Updated 18 Jan 2017

AVG

Internet Security

Snapshot: AVG Internet Security has anti-phishing and anti-spam features. How well can it protect your computer?

Internet Security
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$103.48

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Test results

Overall score
65
Protection
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
System impact
?/10

Good points

  • OK protection.
  • OK to use.
  • Moderate system impact.
  • Has anti-spam protection.
  • Has anti-phishing protection.

But

  • No Apple macOS version available.
  • No banking protection feature.
  • No backup feature.

How we test

Overall score:

  • Protection (65%)
  • Ease of use (25%)
  • System impact (10%)

Protection includes:

  • Anti-malware performance including on-demand scanning, malware detection, false positive malware detection, URL protection and real-world protection from known malicious websites.
  • Firewall performance including features and settings aw well as incoming and outgoing protection – incoming protection tests the firewall’s ability to detect and prevent external scans; outgoing protection tests the ability to detect and prevent unauthorised data being sent outward to the internet, including sensitive data such as credit card details.

Ease of use takes into account: installation, configuration and normal day-to-day use of the software as well as clarity/simplicity of the user interface. We also look at the user help such as guidance, help menu and options and updating the software.

System impact includes assessment of the software’s use of disk space and memory plus its effect on boot time and on common tasks such as program launch and use, file use, copying and conversion.

Key data

Key data

Price guide
$103.48

Program

Number of PCs on licence
Unlimited
Licence period (years)
1
Version tested
16.121.7859

Features

Similar version for Mac OS
No
Windows 8 integration
Yes
Windows 10 supported
Yes
Anti-phishing
Anti-spam
Yes
Parental controls
×
Backup
×
Banking protection feature
×
E-mail scanner
POP3 protection incoming messages in Windows Live Mail
IMAP4 protection of incoming messages in Windows Live Mail
Settings password protected
×
Offline help
Download of a bootable CD / DVD
Download of a bootable USB key
Can create a bootable CD / DVD
×
Can create a bootable USB key
×
Minimum requirements - Processor
1.5 GHz or faster
Minimum requirements - RAM
512 MB _Windows XP__/1 GB _Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, 10__
Minimum requirements - Hard disk
1.3 GB
Recommended requirements - Processor
1.8 GHz or faster
Recommended requirements - RAM
1 GB
Recommended requirements - Hard disk
1.6 GB
Software requirements - Browser
Nothing required

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