AVG Internet Security software protects your PC from viruses, spyware, and other malicious threats. Apart from basic antivirus capabilities, it also works as a software firewall and provides a layer of protection even from email threats and phishing sites. While it comes at a high price for an antivirus software compared to its competitors, being able to use it (Multi-Device version) in several devices makes it a good deal.

 

Why Choose AVG Internet Security?

AVG Internet Security offers an extra layer of ransomware protection, securing your folders and data against malicious attacks. AVG software suite works well with Mac, Windows, and Android devices.

While AVG Free is available for download, the purpose of such a ‘freemium’ offering is to make you enjoy the capabilities enough to consider other versions, like AVG Internet Security, with added features, like a software firewall, for a price.

AVG Internet Security performs a variety of antivirus capabilities such as protecting your PC from viruses, blocking unsafe links, and scanning the computer for performance problems. You can expect that additional functions in this premium version are worth paying a couple of bucks for.

Pros

App’s user interface

Windows, Mac, and Android compatibility

Installs on multiple devices (but for additional price)

Cons

Sneaks in bundled downloads

Pesky amount of upsells for other versions like AVG Ultimate

Key Features

Enhanced Firewall.

AVG Internet Security integrates a software firewall that monitors your device’s incoming and outgoing traffic. Cybercriminals who lurk around your device to steal your data bounce away. The enhanced software firewall works whether you are hooked up on a wired or a wireless network.

Fake Website Detection.

A lot of payment transactions happen online. People are prone to phishing threats from sites that replicate the original. These make users believe they can disclose their data. AVG Internet Security avoids these fake websites altogether so you can make sure that all your payments made online are secure.

Multiple Devices.

AVG Internet Security has a separate price if you want to use it on several devices. For $89.99 a year subscription plan, you can use AVG Internet Security with a software firewall in up to ten multiple devices. However, if you’re just looking for an Internet security software for your PC alone, you can avail of the year subscription plan for $69.99.

Webcam Protection.

AVG Internet Security’s webcam protection feature takes on all these tech-savvy peeping toms on the Internet by blocking hidden malware that come along with your downloads. The software suite forces suspicious apps to get your authorization before using them or even disable them for good.

Tech & Community Support.

With the premium version, AVG Internet Security comes with a call and chat support available 24/7. There’s also a built-in community that you can check out for common questions from users on the website.

Other Features

Enhanced Firewall

Web & Email Protection

Hacker Attacks Protection

Antivirus & Malware Protection

Email Protection & Spam Filter

PC Performance & Problem Detection

Real-time Security Updates

Personal File Security

Minimum System Requirements

Memory: 1GB RAM
Storage: 2GB Free Hard Disk Space
Display: 1024 x 768p Resolution
Operating System: Windows XP, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or Android 5.0

How To Use

  • Download the AVG Internet Security setup file.
  • With the downloaded .exe file, right-click on the file and choose Run as administrator.
  • A window will pop up prompting for permission. Click Yes.
  • Proceed with setting up the software until it allows you to Run First Scan.
  • You may need to restart the PC for updates to take effect.
  • You can also get the same downloadable file and installation instructions from the AVG website.

About AVG Technologies

AVG Technologies began as a sole company in 1991, until it became a subsidiary after Avast’s acquisition in 2017. AVG has been developing cybersecurity solutions such as software firewalls for both desktop and mobile devices. With its acquisition by Avast, the two companies formed the largest antivirus company in the world.

Final Thoughts

For antivirus security that provides the basic protection, plus more handy features in protecting your PC, AVG Internet Security is worth subscribing to for such a reasonable price. Perhaps, if you can just ignore the pesky upsells.

 

If you want to go through more internet security suites with free software firewall integrated, feel free to go through other software firewall reviews on the site.