AVG is a great choice for protection against cyberattacks, with nearly perfect malware detection scores as well as an extensive feature set. It also includes one of the top firewalls I've ever tested as well as a reliable email and web scanner, and powerful features for optimizing your device. It doesn't have parental controls, and ransomware protection is not reliable. It can also slow down performance, especially on less powerful computers.
AVG's free version offers basic malware protection, but doesn't include a firewall or web scanner. The basic plan comes with a more robust set features, while premium plans offer useful extras such as a system tune-up and VPN.
In addition AVG's mobile apps come with certain exclusive features that aren't available on the desktop software. Android apps, for example let you remotely lock and wipe your phone in the event it gets lost. It also provides a handy photo vault that stores all of your private photos and videos securely. Its anti-theft software is effective, allowing users to track the location of your phone and then sound a siren.
AVG's intuitive interface makes it easy to navigate through its numerous data room real estate features. It has well-known headings and thumbnails. The settings menu allows you to alter your scan sensitivity, include or remove types of files from the scan and enable advanced options such as deep scanning and the ability to shred files once they're being scanned. You can also adjust popup notifications, choose which data is shared with AVG, and enable "do-not-disturb" mode for full-screen gaming or video viewing.