Antivirus Software Review

A good antivirus program will halt malware attacks, clean infected files and slow the spread of viruses by analysing suspicious behavior. It can also prevent ransomware attacks by encrypting your files, or denying you access to them. It should conduct quick and full scans as well as monitor apps for any unusual behavior. It should also provide additional features, such as a password manager or VPN to protect your data and secure from hackers. It should be compatible with your operating system, and should not impact performance. It should be regularly updated with virus definitions and databases, and be accessible across a variety of devices. Check for independent testing conducted by AV-Test, as well as reviews from users to determine how accurate and usable the software is.

AVG is among the best-known antivirus providers, and its most recent suite offers strong malware protection alongside useful features and an easy-to-use interface. The paid version of the program offers more extensive security by incorporating tools like a password manager and parental controls.

It scored very well in our tests, but its detection rate is lower than other programs in our roundup. It can still be an excellent choice for PC gamers, since it comes with an automatic gaming mode that prioritizes speed while keeping malicious programs out of the way. Pay Guard is another feature that is distinctive. It blocks sites that are known to steal financial information and login credentials.