AVG antivirus is a program that guards against viruses, ransomware, and other threats. It also scans websites and detects links that may be dangerous. It’s available for PCs and Macs, and has a mobile app for Android and iOS devices.

The free avg anti-virus software comes with the majority of features you would expect from a modern antivirus. It scans emails that are received and sent as well as scans directories and file for malicious code, and then quarantines those infected. It has a more robust security system than other free options and lets you manage and specify rules for specific applications. It differentiates between private and public networks and applies a different degree of security. It offers a range of advanced alerts, such as data leak protection as well as port scan alerts and ARM warnings for spoofing.

AVG’s performance-tuning tools can assist you in speeding up your computer, clean out junk files and extend battery life. It can also update programs which will prevent them from becoming vulnerable and outdated. Premium editions of avg antivirus offer additional features such as safer banking and a VPN which encrypts your online browsing.

The interface of AVG is clean and simple design, with clearly identifiable headers and thumbnails that provide an overview of what AVG is protecting you from. It’s easy to launch a basic check or another more thorough one. However, accessing additional options requires navigating through an ambiguous menu system. AVG doesn’t have a phone support line for technical issues which is standard in other suites.