AVG antivirus also scans for your information in data breaches and notifies you. Another cool feature is that AVG offers email protection. It will scan emails to ensure your computer doesn’t get an infection from contaminated email attachments.
While AVG has great features and blocks 100% of the threats it was tested against by AV-Comaritives, it has some problems.² First, its parent company, Avast, was caught selling its customers’ anonymized data back in 2019 through its subsidiary Jumpshot. While Avast cut ties with Jumpshot, it makes you wonder if they may do the same thing again in the future.
Second, AVG antivirus is a little more difficult to use than the other internet security software on this list. You have to make sure certain settings are on. They aren’t turned on by default.
Third, I feel misled. AVG is the only free antivirus software we found that offers firewall protection. Heck, some paid versions don’t even offer that. So, I was excited. Imagine my disappointment when the software told me I would need to upgrade to a paid plan to get full firewall protection.
Let's go ahead and link to it, and I'll add it to the content plan for a rewrite next month! It has high SV, so it would be smart to give it a refresh and make sure these are linked together. Thanks for the heads up on the rewrite need :)
Learn more in our AVG review.