AVG Internet Security PC Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Installation 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Usefulness 5.0
Value 5.0
Distributor: AVG
Reviewer:
Chris Tyler
Review Date:
Sep 2012

5.0


AVG Internet Security

How do you review a virus checker? I donít have a virus, I didnít get a virus whilst I used this product. However virus checkers are so much more than just  that these days. They usually also incorporate an e-mail scanner and a firewall and various other tid-bits that do many and various things.

So the question is how user friendly is it? How well does it seem to do the job that itís been asked to do? Are there any obvious deficiencies?  

Well yes.

I can only talk about my issues with AVG so here they are. It changed all my e-mail settings, except it didnít tell me it was going to do that and it meant Iíve been using webmail for the last two weeks.

Other than that it seems fine. Oh except it leads you astray with its control panel because it offers a ďPerformance tune-upĒ so I clicked it and all the usual stuff, came up, yes my registry is bloated, yes Iíd love someone to come and clean it out. And then it told me that I had to pay more money for AVG to do that and I politely declined. Hereís an idea donít put a service I donít have on the control panel where all the services I do have are run from. K? If I paid for this product I then expect everything I see to be functional and I really donít expect to be lured into trying a new product that lulls me into a false sense of security by seeming to work and then asking for my credit card.

I have mostly gotten my e-mail back and working and to be fair I did get a trial PC-tuneup for 24 hours for nothing and I suppose that $51.99 is a reasonable price for a registry cleaner. I am not however convinced that my media streaming is faster since I installed AVG or that my games now have any less lag.

So there we are, itís a virus scanner and firewall and it seems to work and if my Outlook worked and all the buttons on the control panel were functional it would probably be getting quite a high score.

Score: 5/10 






 
 



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