AVG internet protection offers an extensive set of tools to ensure your computer is secure. However, it struggles to stand out from the competition. The smart scan is excellent, and it can detect many issues, like unsafe browser extensions and unsecured websites that could be used as gateways to malware. It falls short in some areas, for example, identifying fake websites that attempt to steal your information.
The program is easy to install and use. It has a straightforward interface that looks fantastic on any device. It works flawlessly whether you have a touch screen or not. The five protections that are included in the total package – Computer Internet & Emails, Hacker attacks, Privacy and Payments are grouped into simple categories. These are also broken down into sub-categories such as webcam protection and password protection.
You can upgrade to premium support for your phone or TuneUp tools for a small fee for features you would like to add. There’s even one that includes a VPN at a cost.
The upselling process is quite aggressive and regardless of the plan you select, certain options are not accessible unless you upgrade to a more expensive product. For instance, if you select the free version of AVG Internet Security, you’ll be encouraged to install Google Chrome and AVG SafePrice. Review the terms and conditions before downloading any software. You could end up with something that is less powerful than you hoped for.