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AVG Internet Security is AVG's top of the line single-device security product.It includes all features of the free and paid antivirus products plus the following ones: Verdict AVG's free offering feels a bit left behind especially when you browse the AVG website in search for it.

Additionally, AVG updated its privacy policy in late 2015 in which it highlighted that it will sell non-identifying data to third-parties.AVG Anti Virus is the commercial version of AVG's security offering.As is the case usually, it includes all features of AVG Anti Virus Free plus additional features.You can select a different installation location on the local system, and disable the Web and Email protection components that the program ships with.Web protection installs a Link Scanner module only, and not Online Shield which is only included in AVG Anvi Virus Pro or Internet Security.The core difference between both products is that Protection Free offers multi-device protection and controls using AVG Zen, an online dashboard.

AVG appears to be in a transition phase away from Anti Virus Free to Protection Free, as the latter is advertised on AVG's main website while the former is only available through back channels.

The multi-device version is called AVG Anti Virus Protection Pro.

It features priority updates, and mobile versions for Android and i OS on top of that.

Link Scanner scans Internet links to make sure they don't link to harmful sites.

The same is true for Email protection which only comes with the Email Scanner module and not Anti-Spam.

It is difficult to find recent tests that include AVG Anti Virus Free.