AVG for Mac is a free, basic antivirus package offering moderate protection against phishing. AVG antivirus works in real-time to protect your Mac from malicious threats including malware, phishing, and viruses.
Scanning tools inspect files and programs and ensure their safety before being downloaded, opened, run, modified, or saved.
AVG has recently released a paid version, AVG Internet Security for Mac, offering additional security features.
Since AVG was acquired by Avast, the product lines have been converged with many components appearing in both security suites.
AVG comes in two packages, a free download, and a paid, multi-device version with a 30-day, money-back guarantee.
Everything in AVG Antivirus PLUS:
AVG is a basic antivirus package offering moderate protection against phishing.
AVG is free. AVG’s complementary products, AVG TuneUp and AVG Secure VPN, are available on an annual subscription basis and also a 30-day free trial.
Yes. AVG Internet Security offers additional security features and can be installed on an unlimited number of computers.
While both products offer excellent malware protection and a low impact on performance, most independent analysts rate McAfee higher due to its additional security features and tools.
Download the avg_mac_security_online.dmg setup file. Find the file in your downloads folder and double-click on it. When the dialog box appears, double-click on Install AVG Antivirus and follow the prompts.
Find the AVG AntiVirus icon in the Mac menu bar and select Open AVG AntiVirus. Click on Uninstall AVG Antivirus. When the confirmation box appears, click on Uninstall and follow the prompts.
Subscribe for our newsletter with best Mac offers from MacUpdate.