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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 146 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good

    Posted
    Toni
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    One year subscription internet security for 3 devices in this price is great

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    George7
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    Very Good Internet Security Software Very Good Protection

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great internet security

    Posted
    John
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    Really easy to use and install, would recommend it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ok product

    Posted
    Nick
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    Previous year AVG Internet Security software product seemed to be better than this year's software.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Effective Virus Protection

    Posted
    IronHorseGPS
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    AVG Internet Security offers effective virus protection and internet security for PCs. This software edition provides protection for up to 3 computers on the same subscription for 1-year at a time. This edition provides great protection and coverage than AVGs traditional free edition. PROS - Good PC protection - Does not require an optical drive to install, just download and use code. - Easy to use and runs lightly in the background - Cost-effective - Good for basic internet surfing and usage CONS - Not the best option for PC Internet Security on the market based on benchmark testing - Not recommended for power-users or business PCs

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cheap security.

    Posted
    PJD1
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    What's not to like? Internet security for $10 on the Deal of the Day, it's a win for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Protection for you Computers

    Posted
    Mavus62
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    This program was recommended to me by my PC repair people and I have found it to be reliable and affordable. Recommend this program for all your internet connection protection.

    I would 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

    everything was great.

    Posted
    DeloisT
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    My AVG internet security works just fine. My photo paper prints beautiful and clear pictures and my ink does its job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Internet Security

    Posted
    koalabee
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    This is my first time using AVG software. Bought it in March 2018. So far so good this software is great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you want more than Windows Defender

    Posted
    gabemstr
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    Been using AVG software for nearly 10 years now and it has never let me down. AVG internet security for 1 year for 3 devices is great! Dependable software and company.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Will get the job done.

    Posted
    buckbabes
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    I have been lucky to not get any viruses, however, Anti virus software is similar to insurance, meaning you don't need it, until there an issue. By that time if you don't have it you're too late. With that being said, this software was easy to install and covers the bases for internet protection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Solid Protection / Poor Value

    Posted
    VADarkstar
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    For an antivirus suite that has a free option, the selling points of this "internet Security" suite upgrade are iffy relative to the cost. The enhanced options include protections from ransomware, camera hacking, and copycat websites - and cover this protection for up to three PC's - but the much better deal is to go all-out for the Ultimate edition that, for just a little more money, includes a suite of tune-up utilities, covers unlimited devices, and includes coverage and utilities for Mac and Android devices as well. Don't get me wrong, the PC coverage for this suite is stellar - and would probably be a great option to give peace of mind to anyone who, through their intentional or unintentional browsing or email habits, might be more susceptible to online fraud or abuse. But from a cost/benefits point of view, the better deal from AVG is their "Ultimate" edition.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good lightweight antivirus

    Posted
    Beradon
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    Not a whole lot to say here. This is a good, easy too install lightweight antivirus and internet security solution. It's rated well on the third party antivirus review sites and doesn't overload your system with settings or features no one wants or needs. Bottom line, if you're in the market for antivirus, you can't go wrong with AVG

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very user friendly

    Posted
    Longhorn74
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    This AVG Internet Security is very easy to set up and very easy to use as well. Once I got the product it was very easy to install on my computer and once installed it has been very user friendly. I have had it for over a week and I am able to easily ask it to scan my computer for viruses and give me updates on downloaded programs. I highly recommend this security software.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy To Install, No Conflicts

    Posted
    uicc676
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    I just installed my AVG Internet Security on multiple devices. It was easy to install and activate, and I had no problem installing it on my other devices. So far I've had no issues with email or surfing the web. It's operating nicely in the background. One complaint though, after running my first scan it gave me messages about fixing privacy issues and PC performance, which were just come-ons for separate Privacy and PC Tune up software. I hate the way they ask you if you want to do this or that and if you answer yes then they ask you to buy additional programs for additional fees. Just offer it all bundled as a software suite and charge a few more bucks for it. I probably would have paid the extra, but after spending a hundred bucks then being asked to spend another $40 and $50 for Privacy and Tune-up fixes, forget it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    PC and email protection, Webcam too.

    Posted
    JerryZ
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    It's getting harder to tell a spam or scam email from the real thing. Websites are even harder to protect. AVG Internet Security helps protect my PC in real time. Some plus features are the HACKER Attack reports, so you can see if you have been targeted. Webcam protection to keep your camera from being used to spy on you. Email attachement scanning. The last is the newest nusaince I've noted as the fake emaikls are looking so much like the real thing. I've been happy wit h past products from AVG and am keeping current today and tomorrow. Yes,the intitial install takes about 10-15 minutes, but imagine the amount of data you are protecting.

    I would 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Security Software for PCs!

    Posted
    Selva
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    Installation is very quick and easy for AVG Internet Security. I have registered with my email and installed in 2 desktops and 1 laptop. There are lot of features embedded in this product to cover privacy, account information, settings and support. The interface is very user friendly and easy to navigate. It takes care of all software updates, scanning, firewall and privacy protection. Performance is great and PC startup is improved dramatically. It will Keep your essential and most popular software always up to date. It will protect personal photos and files from ransomware attacks. It will protect hackers from using your webcam to spy on you. The nice feature is that it isolates even the newest threats to analyze them in the cloud and push out cures to everyone It proactively stop malware with advanced, PC-based artificial intelligence and block unsafe links, downloads, and email attachments. It will encrypt and hide your most private photos and files to prevent family, friends, or thieves from seeing what's yours. It will provide security updates and new features are pushed to you automatically. It will block hackers from getting access into your PC and avoid fake websites and enable safer payments. I am impressed with all features of this product and recommend to anyone without any hesitation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Reputable name, quirky install

    Posted
    BenisJ
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    If you are shopping for "antivirus" (an all encompassing term these days to mean "keep me safe online") AVG is a reputable brand offering better benchmarks than some of the more popular names in anti-virus and web protection. However, I did find their install process a bit quirky. I was a new-to-AVG user (although I had used their product back in the 90s) and consequently had to sign up for an AVG account with my email as my username. Personally I am not a big fan of having to sign-up to download a product I have a license key for. Once I had my account established (and verified via the email message that landed in my PROMOTIONS tab rather than my INBOX) I found it frustrating that I had to sign-in to the installed app on my PC and my Android device to launch it. The actual install on my Windows 10 PC seemed to to take a bit longer than most apps, appearing to freeze at times but eventually completing. The install to my Android was a link via AVG to the Play app to a push install. Once installed on Android, you had to sign on to the app with your AVG account to activate the software. Once everything is installed and activated the product requires no interaction on your part unless there is a problem. I am VERY CAUTIOUS with my devices and truthfully would not normally buy an antivirus/web protection suite and instead rely on built-in antivirus/malware protection and run free tools as needed, however, I worry that my Android phone may expose me to more security threats than my PC simply because I interact with my phone differently. I picked the 3-device AVG license because I wanted Android protection first. I am using the other two license for the kids' laptop and an in-law. The web logon for AVG doesn't offer much other than links to download the product, order history, and renewal info. I had hoped that I would see my 3 devices on that page plus "status reporting." It would be helpful to know via an AVG portal if the kids' laptop was routinely blocking malware, for example. The app interface on the phone is very basic and, even with a paid version, appears to be suggesting other AVG products I should buy like AVG VPN and Alarm Clock Extreme which I find frustrating. The AVG dashboard on the PC is simple and makes you feel safe but at the same time, it doesn't give a ton of useful information without drilling into each tool. Antivirus and Internet Security software cannot keep you 100% safe because it cannot prevent you from clicking something you shouldn't, but AVG has a proven track record and the Internet Suite is worth the investment for 3 devices if you feel you need that always-checking security. Keep in mind that this is annual subscription software and a year later you will be faced with a decision regarding whether or not to renew.

    I would recommend this to a friend