AVG Antivirus

AVG Antivirus

Willoughby, Ohio

 4.0/5 (108 ratings)
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About AVG Antivirus

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AVG Technologies offers innovative and comprehensive online security for private and business use. It provides a wide variety of security products, including virus scanning, malware removal and antivirus downloads for computers and businesses.

Overall Satisfaction Rating

  • 5 stars
    35
  • 4 stars
    41
  • 3 stars
    25
  • 2 stars
    5
  • 1 stars
    2

Pros

  • Won’t slow down your computer
  • Offers free versions
  • Easy to use software

Cons

  • Free version is limited
  • Adding devices is pricey

Bottom Line

AVG is ideal for people and businesses looking for a basic program that offers high-quality protection. There are many free options to try, and the program is effective in detecting and removing threats to online security.

What is AVG?

AVG Technologies protects devices, data and personal information on personal and business computers and mobile devices. AVG offers different packages that can be customized for your specific security needs — the AVG Ultimate package for Macs and PCs includes high-quality antivirus software, tuneups and VPN services to keep your device secure.

The internet security feature can instantly detect any threats to your online security, while the tuneup feature helps your devices run smoothly. The secure VPN aspect helps keep you safe online by keeping your IP address private and letting you access your favorite content from your device no matter where you are.

AVG also offers high-tech security protections for your mobile devices, including:

  • AVG Antivirus for Android and iPhones
  • AVG Cleaner
  • AVG Secure Browsers
  • AVG Secure VPN for Android and iPhone

AVG pricing

AVG strives to offer top quality online security protection at affordable rates. The amount you pay per month depends on how many devices you're trying to protect and the level of protection you need. For example, two years of AVG secure VPN service on five devices is $3.99 a month. AVG Ultimate is $79.99 a year, and AVG Tuneup is $39.99 a year.

AVG Technologies FAQ

Is AVG good?
AVG has a lot of great features that help keep your identity safe and secure on the internet. The price point can be a little high compared to other security services in the market, but you can try it free for 30 days. Many mobile devices already come with this type of security to detect viruses, but PC users could benefit from the extra protection provided by this type of antivirus program.
What is AVG Ultimate?
AVG Ultimate combines internet security, VPN services and computer and mobile device tuneups to create a comprehensive online security package.
How much does AVG Antivirus cost?
VPN service on five devices is $3.99 a month. AVG Ultimate is $79.99 a year, and AVG Tuneup is $39.99 a year. Prices vary depending on how many devices you need to cover.
Is AVG a good antivirus software?
Yes. AVG is an easy-to-install, reliable and trusted antivirus and ransomware protection program.
How does AVG Antivirus work?
AVG runs in the background whenever your computer or mobile device is on. When the program detects a threat, it alerts you and sets the possibly infected files to the side so you don't open them on accident. You can then remove the files without risking infecting the rest of your computer or mobile device.
Will AVG Antivirus slow down my computer?
No. The seamless and innovative design works so that you don't even know it's there.
How do I contact AVG customer service?
You can contact customer support and technical support by visiting the “Contact Us” section on the company’s website.

Is AVG safe?

AVG Antivirus is a reputable company that produces safe software that helps keep your computer and mobile devices secure. We recommend AVG’s antivirus software to anyone searching for a comprehensive antivirus program that won’t slow down their PC or mobile phone.

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: March 14, 2021

I used AVG many MANY years ago, but cancelled them and switched to Bitdefender. Going through my business card statements, though, I came across a renewal charge from November 2020. I reached out to customer service to find that they had no record of it, or any of the email addresses I use. They ran the card number to find that they have an AOL email I used almost 20 years ago. No idea how many times it's "auto renewed" with notifications to an old email address, but they've likely been charging me for years and I never noticed. I asked for a refund for the most recent one and they stated that it would only be refunded within 30 days. Doesn't matter that I have zero computers using AVG, apparently. They're just going to keep the money. Disputing with my CC company directly!

4 people found this review helpful
Rated with 3 stars
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Original review: Nov. 13, 2020

I use AVG free ver 18.8 because that is the highest version that will work on XP 64 Pro. When all the shields are actually on, the program works as intended and is adequate for my needs. Regardless of the operating system or even what version of AVG is used, me and 1,000’s of others seem to experience the same (years long) persistent flaw in the software. Every time the virus definitions update there is a significant chance that at least one of the shields will turn itself off. The only indication is the orange exclamation circle over the notification tray icon. In my case it’s the file or behavior shield and this is fixed by simply turning it back on provided I am paying attention.

AVG could do one of two things to address this situation. FIX THE PROBLEM!!! Of course there is a better chance that Trump will exit gracefully, than AVG fixing the problem. The other thing AVG could do is have a customizable pop up notification with audio that shows up every few minutes until all shields are running. Again, not very likely because they just don’t seem to give a crap.

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    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Sept. 27, 2020

    After trying the free AVG I got a lot of junk from them. Finally paid for one year and got no download info. Click download and Firefox popped up. 3rd party that got the money says they have no control over AVG. Big scam from Japan. The Internet address is all in Japanese.

    4 people found this review helpful
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    Original review: June 14, 2020

    Stay away from AVG!! It hijacks your computer and uninstalling is a nightmare. Almost impossible short of having to reformat your computer. The free version is even worse than the paid as it installs all sorts of 3rd party plugins.

    13 people found this review helpful
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    Original review: June 1, 2020

    I purchased a subscription for AVG Internet Security on 15 December 2019 and then received another reminder from them and accidentally purchased a 2nd subscription for the same product, AVG Internet Security, on the 19 December 2020. (Had memory problems after a medical event). They completely refuse to give me a refund on my 2nd accidental purchase, even though it is of totally no use to me! I have been a good customer over many years but I will NEVER purchase anything from them again. Nasty Customer Service. I resent this company a lot.

    12 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 4, 2020

    I contacted them because my computer stopped working and it was working perfectly fine before I purchased and installed this antivirus. I contacted tech support because the anti virus wasn’t opening up then they had me put my computer on safe mode. I clicked because I had a family emergency and I called back once it was all over. I got with another tech and he was not helpful at all, he said, "It’s $119 if you want me to help you fix this problem for this one time or $199 for you to be calling back if you have more issues." What do you mean? I shouldn’t keep having issues with your product! I said, "What? I put my computer on safe mode and other tech was helping me."

    He “laugh” as if I were dumb and I got upset and said that I wasn’t told this before I put my computer on safe mode and that I paid for this antivirus and why should I pay for them to repair their problem and I said I rather cancel subscription since it didn’t work and he said it’s fine and I told him he was rude for laughing and just hang up. I will return call to cancel this that didn’t work and the customer service is horrible!

    10 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 8, 2020

    AVG secretly installs itself onto a computer through CCleaner. It is not possible to uninstall it without another app from AVG and a whole lot of trouble. Any app that needs secrecy to install itself is a VIRUS not a reputable antivirus. Should be sued for self-installing without user consent.

    19 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 3 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 4, 2020

    AV Total is powerful, but not very user friendly. The ad blocker works well. The cleaner finds the worst, viruses. I don't know about any others, because it doesn't keep track, at least not that I've found. It is rated as one of the best so I got it. I am neither satisfied nor disappointed by it. Any other would do the same things.

    3 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 3 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 4, 2020

    I use the antivirus that I received with my computer when I purchased it. It runs regularly and will ping for a threat thats found. its probably the most basic software for an antivirus but as I dont do much except work and maybe netflix once in a while, it works for me.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 2, 2020

    This software is on my laptop. It is effective and efficient to protect my work- writing a book and personal, and other subject matter. Even the free download is sufficient. It is also not as "Heavy" as Norton, meaning: it does not take up a lot of bytes, space, memory- which is a great benefit, because my laptop is small and does not have a lot of capacity for extra, added software.

    5 people found this review helpful
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    AVG Antivirus Company Information

    Company Name:
    AVG Antivirus
    Year Founded:
    1991
    Address:
    149 Bluxome St.
    City:
    San Francisco
    State/Province:
    CA
    Postal Code:
    94107
    Website:
    www.avg.com