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AVG Security

AVG offers a variety of protection plans, including free antivirus software, for computers and handheld devices.

AVG is a protection and security service that aims to safeguard devices against viruses, spyware, ransomware and other malware. Available packages range from free antivirus software for personal devices to Internet security plans for small businesses. Each product offers a mix of features and services, allowing users to choose a plan suitable for their needs, while feeling safe in the knowledge that their device is secure.

Pros and cons of AVG

Pros

  • Offers free protection against online threats
  • Passive mode allows AVG to run concurrently with another antivirus program
  • File Shredder included in the free plan
  • 24/7 support options available

Cons

  • Limited extra features
  • Free version does not include a personal firewall, password protector or VPN
  • Software can slow computer functions such as gaming
  • Fewer product options for Mac systems

AVG pricing and plan options

PlanAVG AntiVirusAVG AntiVirus Business EditionAVG Internet SecurityAVG Internet Security Business Edition
Price (AUD)Free$57.99/year per device$99.99/year$80.99/year per device
DevicesDownload onto any deviceComputersAll household computersComputers
Protects against viruses, ransomware, malware, spyware and other threatsYesYesYesYes
FirewallNoYesYesYes
CompatibilityPC, Mac, AndroidPCPC, AndroidPC
30-day free trialFree foreverYesYesYes

Data obtained December 2018

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Additional AVG products

AVG TuneUp

  • Cleans up your device and updates programs
  • Helps boost laptop battery life
  • Can be installed on an unlimited number of computers and devices

AVG Ultimate

  • Is a combination of AVG Internet Security and AVG TuneUp
  • Save $10 a year by combining packages

AVG File Server Business Edition

  • Pay per device, so you can expand your protection as your business grows
  • Suitable for small businesses
  • Free 30-day trial
  • Manage remotely
  • AVG AntiVirus and AVG Internet Security Business editions available
  • More expensive plans provide extra security measures such as firewalls, email protection and spam protection

AVG Secure VPN

  • Can be purchased for PC, Mac
  • Is free on mobile platforms (iOS and Android)
  • Protects you on public Wi-Fi
  • Disguise your location and surf the web anonymously

AVG Remote Virus Removal

  • Money back guarantee
  • Malware and virus removal from trained experts

AVG Driver Updater

  • Fix device issues like crashing and freezing
  • One click solution for broken and outdated drivers

AVG Premium Tech Support

  • Unlimited 24/7 support from trained experts
  • Help with hardware set-up and virus removal
  • Free consultations and diagnoses
What is Antivirus software?

Antivirus programs safeguard devices from unwanted viruses, malware and other corruptive software. Successful antivirus programs should find, prevent and block harmful threats before they infect a device. Read our guide to antivirus software for a more in-depth look.

About AVG

AVG was founded in 1991 and launched in the Czech Republic the following year. The release of a free antivirus product saw AVG acquire global recognition and an increasing market share. In 2016 AVG was acquired by Avast, a multinational cybersecurity software company that now has over 400 million users worldwide. As a subsidiary of Avast, AVG continues to provide cybersecurity and protection services to individuals and businesses across the globe.

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    KAUNAINFebruary 17, 2018

    What is Antivirus?

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      KathyFebruary 20, 2018Staff

      Hi Kaunain,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder, a leading comparison website and general information service.

      Anti-virus software is a program or set of programs that are designed to prevent, search for, detect, and remove software viruses, and other malicious software like worms, trojans, adware, and more.

      Hope this helps!

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    ShenOctober 25, 2017

    I had two AVG apps on my phone and wanted to delete one but it deleted both. So, I downloaded one again, the only thing is I do pay for this and don’t want to pay again. Could you help me? Thanks.

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      JonathanOctober 26, 2017

      Hi Shen,

      Thank you for your inquiry. You must have been worried when your app got deleted altogether.

      You may login to your AVG MyAccount to manage your subscription and link your device on it. This way, you can use your existing subscription and don’t need to pay twice. Should you need assistance on setting it up, you may reach out to their Customer Support page.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Jonathan

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