Should I upgrade from AVG AntiVirus FREE to AVG Internet Security?
It depends—AVG Internet Security is better for those who spend a lot of time online, with enhanced firewall protection and protection against fake websites. The upgraded program also covers all devices used by you or your family, and it includes the AVG AntiVirus Professional for your Android device.
What is AVG PC TuneUp?
When you complete a full computer scan using AVG AntiVirus FREE, you might get alerts about junk files, cookies, etc., but you can only fix these problems using a different AVG program called AVG PC TuneUp. AVG PC Tuneup identifies unnecessary files that are using up memory and outdated programs that are causing your PC to run slowly. It automatically updates your software, clears up memory space, and plugs holes in your security. It costs $49.99 per year.
Are AVG AntiVirus FREE and Avast Free Antivirus the same thing?
Even though the two companies merged in 2016, the antivirus software is still marketed as two separate products. Software experts say that the merging of the two companies created two stronger products with very similar technology, as each product benefited from the strengths of the other. The main differences between the two are mostly cosmetic.
If AVG is tracking everything I do, does it collect data on me?
Yes, it does gather data from your usage history, but after installing the program, you can opt out of data collection under the privacy settings.
How can I get the most out of my antivirus software?
Software security experts recommend cleaning up and defragmenting your hard disk and uninstalling any unnecessary software before installing an antivirus program. Leaving at least 20% of your disk free allows your antivirus program to run without slowing down your computer. Be patient and allow the antivirus software to do its job, even if it does create lag in normal computer operations.