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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 144 reviews

81%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    BobC
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I tried this program on our two laptops and my home PC, and I had nothing but problems on all three. I am very disappointed in AVG. I uninstalled all three downloads. I have never had issues with any of their products in the past, so I thought I could trust this one. Well, that was a waste of time and money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Effective Virus Protection

    Posted
    IronHorseGPS
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Security Software for PCs!

    Posted
    Selva
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    • Top 50 ContributorTop 50 Contributor

    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: 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