AVG Business Edition Reviews

AVG Business Edition

Business antivirus with endpoint solution & server security

4.29/5 (1,807 reviews)

Pros
  • I love the fact that you can use the free service and see how you like it until you are ready to buy the product. It is easy to use and also worth learning about.Brandi m.Read the full review
  • I found this product fun to invest time successfully thus learning its function on this laptop. I love this product and proud to be using this product daily doing my school work.Taomi R.Read the full review
  • AVG is a great security software that is easy to use and does not allow us to keep our files safe on our devices. It has a friendly interface of easy use and efficiency in the search for viruses.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
Cons
  • Constant irritating popups; this is basically a virus in and of itself by how annoying it is. It is not necessary for safe browsing if you aren't doing anything unusual.Gabby R.Read the full review
  • I have been using AVG for many years in order to protect both my own personal computer and my smartphone from unwanted viruses that can irreversibly damage my devices.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • In less then 24hrs of install I had screens locking up, I had false alerts , constant pop up and it did not prevent any outside source from attempting to cause an damage.Shannon S.Read the full review
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Dana Whitmire

24/7 Security

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-07
Review Source: Capterra

As a web developer, my customers trust me to handle their information securely. Also, I do my business and personal financial accounting online so knowing that I can do that securely gives me peace of mind.

Pros
Since I rely on my computer with Internet connection for both business and personal activities daily, it's important to know that my information is secure. AVG gives me that assurance.

Cons
There are so many features and options for security, sometimes it can be difficult to navigate and understand what's right for me. However, the AVG support documentation is phenomenal and makes it easy for me to get my questions answered.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Greg Doebler

Safe from Hack Attacks

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-07-23
Review Source: Capterra

Like most - I'm on my computer constantly at work and at home. Before switching to AVG my computer suffered from numerous viruses and hacks. However, once I switched to AVG - I have been virus free and free from hacks as well. It's nice to start working with your computer each day - not worried about hacks or bugs infecting you space. I highly recommend AVG for work or personal computers!

Pros
The confidence this software gives me every single day is priceless. There are many features about AVG to like - It is offers complete customization and allows you to choose what type of scan or protection you are in need of most.

Cons
One of the things I like least about the software is they will occasionally offer different types of protection and once you click on it - you'll find it is an advertisement to purchase additional protection. That part can be a bit annoying - but it's easy to deal with for the peace of mind you are receiving.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Gaurav Gour

Decent Anti Virus Solution for Home PC

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-02-28
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with AVG Internet Security has been satisfying with some caveats. The free version of software enables my computer to get protection against existing virus or malware attacks but not future unless I keep updating the virus definitions or upgrade to the paid version. If I update virus definitions or upgrade to paid, I end up paying more in acquiring more RAM or Hard Disk. Additionally, this software sometimes conflicts with firewall. So, certain software stop working as a result of its installation.

Pros
Using AVG Internet Security anti virus software, I was able to protect my business from financial losses caused as a result of virus attacks. The best part of AVG software is its ability to auto update anti virus definitions as new viruses and malware are being developed by hackers. So, I don't have to worry about protection against new viruses. I can also schedule a time during which the virus scan will run so my office work doesn't get impacted. I also appreciate its simple interface which makes it easy to use the software.

Cons
AVG Internet Security anti virus software has free and paid versions. The free version has limited features so it doesn't do as good a job of protecting against new viruses, malware and malicious threats as the paid one does. Reason: There is a limit on how often the virus definitions will be updated. After that limit is crossed, the user will keep getting prompts to download the paid version. The only way to uninstall the prompts is to uninstall the free version. Additionally, downloading the anti virus software slows down the computer if you have a limited random access memory and hard disk. So, you need to invest in higher memory computer which make the free version software not really free.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Reece Scoffins

My anti-virus of choice

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-10
Review Source: Capterra

I've used this for many years and always seems to be my go-to option when I need free anti-virus. Most of the time it will keep your system well protected. Most of the time!

Pros
This is probably the "best" free antivirus software you're likely to find and has a solid reputation with many years experience under its belt. For the most part, it does the job quite well.

Cons
Can sometimes feel a little "clunky" to use, and unlike alternative "paid" options, does not include the whole internet security package with firewalls and other security tools you're likely to find in premium products.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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fabian drurie-brewer

The AVG Security Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-04
Review Source: Capterra

AVG has a simple interface where you can control all your security needs. I love using it as i can pinpoint what security features need to run and only activate that to save time.

Pros
AVG has a generous free offering and provides extremely capable security against ransomware, malware and spyware. There are great additions which i need to protect myself from harmful cookies and unsanctioned tracking.

Cons
They made the support system too complex . Good thing the platform itself is very user friendly and you will hardly ever require the support system.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Paul Herbert

Above Average Virus Protection

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-27
Review Source: Capterra

Overall a good product. Not much I would tweak save for what was mentioned in the "Cons" section.

Pros
Been using this software for a number of years on both a desktop and laptop. Have found it to be superior to other competitors in finding and deleting malware, as well as blocking new virus.

Cons
Downside is sometimes it will block certain sites or pages that you need to load, thinking it's a spam or unsafe site. Maybe the algorithm could be improved slightly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Keith Martin

The Best Antivirus Software Available

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-06-23
Review Source: Capterra

Overall its the best in its class with the lowest cost to performance offering.

Pros
Not only is the free version of this software very full featured. But the paid version offers incredibility up to date virus protection and low performance impact on your system.

Cons
It has a mediocre support team, but luckily it rarely has any reasons why you would need to contact them.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Richard DiRico

AVG the Best Protection at the Lowest Price

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-05-21
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I would recommend AVG over any other protection software. I recommended it while working at a major technology retailer and still do to this day.

Pros
What I like most about AVG is the amount of services it provides at such a low price, as well as its option for basic virus protection for free.

Cons
What I like about least is that you can’t get a month to month plan. It’s either free or you have to pay a yearly subscription price.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Yash Bansal

PC friendly Security App

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-07-08
Review Source: Capterra

In all the app is quite user and computer friendly, it is fast and if you are premium user its the best app that I would recommend for complete protection.

Pros
The best thing I liked about this app is its new smart scan feature. This feature is complete package for scanning all types of fundamental threats that can occur. The browser threats scans for the websites that can be vulnerable to viruses plus there is a feature known as Hacker Attacks. I haven't seen such type of features in any other antivirus applications that I have used.

Cons
The least I liked about the software is that the free version only offers basic protection and you have to purchase the app for the premium features to use. Also the premium version of the app is quite costly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Kenny Wallace

AVG SECURITY

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-19
Review Source: Software Advice

Well, Duh! We have to keep the hackers out of our business. Especially the ransomware guys, they are notorious.

Pros
The price can't be beat. It kept viruses and bad actors away from my computers very well. In this day and age, they are everywhere.

Cons
The scan feature was not thorough enough. I needed it to scan all my files, not just some of them. .

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Lisa Tamargo

AVG keeps our association cyber-safe!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-03-13
Review Source: Capterra

It has been a positive experience from day one using AVG. With most every aspect of our association needing the internet for the day-to-day workings of our organization, it's great to feel secure knowing that our computer and online activities are kept safe from hackers and malware.

Pros
AVG makes it super easy to keep our association's online activities safe. They offer a variety of budget-friendly products for internet security, such as for protecting our system from malware and viruses. The most convenient feature is the automatic updates ... we have peace of mind knowing we are protected from any new cyber threats that may come up.

Cons
With using AVG on a daily basis for more than 10 years, we have never had any issues or concerns ... really, there is nothing not to like about the AVG internet security products!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Daniel Vogel

Best Internet Security, Hands Down!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-28
Review Source: Capterra

I will continue to use AVG and tend to recommend it to friends and family who are having problems with internet garbage and viruses. I have not had one problem with it installed on a computer. Maybe I'm lucky; probably, AVG works!

Pros
AVG Internet Security is my go-to anti-virus software. I use it for all of my business computers, personal computers, and always recommend it. I have never had a problem.

Cons
Honestly, AVG has never given me problems. My husband is a tech nerd and swears by Bitdefender but I have had multiple problems with functionality of their antivirus. AVG is solid.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Donald Norris

Great Value Internet Security

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-25
Review Source: Capterra

AVG Internet Security helps protect my desktop computer. It is very beneficial because it helps ensure that my computer is protected from Internet issues. It solves the potential for Internet issues.

Pros
I like that AVG Internet Security is free. Other similar services are very expensive. AVG is the only free service I could find.

Cons
The least thing I liked is that the AVG software can be difficult for me to use. It seems to have a different platform than McAfee. I would prefer for the platform to be similar to McAfee.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Derek Lebel

AVG Internet Security

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-18
Review Source: Capterra

This software has been successful at protecting users from malware / viruses and its simple to use interface is great!

Pros
The AVG Internet Security software has been a solid product in protecting users from threats. It runs lightly in the background and doesn't send lots of notifications to the user unless there is a major issue which is nice. The fact the the software package is so light and runs seamlessly is great compared to some of the competitors. Offers many modes and scans which come in handy as well.

Cons
The software package is more expensive than some of its competitors which is somewhat of a con but the software works seamlessly which makes up for the cost of the product.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Selena Green

No Nonsense Security, Does The Job

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-28
Review Source: Capterra

AVG has run on multiple computers and through several upgrades and operating systems and has held up and been fantastic each and every time. I will continue to use it and recommend it because I feel like it delivers on what it promises.

Pros
After so many years a slave to software like Norton which was repeatedly buggy, inefficient and had terrible customer service, AVG has been a breath of fresh air. It does what you need it to. It runs system virus checks, can secure individual downloads, can offer alerts, without all the bloatware, or constant malfunction of having things slip by it. It just works and I love it for that. Especially considering that many of these things are available in the free version of the software and you get even more security when you pay for the professional version.

Cons
Recently they have started to run what seem like alerts on the free software but are really advertisements for upgrades. I feel like this is a bit underhanded and don’t really appreciate this strategy. A simple email or sale or occasional pop up would be more effective than telling me something is not secure then asking me if I want to pay to secure it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Osamah Alnasser

Absolute security, no more breaches!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-04
Review Source: Capterra

Earlier and before installing AVG internet security, my PC was not protected, a lot of viruses were getting into my PC, ruining my documents, slowing down my PC and sometimes stealing my personal information. Ever since I installed AVG Internet Security, the threats were all gone, no more malware, no more viruses, simply complete protection! it might be missing a few features and tools but what it lacks in features it makes it up by the great performance and the trusted protection, I have never been satisfied more with any other Antivirus Softwares!

Pros
One of the most important aspects to me when choosing any Antivirus software is the stability and high performance, AVG Internet Security provides them both. it is smooth, it will not slow down your PC, it will not drain your CPU and most importantly it will provide the needed protection to prevent any malicious activities and breaches. Overall the software has got all of the features that is needed for a software to qualify as an Anti-virus software, such as; link protection, email protection, and of course an online shield. through 3 years of using this software, I can safely say its performance is amongst the top in the field and can compete with many many other Anti-Virus Softwares.

Cons
I think some people might not like the software for lacking the Parental Control feature, although it does not affect me personally. The software is missing some important tools like Online backup tools and some others that are likely to get people frustrated.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Scott Friend

Much More Than Just Free Protection

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-22
Review Source: Capterra

AVG has given me solid protection for an affordable price, and makes it easy to manage my home systems through their export and import settings feature, which covers every part of the software. In using their unlimited devices license I am able to deploy Internet Security on ALL my home systems, and configure them all in just seconds by just importing my config file and signing into my account.

Pros
The PAID version of AVG is much improved over the free version, beyond the obvious expanded abilities. Since switching I've seen a significant decrease in memory and cpu usage without affecting the software's abilities, which is a huge PRO over performance draining AV softwares. Another big pro is how easy they've made it to temporarily pause protection for random amounts of time, and they've made it MUCH easier to add exclusions for folders AND files than previous years. The export/import settings feature is a HUGE time saver, especially if you are using their unlimited systems version on multiple PCs.

Cons
Even though switching to the paid version reduces system usage a good bit, I still consider AVG too resource intensive. However, the biggest con is that they still try to sneak in extra software on you. In my case, they snuck in a trial version of their AVG Tune Up despite the fact that I did a custom install and that program wasn't shown as being available.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Mariana Manriquez

An easy-to-use tool that allows you to have your electronic equipment, at home or in your office fre

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-28
Review Source: Capterra

This software has been too valuable a tool for the security issue, keeps the electronic equipment always clean of malicious viruses, as well as family information, photos, documents, personal files and / or other tools will always be protected and will not be hacked. AVG will review Internet security programs, including periodic scans, scans of emails sent and received (including the addition of page attachments to emails indicating this), the ability to repair some virus-infected files, and a security vault virus, where the infected files are saved, a simile to a quarantine zone

Pros
It protects the team from malicious viruses that damage our computers and then it is hard to replace them because of the high cost. Protection to email and the web Protection for USB or any external recordable device Protection against hacker attacks Protection of privacy Protection to the family circle, when obtaining photos and private documents and not hacked from our equipment. Security in mobile equipment, you can download the application for cell phones Easy to install Scanning of emails sent and received (including adding footers to emails that indicate it), the ability to "repair" some files infected by viruses

Cons
Can only be used at home, without commercial use Does not include a "Game Mode" (silent detection) Always show an ad to buy the professional version The toolbar uninstaller does not work, but reinstalls the add-on if it is removed manually. While it has regular updates, the paid version has more priority in downloading signatures for the latest viruses You can not analyze units in the network in the work area, you have to make each computer and that means time consumption for the operator that runs it.

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Alexandru Bertea

Great antimalware technology product with the potential to be in the top 5

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-10
Review Source: Capterra

Great protection level, I would rank AVG IS in the top 10 antimalware solutions.

Pros
Greater than average detection rate. Low resources requirements and usage. Good-great user interface, intuitive placing of settings and enough granularity for entry and mid-level users.

Cons
It only crashed on very few occasions per 100 PCs, but when it did - it was catastrophic and the Windows systems did not boot and/or they were unrecoverable. Prices are a bit higher than expected with more capable solutions being priced lower or the same by the competiton.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

easy to install and free protected Virus software!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-08
Review Source: Capterra

Used AVG for years and will use it for many more..

Pros
AVG is one of the many FREE virus software. I use it personally and for my businesses. It is free, easy to use and keeps you well protected.

Cons
The only thing I have noticed about AVG over the years is that there are some popups upon startup sometimes which you cannot turn off as its informing you on your PC performance.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Iyad Qumseya

Light on resources but Works!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-02
Review Source: Capterra

Very Practical Alternative.

Pros
very efficient and effective against malware and viruses as I have been using this Antivirus for a long time. I like most the very light use of memory and resources compared to what I had before and yet it is the cheapest.

Cons
I have nothing to complain about this software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Michael Massicotte

I've used AVG Internet Security for many, many years and love it!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-07
Review Source: Capterra

Keeps me safe. Does exactly what its supposed to do. I'd give this a 9 out of 10. The only reason they lose 1 point is because they like to solicit you to upgrade from the current package you have with them, which is just annoying. Otherwise they would have got a 10/10 from me!

Pros
I used to have McAfee but unfortunately it wasn't as effective as I had hoped. I do a lot of downloading and found my PC getting increasingly slower and slower until I discovered that my PC had been riddled with various malware + viruses. After reformatting my computer, I proceeded with AVG internet (recommended by a friend). It's been well over 5-7 years now that I've had AVG internet security and can proudly say that I've not once been infected with a virus. It really does a great job protecting you. I still download a lot (almost every day) and still, VIRUS FREE!! If you're on the fence about getting AVG, just do it. You really won't regret the decision. I know I haven't :)

Cons
The biggest con to AVG internet security is the annoying ads they run for you to purchase upgrades or extension software upgrades, such as AVG PC TuneUp. They ask me all the time if I want to fix my performance issues (which, I have none, by the way) and would honestly love it if they stopped soliciting me. I already have their software. Geez. Other than that--it does exactly what it's supposed to do: keep you protected.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Randall Hintz

Reliable, easy to set up and use!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-05-28
Review Source: Capterra

AVG for business is a great antivirus solution that offers strong protection for the computers and network in your business. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

Pros
Compared to its free version that hasn't been doing well versus its competitors, the business version indeed offers a powerful antivirus solution for your business machines. It actively scans for viruses on the network as you browse, download, extract archive files, or plug in external storage devices. I found that it is pretty lightweight running in the background and does not cause any slowdowns for our computers. The GUI is easy to use and very appealing, with nice colors and simple options to choose. But of course there are advanced options you can get to in the menus as well. For the common user in our office, we don't really need to worry about AVG, it runs in the background almost unnoticed and quietly protects you and your precious data from malicious software or attackers. The free version got annoying in that it was always up in your face with ads and updates, almost forcing you to pay for the full version. But once you do, I believe it is worth it.

Cons
Every now and then the software update notification will show up and that can be a bit of a nuisance as we are not allowed to manually perform updates ourselves, just the IT guys. I mentioned that this software does not cause any slowdowns, however if you were to have this on an older computer, then it seems to bog it down a little.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Nicolas Frichot - Professional Speaker

AVG internet Security: Secured Network Protection Via Link Scanning

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-03
Review Source: Capterra

My experience with AVG Internet Security is more than positive. Furthermore, it does not slows the computer, even during scans. It is for me, one of the best world-class security protections. I absolutely recommend if you are looking for a light but powerful internet security solutions.

Pros
The real-time protection that AVG Internet Security offers is impressive. This has kept our systems secured and even if an exploit is discovered, the database offers optimal protection thanks to the instant cloud updates. AVG Internet Security furthermore scans all links in the browser, preventing us even from entering malicious website.

Cons
AVG Internet Security usually generates false positive, especially when it comes to .exe files. I believe that this should be reviewed by the technicians, for softwares coming from reputable source.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Darren Turner

AVG anti virus

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-15
Review Source: Capterra

Since utilising AVG and AVG Free I have not had an issue with any malicious software on any of my multiple PC and family PCs. Which is quite a good outcome with teenage kids and downloaded games. Very happy to recognise and pass on our positive review.

Pros
AVG has been my go to product for anti virus for many years. Since utilising AVG and AVG Free I have not had an issue with any malicious software on any of my multiple PC and family PCs.

Cons
We have not experienced any negative effects with AVG, as such I have no items to add to the cons list.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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