AVG offers a variety of protection plans, including free antivirus software, for computers and handheld devices.
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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
- 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
- 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
|Plan||AVG AntiVirus||AVG AntiVirus Business Edition||AVG Internet Security||AVG Internet Security Business Edition|
|Price (AUD)||Free||$57.99/year per device||$99.99/year||$80.99/year per device|
|Devices||Download onto any device||Computers||All household computers||Computers|
|Protects against viruses, ransomware, malware, spyware and other threats||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Compatibility||PC, Mac, Android||PC||PC, Android||PC|
|30-day free trial||Free forever||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Data obtained December 2018
Additional AVG products
- Cleans up your device and updates programs
- Helps boost laptop battery life
- Can be installed on an unlimited number of computers and devices
- 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
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.
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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