Antivirus Reviews

Avast
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Avast
UPDATE: When Google and Mozilla removed Avast’s web extension from their stores, a scandal broke out which revealed that Avast (who also owns AVG) had allegedly been spying on their users’ browsing data and selling it to corporations for millions of dollars in profit. In light of these unethical practices, we can no longer recommend them on our site. You can read more about the controversy and our decision here. For a list of antivirus companies we do recommend, please see this list of the 10 best antiviruses of 2020.   Original Review: Avast Antivirus is a good antivirus solution – as long as the price you’re paying is “free”. Its basic version provides a lot of decent features that are probably enough to protect the average home computer user. With that said, its premium features are not worth the price. You can get all of the features of Avast’s premium plans with better and cheaper options.
Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson
AVG Technologies
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AVG Technologies
UPDATE: When Google and Mozilla removed AVG’s web extension from their stores, a scandal broke out which revealed that Avast (who also owns AVG) had allegedly been spying on their users’ browsing data and selling it to corporations for millions of dollars in profit. In light of these unethical practices, we can no longer recommend them on our site. You can read more about the controversy and our decision here. For a review of antivirus companies we do recommend, please see this list of the 10 best antiviruses of 2020.   Original Review: AVG is a nice antivirus if you’re using the free version. It offers good protection for no money. AVG gives you excellent security tools for free, and it even has a lot of features to help your computer’s performance. It consistently scores high marks in our tests, and its free version is relatively secure. But the paid version just doesn’t offer enough, unlike many other premium antiviruses like Norton 360 and Bitdefender. If you know that you need premium protection, skip over AVG.
Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson
Security Master
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Security Master
UPDATE: Google has removed all apps from Security Master’s parent company Cheetah Mobile for repeated violations of Google’s advertising policy. As such, we can no longer recommend them here. That said, even before the removal, Security Master didn’t offer great protection. There are plenty of better free Android antivirus apps to download. Original Review: Security Master might not be the “number one antivirus” on the market, but there’s plenty of value to make this tool a part of your Android handset. It has some unique features on top of its highly-rated antivirus scanner and has been thoroughly tested.
Eric C. by Eric C.
iolo
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iolo
Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson
Phone Guardian
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Phone Guardian
Scott Jackson by Scott Jackson