AVG Technologies is quite popular brand in Antivirus provider. They have gained some popularity in previous few years and well known for its light weight. AVG gets decent ratings from the independent labs, but not top-notch across the board like Bitdefender and Kaspersky. In four tests by AV-Comparatives, it has received Standard certification (the lowest passing rating) twice and Advanced twice. Dennis Technology Labs certified AVG’s technology, but at the lowest passing level.
AVG AntiVirus 2015 is available as a free one-month trial, or for purchase. Both options are downloadable from AVG’s website alongside the company’s free product, AVG AntiVirus Free 2015, and the higher-tier AVG Internet Security 2015 ($55). The whole download and installation process took less than 10 minutes over our office Wi-Fi network.
AVG AntiVirus 2015 works on Windows 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and even XP. The software has abandoned its Windows Modern-style interface of 2014 for a look more in line with those of other antivirus programs: a dark-blue background with light-blue rectangular buttons indicating feature categories.
Protection and Detection Feature of AVG
Dramatically shortens security-scanning times thanks to a smarter scanning sequence that follows the order in which files are saved to the hard drive.
Keeps scans and updates at bay while you play to avoid lags and freezes. Also safeguards your digital profile from hackers looking to steal and sell your game rewards.
Only scans your PC when you’re not using it. Drops to low-priority mode as soon as you move your mouse or hit a key. To keep scan times to a minimum, it ignores the files it’s already scanned and knows are safe.
Maximizes connection speeds and the download of binary data to deliver faster, smoother video streaming. Dramatically enhances the experience of YouTube videos.
Normal deletion isn’t always enough to make your data disappear reliably. File Shredder deletes data securely using processes that prevent them being accessed or recovered by someone else.
Encrypts and stores your valuable documents, pictures or any other files onto a password-protected virtual disk on your PC. Use Windows Explorer to move files into your Data Safe and open them just like any other disk.
AVG Identity Protection™
Analyzes a software’s behavior in real-time to determine if it’s safe. This feature helps protect you against 0-day threats and malicious programs that could steal your passwords, bank account details, and other digital valuables.
Keep your identity safe from the spyware and adware that tracks personal information.
Helps you avoid the rogue WiFi access points used by hackers by alerting you when your PC tries to access an unknown WiFi network.
Helps stop, remove and prevent the spreading of viruses, worms, and trojans.
Protects you from malware on your PC and helps stop anything that’s infected.
Helps keep control of your PC in your hands, not some hacker’s.
Detects infected or rogue inbound attachments so they can’t damage your PC. Works as a plug-in for email applications including Microsoft Outlook® or as a scanner for POP3, SMTP and IMAP accounts.
Protective Cloud Technology
Identifies and prevents emerging threats “in the cloud” via automatic updates to your antivirus software.
Community Protection Network
Instantly converts every new threat encountered by any member of our community into protection for everyone. It adds up to ever-better antivirus protection for the entire AVG community.
AVG LinkScanner® Surf-Shield
Smart prevention technology that stops you hitting infected or criminal sites. Actively checks every web page just before you click and stops you if it detects anything suspicious.
Social Networking Protection
Checks the links that get exchanged when you’re on social networks such as Facebook®, Twitter® etc. to help keep you and your friends safe.
Stops spammers and scammers getting to you. Reduces your risks of falling prey to online spam by scanning and checking all your emails for suspect content and code.
AVG Online Shield™
Checks files before you download them to ensure they are safe, and protects you as you exchange files using MSN and Yahoo! and ICQ.
Blocks hackers attempting to access the private data stored on your PC. Stops malware taking over your computer or from harming other peoples. Works on wired and wireless networks.
AVG Internet Security 2015 is a staple of home antivirus software, and its entry-level 2015 product delivers everything you’d expect: good antimalware protection, low performance impact and a handful of extra security tools, all for the relatively low price of $40 or Rs.1200.
However, In the same price range, the single-PC editions of Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 edge AVG out with perfect anti-malware scores and a wider range of extra features. AVG AntiVirus 2015 will probably meet most consumers’ needs, but it’s not our top choice.