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AVG Internet Security (3-Devices) (1-Year Subscription) - Windows-Front_Standard

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 145 reviews

81%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product for the price

    Posted
    Robbie
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    It doesn't seem to affect the performance of my machine. Couldn't give 5 stars because it doesn't appear to have a safe money feature like Kaspersky or other internet securities.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    very unsatisfied

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    customer9705
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    I tried this new antivirus becuz my Kaspersky promotion expired and on a tight budget. I thought it is as good as Kaspersky, but it wasn't. It has terrible security, so many tracking, no blocking of junks, ads, pop-ups. I can't even return this product. So not satisfied of the feature.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Much Better Options for the Money

    Posted
    JCChiefsfan
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    There only a couple pro's for what they claim to be as Internet Security but from my experience trying many different brands of Internet Security, the AVG offering is a huge letdown. This is a very easy product to install and create an account with and has a very easy interface that doesn't require much, if any technical knowledge to get started and use but unfortunately that's as far as the pro's go. The main issue with this software is the underlying attempt to nickel and dime you to death by charging for features that should be and are included in the competitors Internet Security Suites for around the same price with a few costing a bit more but for that money you actually receive much more security included in that price while AVG tries to entice you through the software that you need to download more software to be fully protected at a cost of course! On an average of $59.99 per additional product adding up to well over an additional $200+ in costs which to me seems rediculous and honestly I had a competitors free internet security software protecting this laptop before removing it to install this half___ product to review and had high hopes from what I've seen in the free version of AVG but unfortunately the paid version comes no where close to being a good solid choice for Internet protection compared to the free software from another company that begins with an A also! So before choosing any antivirus or internet security software, do yourself a favor and do some research about what is included with each companies software offerings before just blindly buying the first option available! I've a degree in computer and network technology and have been building and repairing computer's for over 15 year's and am really surprised by the amount of good ratings for this software on BestBuy's website and can only hope that I can at least help a few people make a better informed choice on a very important software choice.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good protection with options to expand

    Posted
    Crasher
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    The AVG internet security is a one year subscription plan that offers protection for up to three devices including smart phones and tablets. Some of the features are not too different than most other internet security software out there however there are a few key features that sets this slightly apart making it a little more desirable. I'm gonna talk about some of the features it offers and try to stay away from the technical aspects of it since you can find most of the specs from the manufactures site or Best Buys site. First off set up is very basic and AVG will walk you through it all. You will however need to set up a AVG account in order to utilize its full benefits and I highly recommend doing so if you plan on installing the software on a smartphone for tracking or theft purpose, which i'll discuss in a bit. Once set up is complete it will install a short cut on your desktop and immediately load the AVG screen showing you what you can with this software. I uploaded a picture for you to see the windows based menu items for this software. If you ever owned a paid internet security software your going to realize that there is a lot of similarities with this software. It pretty much does the basics that you may be used to. It'll scan your hard drive and temp files looking for any threats and available junk to clean up and help the pc run smoother. There's internet protection that will warn you of sites that you may be on that have potential threats to your pc. Also on a side note lets say you want to go into incognito mode for whatever your reason may be, it picks up on what you are trying to do and assumes you are going to visit a potentially harmful site and will therefore help guide you and protect you from any viruses, malware, spam or unwanted cookies that may pose a threat. Aside from the base features you have the ability to upgrade to even further functions for a set price depending of what kind of internet usage you plan on doing. For example here are a few features you can unlock . For an additional $47.88 for a one year subscription you can unlock features that will block your ISP address from anyone out there, you can block your internet history from prying eyes including your internet provider, you can shop online, chat or transfer funds all on a secure encrypted line so no one can see what you are doing. You can have all saved payment information and email communications encrypted as well for secure and private transactions and communication lines. This is just one package available. I found the ability to even have this accessible should I ever need it was a nice feature to have. Understand though that at the end of the day nothing is truly 100% secure however upgrading to this package will make it very difficult for someone to hack in to your PC and see what it is you are doing. Now lets talk about the smartphone function. When buying this security software you can install it on up to three devices and one of the other devices I installed it on was my Samsung S7 edge smartphone. Install is very simple and easy but you will need an AVG account to set it up. Simply download the AVG app, then once it has finished downloading all you do is open up the app and log in to your AVG account and activate for said device. I think this software really shines for mobile devices. There's quite a bit you can do with it and i'll go over just some of the key features for times sake. For one you can scan for hidden threats, boost your RAM, Clean up junk files, and activate battery savers. You can also block certain numbers and even test your internet speed. Where it really shines however is in its theft protection software which is all part of the subscription which is nice. Lets say your phone is stolen. You can get on your PC track where your phone is at but that is just the start. You can turn on your phones microphone to hear what is going on, you can also turn on the cameras to see whats going on or who has your phone. Now lets say you have some valuable messages, photos or emails you may not want seen. No big deal you can lock out whatever apps you wish thus requiring a password to access them. But lets say that still doesn't bring you piece of mind. No worries you have a hail mary save all function. You can back up all your info to a cloud then send a distress signal to your phone alerting it that has been stolen or missing. What then happens is it will snap shot the front facing camera, then completely wipe out all your files, messages, pictures or anything else you have have on there that is sensitive. Once this is done it will lock out your phone completely and sound a alarm out to hopefully detour your thief or help locate your device. This feature I only recommend in the event you can not get your phone back and deem it completely loss due to the fact it will wipe a lot of your personal stuff completely out. All in all this is a pretty nice package that offers alot of functionality depending on the person and your usage. After all we are not all built the same and do not have the same habits so why should our internet software be limited to only one function also. This software is a really good entry level protection program that takes up very little storage and more importantly doesn't slow down your PC or smart device in the process. Some security software out there will tend to slowdown your performance as it tries to over compensate in its protection. AVG however will not!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Plenty of free software that does the same.

    Posted
    TechnicallyCorrect
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    I like AVG products, I just reviewed the AVG Ultimate that the AVG Internet Security was part of that. Like any premium anti-virus suite, AVG Internet Security y covers against viruses, spyware, email protection, web protection and more. To be honest, most applications like this on the market at this level will do all that. Many are free so I am hard pressed to see the value. So with that in mind, I will be looking at the installation, interface and performance ( non- scientific) and overall impression. The installation - The initial installation was fast and the download did not take long. The program was downloaded via AVG website. You have to register with AVG to install. The registration was as simple as an email address and password. The interface - I am not thrilled with the way that AVG set up their dashboard. I did not find it very intuitive to access all the features and functions. At first , it tells you what you how you are protected . To view more you have to click on the cog next to scan, the menu, or my AVG drop down. It is not the end of the world, I just was not thrilled the way it was arranged. The performance - This program is fast. Every scan I did was finished in a short amount of time. It should be noted that I am using it on a very clean system but it still was very fast. During scans I noticed no performance lag in my system. Overall - I have mixed feelings on subscription based applications. It seems like you should pay once for something and be covered for a year. This holds true for the AVG Internet Security, if this product is meant for 3 systems for $20; does it make sense when there are free programs that do the same? I am not sure. The AVG Ultimate Security offers a better suite of options and unlimited device coverage. I would pass on the 3 system AVG Internet Security.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend