntiVirus Email Scanner, it warns you of malicious email attachments. While the email and attachment is being downloaded it is scanned. If it is found to be a virus it is quarantined before you ever use it. It works as a plugin for Outlook and as a full fledge scanner for other email programs which use SMTP, POP3 and IMAP.

Online Shield

Protects you from harmful downloads including those from the web, ftp and other file download programs.

Data Safe

You can encrypt and password protect your private files.

Cost

AVG AntiVirus has a number of different pricing options depending on what you want. It is also available for other operating systems like Mac, iOS and Android (not all features are available). You can also purchase one or more licenses (or unlimited with AVG Ultimate) that allows you to protect all of your devices. AVG AntiVirus for Windows costs $39.99 per year. This includes protection for 1 PC along with support.

If you are not sure if AVG AntiVirus is the right tool for you, you can try out the software free for 30 days. All of AVG software sold through the AVG website also has a money-back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the product in the first 30 days after you buy it, AVG will refund your money.

Virus Removal Service

If you already have a virus and would like an expert to remove it then AVG Virus Removal Service can help you out. This service is available 24/7 and costs $79.99. If they don't remove the virus you get your money back. It is easy to do as well, once you purchase the service through AVG secure checkout, you will receive an email with a link to start a secure remote connection. Once the connection has been established, the AVG Expert will remotely fix your issue without any further assistance from you.

Customer Support

AVG customer service is available via email and phone. You can also contact them via instant-message. AVG have a great support website which contains many articles and FAQs for all of their products.

AVG also has a Premium Support Service for any device. This includes PCs, laptops, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, cameras, printers, scanners, game consoles, etc. All you need to do is call and explain your problem. An AVG Expert will diagnose the issue free of charge. If you agree with the solution and cost (it ranges depending on the problem) AVG will either connect to your device and fix the problem or help you step through the solution over the phone.

Disclaimer: While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of our information at Review Chatter we shall not be held responsible for any discrepancy. There is a possibility that the information provided here is outdated or wrong, please check with the companies website directly for the most recent information. As always you should read your terms of service before purchasing any product online or signing up to any online service.

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Editor review

1 reviews

AVG AntiVirus Review
(Updated: January 21, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Protection 
 
4.0
Performance 
 
5.0
Usability 
 
4.5
Customer Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
4.0
People who know me call me a Gamer. I have a super high end PC that is liquid cooled and is all about playing games. I tested the waters a few years ago and looked at a number of anti-virus solutions. I wanted something that wasn't obtrusive, was quick, and didn't take up much resources. I settled on AVG Antivirus and I have never looked back.  It does the job well and I have never caught a virus since I have had the software installed. It is the anti-virus solution that most of my friends use as well.

BTW the free version works fine as well except it does have too many popup ads which get annoying. It is definitely worth paying for the full version to have the online advertising removed.

I definitely recommend this product and give it 5 stars!
Pros
Speedy Scan which doesn't hog my system resources
Cons
Free version has too many popup ads.
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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User reviews

2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
3.7
Protection 
 
4.0  (2)
Performance 
 
3.5  (2)
Usability 
 
3.3  (2)
Customer Service 
 
4.0  (1)
Value 
 
3.5  (2)
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Performance
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Usability
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Customer Service
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Value
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ANG Antivirus 2016
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Protection 
 
3.0
Performance 
 
3.0
Usability 
 
2.5
Value 
 
3.0
Had a hard time removing the free version to install the version I paid for. It's a pain to install and you need to read the docs carefully. I did manage to install it  and everything after was okay but I hate the up sell for their other products. There was some buttons during the install to try and sell you other AVG software.  

Not sure if I was use AVG again. Will evaluate over the next few months.
Pros
Works
Cons
Pain to install with other virus scanners installed.
Length of Time Used
Less than 1 Month
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AVG Anti-virus
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Protection 
 
5.0
Performance 
 
4.0
Usability 
 
4.0
Customer Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Ordered on the AVG website and then downloaded it. Took me about 15 minutes from start to finish. I got 2 licenses for 3 years so I can use it both on my PC and laptop. I had used AVG in the pass but my new laptop of a year ago had come with a free Mcafee subscription so I figured I might as well use it. I wasn't very impressed with Mcafee.

I have to say I like AVG a lot better. It is easier to use and seems a lot faster as well. I plan on using only AVG moving forward.
Pros
Easy to install on my laptop and PC
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Length of Time Used
1 - 3 Months
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